Sport in Contemporary Society An Anthology

ISBN-10: 019994590X
ISBN-13: 9780199945900
Edition: 9th
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List price: $86.95
Edition: 9th
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Sports buffs know all about famous players and coaches and can recite statistics in endless detail. But do fans know how sport is linked to other institutions of society? Do they understand the role of sport in socializing youngsters in both positive and negative ways? What about the ways in which sport perpetuates race and gender-role stereotypes in society? How do owners, coaches, and other sport authorities exercise power to maintain control over athletes?These issues and more are examined inSport in Contemporary Society,a selection of accessible writing by journalists and leading scholars who represent a new era of critical appraisal of sports--both professional and amateur. This timely new edition includes twenty new chapters while retaining the classics from the last edition.Sport in Contemporary Societyis ideal for courses in sociology, sport management, and kinesiology.

List of Figures, Tables, and Boxes
Preface
Sport as a Microcosm of Society
Sports-An Offer We Can't Refuse
American Sport in the New Millennium
The Great Recession and Sport
For Further Study
Sport and Socialization: Organized Sports and Youth
Play Group versus Organized Competitive Team: A Comparison
Anyone Up for Stickball? In a PlayStation World, Maybe Not
Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinities
For Further Study
Sport and Socialization: The Mass Media
The Televised Sports Manhood Formula
Gender in Televised Sports
For Further Study
Sport and Socialization: Symbols
American Flags as Big as Fields
"Redskins" Is No Honor, Its an Insult
The De-Athleticization of Women: The Naming and Gender Marking of Collegiate Sport Teams
For Further Study
Problems of Excess: Overzealous Athletes, Parents, and Coaches
Female Gymnasts and Ice Skaters: The Dark Side
Bench the Parents
Harm to Children in Youth Sports
Missed Opportunities: Bostons Student-Athletes Face a Sports Program in Distress
For Further Study
Problems of Excess: Sport and Deviance
Ethical Dilemmas in American Sport: The Dark Side of Competition
Crime and Athletes: New Racial Stereotypes
For Further Study
Problems of Excess: Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports
Creating the Frankenstein Athlete: The Drug Culture in Sports
Finding the Golden Genes
Outraged over the Steroids Outrage
For Further Study
Problems of Excess: Big-Time College Sport
College Sports 101: A Primer on Money, Athletics, and Higher Education in the 21st Century: The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
Admissions Exemptions Benefit Athletes
Is Sports in Your Mission Statement?
The Big-Time College Sports Plantation and the Slaves Who Drive It
For Further Study
Problems of Excess: Sport and Money
Does Football Cost Too Much?
When Domes Attack
Corporate Titans Competing for Olympic Gold: How Ad Wars Have Hijacked the Games
For Further Study
Structured Inequality: Sport and Race/Ethnicity
Sporting Dreams Die on the "Rez"
Say It Ain't So, Big Leagues: The Downside for Latin American Players
The 2010 Racial and Gender Report Card: National Football League
Racism Ethnic Discrimination, and Exclusion of Migrants and Minorities in Sport: A Comparative Overview of the Situation in the European Union: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
For Further Study
Structured Inequality: Sport and Gender
Are We There Yet? Thirty-Seven Years Later, Title IX Hasn�t Fixed It All
Her Life Depends: On It II: Sport, Physical Activity, and the Health and Well-Being of American Girls and Women: Women's Sports Foundation
The Meaning of Success: The Athletic Experience and the Development of Male Identity
For Further Study
Structured Inequality: Sport and Sexuality
Changing the Game: Homophobia, Sexism, and Lesbians in Sport
Gay Athletes' Dilemma
On the Team: Equal Opportunity for Transgender Student Athletes
For Further Study
Expanding The Horizons: Sport and Globalization
Growing the Game: The Globalization of Major League Baseball
Nike's Crimes
New Media and Global Sports
For Further Study
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