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Young, Kevin 1959-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 146 publications in 1 language and 6,342 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator
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Most widely held works by Kevin Young
Global Olympics : historical and sociological studies of the modern games by Kevin Young( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Olympic Games have become a subject of major importance to students, academics, sports bodies, politicians, urban planners, and the public at large. The Olympic Rings are among the most recognised symbols in the world, and there are few other cultural phenomena that attract such a significant following in the popular media or such widespread support among the nations of the world. "Global Olympics: Historical and Sociological Studies of the Modern Games" draws together some of the world's leading scholars on critical issues emerging from ancient Olympic contests and over one hundred years
Qualitative research on sport and physical culture by Kevin Young( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume takes a fresh approach to qualitative research on sport and physical culture by presenting 'student friendly' engaging chapters that clearly articulate the significance and practice of qualitative and/or critical methods in plain and convincing language. It outlines contemporary, cutting-edge approaches in qualitative research methods that students in undergraduate programs in sociology and sociology of sport, as well as, for instance, sport, exercise, kinesiology, or health, can understand clearly. Chapters revolve around one principal method in qualitative methodology, and look at why certain methodological choices were made, what problems were faced, and how these were overcome. Classic issues in methodology, contemporary issues in research methods and innovative trends in qualitative research are addressed through case study examples from emerging and exciting areas of research in sport studies. Topics covered include: historical methods; ethnography; auto-ethnography; embodied methods; interviewing; narratives; participatory action methods; interpretative phenomenological analysis; media analysis; and visual methods
Sport, social development and peace by Kevin Young( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, sport has attracted considerable attention as an effective means of combating such local and global issues as war and conflict, poverty, ethnic reconciliation, and gender conflicts. Sport has been shown to be an effective tool or triggering device compared to the other development sectors, especially when donors can apply grassroots activities to the development contexts in thoughtful and continuing ways. This book fills the gap in this critical topic- that will only grow more important as governments, sport and national organizations direct more funds towards forms of play, PE and sport in the hope that these will represent one way of coalescing communities and assist development and peace. This volume is part of the early serious and systematic inquiry into this issue. In addition to showcasing some of the most recognized names in the research subfield of sociology of sport, the book draws upon an international roster of global contributors. The empirical focus of the chapters spans from Africa to Asia. Further, these chapters represent three groups - theory and philosophy, empirical research in actual 'on-the-ground' case studies, and those using circumspection and care to construct cases regarding measurement and evaluation
Sociology of sport : a global subdiscipline in review by Kevin Young( )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sociology of sport has grown impressively since its inception in the 1950s and has become robust and diver, although uneven. In addition to countries such as the US, Canada and the UK where it is difficult to imagine a scholarly scene without a sociology of sport presence, many countries now boast strong scholars in the field and fascinating research is being done. For instance, Latin American sociology of sport is expanding quickly and South Korea and Japan have had organized and vibrant sociology of sport communities for some time. Individual or small groups of scholars interested in sociology of sport have bubbled up in the other parts of the globe such as the Middle East, the Caribbean and India ... Twenty three chapters written by recognized scholars summarize the subdisciplinary 'state of play' across the globe in the most substantial and inclusive set of subfield summaries ever collated in one source"--Back cover
Sport, violence and society by Kevin Young( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is violence an intrinsic component of contemporary sport?How does violence within sport reflect upon the attitudes of wider society?In this landmark study of violence in and around contemporary sport, Kevin Young offers the first comprehensive sociological analysis of an issue of central importance within sport studies. The book explores organized and spontaneous violence, both on the field and off, and calls for a much broader definition of 'sports-related violence', to include issues as diverse as criminal behaviour by players, abuse within sport and exploitatory labor practices. Offering a sophisticated new theoretical framework for understanding violence in a sporting context, and including a wide range of case-studies and empirical data - from professional soccer in Europe to ice hockey in North America - the book establishes a benchmark for the study of violence within sport and wider society. Through close examination of often contradictory trends, from anti-violence initiatives in professional sports leagues to the role of the media in encouraging hyper-aggression, the book throws new light on our understanding of the socially-embedded character of sport and its fundamental ties to history, culture, politics, social class, gender and the law
Sport and gender in Canada( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sport in Canada has been and is still experienced differently by girls and boys, women and men, and gays and straights. Sport and Gender in Canada's main thesis is that gender is a central way of stratifying sport, which remains dominated by heterosexual males. Although the numbers of girls and women participating in sport are greater now than ever before, there are still areas that remain closed to females. This book explores less recognized facets of sport and gender, including aspects of sexuality, that expose how inequality is maintained and produced over time, and also looks at equality, power, meaning, and change both between and within males and females."--Jacket
Deviance and social control in sport by Michael Atkinson( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world of sport offers a deep - and often-overlooked - source for the study of deviance and its development. Deviance and Social Control in Sport challenges preconceived understandings regarding the relationship of deviance and sport and offers a conceptual framework for future work in a variety of sociological subfields." "Drawing on their research in criminology and deviance in the discipline of sociology, Michael Atkinson and Kevin Young provide a textured understanding of sport-related deviance through the application of various approaches to deviance in a sport context. Using extended case studies, the authors examine the subject of deviance through examples that are popular, understudied, or emerging." "The text explains how forms of wanted and unwanted rule violation are produced by and mediated through social contexts in and around sport. By considering networks of social relationships and how they produce, define, and police rule violation and rule violators, Deviance and Social Control in Sport offers a nuanced and integrated explanation of sport deviance that accounts for the behaviors and practices of both individuals and teams."--Jacket
Theory, sport & society( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume spans past, present and future approaches to the sociological study of sport. It includes both a selection of the "founding" theorists whose work remains so pertinent to seeing sport sociologically, as well as from more contemporary and interdisciplinary perspectives
Sporting bodies, damaged selves : sociological studies of sports-related injury by Kevin Young( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In contrast to other disciplines in the sport sciences, the sociological study of risk, pain and injury is quite new. Over the last decade, however, sociologists have begun to show that pain and injury are not solely experienced in physical and medical terms, and an impressive corpus of knowledge is beginning to emerge. To date the breadth and depth of this knowledge has not been brought together in any systematic way. As the second volume in the Research in the Sociology of Sport series -- Sporting Bodies, Damaged Selves: Sociological Studies of Sports-Related Injury -- attempts to reflect the cutting-edge research in the area from several countries in terms of causes, experiences and outcomes of sport-related pain and injury. " -- Jacket
Tribal play : subcultural journeys through sport( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on sociology of sport : ten questions, ten scholars, ten perspectives by Kevin Young( )

12 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tenth and celebratory volume in the "Research in the sociology of sport" series, ten recognized and influential sport scholars from around the world reflect on their respective academic journeys. They each address ten salient questions summarizing their career and their view of the current and future status of the sociology of sport
Let's go : the budget guide to the USA, 1991( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the bear : how I learned to live and love again after being blinded by a bear by Dan Bigley( Recording )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate and empowering memoir about one man's triumph over disability after a debilitating attack by a bear in the Alaskan wilderness
Mind gym : an athlete's guide to inner excellence by Gary Mack( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mind Gym, noted sports psychology consultant Gary Mack explains how your mind influences your athletic performance as much as your physical skill does, if not more so. Through forty accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes from prominent athletes, many of whom he has worked with, you will learn the same techniques and exercises Mack uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle."
Social problems in sport : deviance and social control by Joseph A Maguire( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sports crowd disorder, mass media and ideology by Kevin Young( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribal play : subcultureal journeys through sport( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on sociology of sport by Kevin Young( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tenth and celebratory volume in the "Research in the sociology of sport" series, ten recognized and influential sport scholars from around the world reflect on their respective academic journeys. They each address ten salient questions summarizing their career and their view of the current and future status of the sociology of sport
Global Olympics : historical and sociological studies of the modern games( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sport and gender in CanadaDeviance and social control in sportTheory, sport & societySporting bodies, damaged selves : sociological studies of sports-related injuryTribal play : subcultural journeys through sportTribal play : subcultureal journeys through sportGlobal Olympics : historical and sociological studies of the modern games
Alternative Names
Young, Kevin M. 1959-

Young, Kevin M. (Kevin Mark), 1959-

Young, Kevin Mark

Young, Kevin Mark 1959-

Кевин Янг

کوین یانگ

凯文·杨

Languages
English (146)