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Sports in society : issues and controversies

Author: Jay J Coakley; Elizabeth Pike
Publisher: London ; Boston : McGraw-Hill Education, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st UK ed.]View all editions and formats
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The sociology of sport is a sub-discipline of sociology that studies sports as part of social and cultural life. This book integrates sensitive topics, such as religion, to provide a holistic view of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay J Coakley; Elizabeth Pike
ISBN: 9780077117443 0077117441
OCLC Number: 301894861
Notes: Edition statement from p. x.
"This edition is a total adaptation of the tenth US edition; each chapter has been revised from start to finish so that it is easier for British readers to relate to and understand."--Page x.
Description: xvi, 613 pages : illustrations ; 25 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 Socialisation: Who plays and what happens to them? --
5. Sports and Young People: Are organised schemes worth the effort? --
6. Deviance in Sport: Is it out of control? --
7. Violence in sport: How does it affect our lives? --
8. Gender and Sports: Does equity require ideological changes? --
9. Race, Ethnicity and National Identity: 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 sport? --
12. Sports and the Media: Could they survive without each other? --
13. Sports, Politics and Globalisation: How do Governments and Global processes influence sport? --
14. Sport in the Future: What can we create?.
Responsibility: Jay Coakley, Elizabeth Pike.

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