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The sports industry's war on athletes

Author: Peter Finley; Laura Finley
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006
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Sport is a popular passion, and a lucrative business. This book confronts the many problems facing top-level athletics and their portrayal in the media, and looks at how the values and models  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Finley; Laura Finley
ISBN: 0275991725 9780275991722
OCLC Number: 475774694
Description: xxiv, 199 s
Contents: Introduction: the big, bad, world of sports --
The sports ethic --
Doping --
Eating disorders and playing while hurt --
Cheating, dirty-play, and on-field violence --
Recruiting scandals and academic fraud --
Hazing --
Racism, sexism, and classism --
Stadium finance --
Conclusions and recommendations.
Responsibility: Peter Finley, Laura Finley

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