Sports Why People Love Them!

ISBN-10: 0761844899
ISBN-13: 9780761844891
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University Press of America, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 246
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Why do billions of people around the world love sports? This informative book attempts to find out why--by examining sports in all its facets, providing an overview of the history of sports, with a constant focus upon the social conditions through which sport arises.

Tim Delaney is Associate Professor and Department Chair at the State University of New York at Oswego. He is the author of numerous books, including Classical and Contemporary Social Theory: Investigation and Application (2nd Edition 2012), and of many encyclopedia articles, journal articles, and book reviews.

Preface
Acknowledgments
What is Sport?
Our Love Affair with Sports throughout History
Sports as a Cultural Phenomenon
Sport Socialization through Popular Culture
Youth Sports: Growing Up with Sports
High School and College Sports: The Passion Continues
Sports Fans
Sportsmanship
Why We Love Sports
Bibliography
About the Authors

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