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Sport and society : a student introduction

Author: Barrie Houlihan
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2003.
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Organized around four themes key to the study of sport (perspectives, inclusion, commercialization and the international context), this text provides a student introduction to the field.
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Sport and society.
London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2003
(OCoLC)607055397
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barrie Houlihan
ISBN: 0761970339 9780761970330 0761970347 9780761970347 9781280700828 1280700823
OCLC Number: 52460691
Description: xv, 379 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Sport and social theory / Peter Donnelly --
Politics, power, policy and sport / Barrie Houlihan --
History and sport / Martin Polley --
Social exclusion from sport and leisure / Michael F. Collins --
Sport and gender / Tess Kay --
Sport and disability / Nigel Thomas --
The politics of 'race' and sports policy / Ben Carrington and Ian McDonald --
Sport, physical education and schools / David Kirk --
The business of sport / Leigh Robinson --
Sport and the media / David Stead --
Analysing sports organisations : theory and practice / John Amis and Trevor Slack --
Doping and sport : more problems than solutions? / Barrie Houlihan --
The sport-tourism interrelationship / Guy Jackson and Mike Weed --
The economics of the Olympic Games : winners and loser / Holger Preuss --
Sport and recreation and the environment / Michael F. Collins --
Sport in the United States and Canada / Trevor Slack --
Sport in Australia / Murray Phillips and Tara Magdalinski --
Sport, the role of the European Union and the decline of the nation state? / Ian P. Henry --
Sport and globalisation / Barrie Houlihan.
Responsibility: edited by Barrie Houlihan.
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Suitable for students and lecturers in sports studies, this book examines the relations between sport, social policy and the social context that underlies the two. It is organized around four themes  Read more...

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