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The sociology of sport and physical education : an introductory reader

Author: Anthony Laker
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeFalmer, ©2002.
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This undergraduate text, written by writers, lecturers and academics in the field, covers the key issues in the field of sociology of sport and physical education. The first section of the text covers the importance of sport in culture, its theoretical background and methodological issues in research. The main body of the book then discusses issues including: gender, the sporting body, race and ethnicity, class,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Laker
ISBN: 0415235936 9780415235938 0415235944 9780415235945
OCLC Number: 46732587
Description: xv, 240 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Culture, education and sport / Anthony Laker --
Theoretical background / John Evans and Brian Davies --
Methodological issues in research / Matthew Curtner-Smith --
Femininity, masculinity and difference : what's wrong with a sarong? / Barbara Humberstone --
The social construction of the body in physical education and sport / David Kirk --
Race, ethnicity and sport / Bob Chappell --
Equality, equity and inclusion in physical education and school sport / Dawn Penney --
Socialisation and participation in sport / Sandra A. Stroot --
The hidden curriculum and the changing nature of teachers' work / Gareth Nutt and Gill Clarke --
Critical pedagogy : what might it look like and why does it matter? / Doune Macdonald --
Political involvement in sport, physical education and recreation / Barrie Houlihan --
Global sport and global mass media / George Sage.
Responsibility: edited by Anthony Laker.
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