Sociological Perspective of Sport

ISBN-10: 0205275060

ISBN-13: 9780205275069

Edition: 5th 1998

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Description: This book is based on three central themes: 1) Sport is a social institution worthy of sociological examination like the more traditional institutions of marriage/family, politics, economy, religion, law, health/medicine, science, and education; 2) Sport is a microcosm of the larger society as it reflects and reinforces the dominant ideology; 3) There are numerous institutional connections between sport and other societal institutions which make it impossible for changes in one sphere not to reverberate throughout all spheres. The author has organized coverage of the sociology of sport around pivotal sociological concepts-culture, social organization, socialization, deviance, small groups, collective behavior, mass media, and institutional inter-relationships (sport, education, politics, and religion). New material on sports and politics and women in sports keeps this edition timely. Sports sociologists and health teachers.

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List price: $166.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
Publication date: 2/18/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 450
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Introduction to the Sociology of Sport
Some Brief Observations of the Social Significance of Sport
Sport as a Concept
Sport in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Sociological Theories of the Relationship Between Sport and Society
A Brief History of American Sport
1600 - 1700. 1700 - 1800. 1800 - 1850. 1850 - 1918. 1919 - Present
Characteristics of Modern Sport
How Sociological Theories Explain the Rise of Sport
Industrialization, Urbanization, and Mass Communication
A Brief Chronology of Sport Sociology
Sport and Culture
Culture and Values
Values in American Society
Values in Sport
Cross Cultural Differences: Sport as a Mirror of Dominant Societal Values
Sport Heroes Reflect Dominant Cultural Values
Immortality via Sport
Sport and Social Organization
Levels of Social Organization: Interpersonal, Group, and Societal
Sport Organizations as Associations
Sport as a Social Institution
Key Sociological Concepts for Understanding the Social Organization of Sport
The Professional Athlete
Sport and Socialization
Socialization into Sport
Socialization via Sport
Organized Youth Sport Programs
Sport and Social Deviance
Structural Sources of Sport Deviance
The Relativity of Social Deviance
Eufunctions and Dysfunction's of Sport Deviance
Theories of Social Deviance
A Sociological Theory of Social Deviance: Anomie Theory
Drugs in Sport
Crime and the Athlete
Domestic Violence Perpetuated by Athletes Violence in Sports
Sport and Social Stratification
Characteristics of Social Stratification
Sport Stratification Is Social
Sport Stratification Is Ancient
Sport Stratification Is Ubiquitous
Social Stratification Is Diverse
Sport as a Social Mobility Mechanism
Disengagement from Sport
Social Stratification Has Sport Consequences
Favorite Sports by Social Class
Attendance at and Participation in Various Sporting Activities
The Fitness Revolution: Some Sociological Observations
Sportsfan Index
Life Chances
Sport and Race/Ethnicity The Meaning of Race
A Brief History of African-Americans in Professional and Amateur Sport
Statistical Trends Documenting African-Americans' Involvement in Sport
Discrimination in Sport
Performance Differentials
Rewards and Authority Structures
Sport and Gender
The Social Organization of Gender in Society
The Dynamic Relationship Between Sport and Gender
Current Issues and Trends
Sport and Education
College Athletics
Some Academic Considerations
Organizational Deviance
Reforming the College System
Interscholastic Athletics
Sport and Economics
Emergence of Corporate Sport
The Professional Sports Owner
The Size and Profitability of the Professional Sport Industry: Determinants and Mechanisms
The Financing of Sport Facilities
The Costs of Ownership
Sport as a Monopoly
Sport and Politics
The Olym
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