Sport and Society Reader

ISBN-10: 0415772494
ISBN-13: 9780415772495
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

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General introduction: sport-the game and the field
The big picture: theorizing sports from sociological perspectives9
Introduction
The dynamics of modern sport: notes on achievement-striving and the social significance of sport
The mundanity of excellence: an ethnographic report on stratification and Olympic swimmers
Varsity syndrome: the unkindest cut
Mapping sports space
Journalistic view: Ten reasons why sports aren't sports
High brow and low brow contests: sports with-more or less-class
Introduction
Distinction: a social critique of the judgement of taste
Body and soul: the boys who beat the street
Class, ethnicity, and color in the making of Brazilian football
Journalistic view an unlikely champion
Journalistic view Higher, faster, yes. More meritocratic? No
Coloring the game: race matters in sport
Introduction
The anatomy of scientific racism: racialist responses to black athletic achievement
The sports taboo: why blacks are like boys and whites are like girls
Manliness and civilization
Hot spicks versus cool spades: toward a cultural definition of prizefighting
Sport as contested terrain
Journalistic view: College booster bias is delaying minority hiring
Manning the field: gender myths and privileges in sports-constructing masculinity; socialization
Introduction
Sports culture and gender among undergraduates: a study of student-athletes and students at the University of Michigan
The sanctity of Sunday football: why men love sports
An iron man
Cheerieading and the gendered politics of sport
Barbie Girls versus Sea Monsters: children constructing gender
Journalistic view: When tranquillity trumps equality
Nice guys finish last: athletes out of bounds and the problem of sports and deviance
Introduction
Playing center: the triad of violence in men's sports
Discourses of deception: cheating in professional running
In pursuit of doped excellence: the lab animal
The Sprewell/Carlesimo episode: unacceptable violence or unacceptable victim?
Crime and athletes: new racial stereotypes
Journalistic view: IOC scandal part of sports corruption big picture
Certain kinds of people: sexuality and sport
Introduction
Women athletes as falsely accused deviants: managing the lesbian stigma
From the "muscle moll" to the "butch" ballplayer: mannishness, lesbianism, and homophobia in US women's sport
Is baseball ready for a gay Jackie Robinson?
Journalistic view: an off-field obituary: the death of Reggie White
Growth of global community or neo-imperialism?: national cultures and the internationalization of sports
Introduction
Sport and globalisation
Theorizing sport in the global process
The denationalization of sport; de-ethnicization of the nation and identity de-territorialization
Cross-national cultural diffusion: the global spread of cricket
Offside: soccer and American exceptionalism
Beyond a boundary? Sport, transnational advertising, and the reimagining of national culture
Journalistic view: Surge in racist mood raises concerns on eve of World Cup
Index

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