Sport and Society in the Global Age

ISBN-10: 0230584691
ISBN-13: 9780230584693
Edition: 2011
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List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

TIMOTHY MARJORIBANKSnbsp;Professor of Management in the Graduate School of Management at La Trobe University, Australia. From 1997 to 2010, he taught and researched in Sociology in the School of Social and Political Sciences at The University of Melbourne, Australia. His research explores the role of power in organisational practice, with a particular focus on the sport, media and health industries. He has written numerous book chapters and journal articles in these areas, and his previous book is News Corporation, Technology and the Workplace. KAREN FARQUHARSONnbsp;Associate Professor of Sociology and Head of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences group at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. She was a Fulbright Fellow to South Africa, and she has published in the areas of race and ethnic relations, the media, sport and research methods. Her previous book (with Katharine Betts and Anne Seitz) was Writing Essays and Research Reports in the Social Sciences.

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgements
About the Authors
Introduction: Sport and Society in the Global Age
Introduction
Defining sport
Sport as defined in this book
Overview of Sport and Society in the Global Age
Conclusion
Chapter summary
Discussion questions
Further reading
Understanding Sport and Society
Theorizing Sport and Society
Introduction: why theory?
Sociological theory and sport
Analytic framework of this book
Conclusion
Chapter summary
Discussion questions
Further reading
Researching Sport and Society
Introduction
Approaches to knowledge
Studying sport from a sociological perspective
Conclusion
Chapter summary
Discussion questions
Further reading
Sport and Societal Processes
Sport, Race and Racism
Introduction
Naturally talented?
Media discourses of race and sport
Racial patterns of sports participation
Positional segregation
Racial disparities in pay
Racial abuse
Whiteness
Conclusion
Chapter summary
Discussion questions
Further reading
Sport, Gender and Sexuality
Introduction
Patriarchy and the social construction of gender
Sport and gender socialization
Gender and equity
Sport and sexuality
Bodily sex versus gender: policing gender boundaries in women's sport
Intersections: race, gender, sexual orientation
Conclusion
Chapter summary
Discussion questions
Further reading
Sport, National Identity and Nation-Building
Introduction
Nations, states and nation-states
Globalization, sport and nation
Mega-sporting events, nations and nation-building
Conclusion
Chapter summary
Discussion questions
Further reading
Sporting Bodies
Introduction
Sociology of the body
Drug use in sport
Management of pain and injuries
Cyborg athlete
Conclusion
Chapter summary
Discussion questions
Further reading
Regulating Sport
Governing Sport: The Club, League and Global
Introduction
Governing sport
Governance in clubs
Governance of sport at the league level
Governance of sport at the global level
Conclusion
Chapter summary
Discussion questions
Further reading
The Politics of Sport Regulation
Introduction
Conceptualizing the state and sport policy
Manchester United, BSkyB and the British state
Regulating tobacco advertising
Regulating mega-events
Conclusion
Chapter summary
Discussion questions
Further reading
Sport and Social Justice
Introduction
Sport, social policy and social inclusion
Human rights and sport
Sport and corporate social responsibility
Ethical sport governance
Conclusion
Chapter summary
Discussion questions
Further reading
The Global Cultures of Sport
The Global Athlete
Introduction
The sports star as celebrity
Athletes as role models
Financial rewards
Managing the career
Migration
Conclusion
Chapter summary
Discussion questions
Further reading
The Transformation of Fandom
Introduction
Sporting supporters: identity and belonging
Club organization and the supporter experience
Violent behaviour at sporting events
Gambling and fans
The future of fandom
Conclusion
Chapter summary
Discussion questions
Further reading
The Media and Consumption of Sport
Introduction
Media in society
Owning the media-sport industry
Two case studies of media-sport
Production processes
Media representations of sport
Audiences, fans and consumers
E-gaming
Conclusion
Chapter summary
Discussion questions
Further reading
Conclusion
Conclusion: Sport, Society and Sociology
Revisiting the central argument
Future developments in the sociology of sport
Glossary
References
Index

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