Deviance and Social Control in Sport

ISBN-10: 0736060421
ISBN-13: 9780736060424
Edition: 2008
List price: $59.00
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Book details

List price: $59.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 8/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

"The world of sport offers a deep - and often-overlooked - source for the study of deviance and its development. Deviance and Social Control in Sport challenges preconceived understandings regarding the relationship of deviance and sport and offers a conceptual framework for future work in a variety of sociological subfields." "Drawing on their research in criminology and deviance in the discipline of sociology, Michael Atkinson and Kevin Young provide a textured understanding of sport-related deviance through the application of various approaches to deviance in a sport context. Using extended case studies, the authors examine the subject of deviance through examples that are popular, understudied, or emerging." "The text explains how forms of wanted and unwanted rule violation are produced by and mediated through social contexts in and around sport. By considering networks of social relationships and how they produce, define, and police rule violation and rule violators, Deviance and Social Control in Sport offers a nuanced and integrated explanation of sport deviance that accounts for the behaviors and practices of both individuals and teams."--BOOK JACKET.

Michael Atkinson is Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto. He was previously Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Loughborough University, leading the instruction of research methods and skills at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels therein. Michael received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Calgary in 2001 (BA, University of Waterloo, 1995; MA, McMaster University, 1997). Since then, he has researched and taught courses on the sociology of sport, bodies, deviance and research methods (qualitative, quantitative and historical) at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), McMaster University (Canada), and University of Western Ontario (Canada). For his contributions to the Canadian social sciences, Michael was recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's prestigious Aurora Award in 2004.

Deviant Sport Conventions
The Normal and the Pathological in Sport
The Pathological as Normal
Sport Deviance as Tolerable
Sport, Deviancy Theory, and Sociological Research
Traditional Strands of Sport Deviancy Theory
How to Research Sport Deviance
Moving Backward and Forward With Theory
Deviant Sport Communities
Youth Tribes in Sport
From Resistance Subcultures to Lifestyle Sports
Le Parkour
Theoretical Intersections
Animal Violence in Sport
Animal Sports and Social Justice
Greyhound Racing
Changing Climates for Animal Sports
Theoretical Intersections
Deviant Athletic Bodies
Body Pathologies in Sport
EPO in Professional Cycling
Slimming as Self-Violence
Technology and Disappearing Bodies
Theoretical Intersections
Illness Narratives and Sport
Narratives of Wounded Athletes
Meeting Wounded Athletes
Comeback Narratives
Transgression Narratives
Exit Narratives
Theoretical Intersections
Mediating Sport Deviance
Criminal Violence in Sport
Rink Rage and Criminal Justice
Managing Hockey Deviance as a Total Institution
Ice Hockey and the Ironies of Social Control
Theoretical Intersections
Terror and Security in Sport
Terrorism and the Olympic Games
Terrorism and the 2002 Salt Lake City Games
Security and Future Games
Theoretical Intersections
Toward a Public Sociology of Sport Deviance
Victimological and Political-Economic Perspectives
Social Development Through Youth Sport
Sport for Reducing Social Problems

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