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Social issues in sport

Author: Ron Woods
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is an introduction to the multifaceted roles of sport and physical activity in society. It is organised into four parts that reflect the presence of sports around us: Part I sets the stage for studying sport in society. Part II examines the scope and effect of sport on society Part III explores sport as an institution and how it functions within other institutions such as schools, colleges, and the Olympic  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Woods
ISBN: 0736058729 9780736058728
OCLC Number: 70673116
Description: xiv, 369 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: What is sport and why do we study it? --
How do we study sport? --
Participants versus spectators --
Business of sport --
Media and sport --
Youth sport --
Interscholastic and intercollegiate sport --
International sport --
Olympic movement --
Sporting behavior --
Race, ethnicity, and sport --
Women and sport --
Social class and sport --
Special populations and sport --
Religion and sport --
Politics and sport --
Deviance and sport --
Coaching sport --
Future trends in sport.
Responsibility: Ronald B. Woods.
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Aimed at lecturers and students in sport sociology or as a reference for those with an interest in sport and society, this book provides readers with an introduction to the multifaceted roles of  Read more...

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