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Sport in society : issues & controversies

Author: Jay J Coakley
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Irwin/McGraw-Hill, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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This edition uses an issues-oriented approach to study the role of sport in today's society. It discusses current sports-related controversies and includes new material comparing the sociology and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay J Coakley
ISBN: 0815120273 9780815120278 0071156712 9780071156714
OCLC Number: 36865585
Description: xiv, 575 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Sociology of Sport: What is it and why study it? --
2. Using Social Theories: How can they help us study sports in society? --
3. Studying the Past: Does it help us understand sports today? --
4. Sports and Socialization: Who plays and what happens to them? --
5. Sports and Children: Are organized programs worth the effort? --
6. Deviance in Sports: Is it out of your control? --
7. Violence in Sports: How does it affect our lives? --
8. Gender and Sports: Does equity require ideological changes? --
9. Race and Ethnicity: Are They Important in Sports? --
10. Social Class: Do Money and Power Matter in Sports? --
11. Sports and the Economy: What Are the Characteristics of Commercial Sports? --
12. Sports and the Media: Could They Survive Without Each Other? --
13. Sports and Politics: How Do Governments and Globalization Influence Sports? --
14. Sports in High School and College: Do Varsity Sport Programs Contribute to Education? --
15. Sports and Religion: Is It a Promising Combination? --
16. Sports in the Future: What Can We Expect?
Responsibility: Jay J. Coakley.

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