Sport, Power, and Society Institutions and Practices

ISBN-10: 0813344875
ISBN-13: 9780813344874
Edition: 2010
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List price: $77.50
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 3/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

This comprehensive collection focuses on sports culture and its relationship to institutions in the surrounding society. The editorsrsquo; introduction describes the many ways that sport as a meritocratic contest may be diverted from meritocratic practices by the powerful social structures within which it is embedded. Sections focus on political economy, violence, the media, education, politics, fans and community, and the body. These readings address a variety of compelling and contentious issues: What is the role of sports in educational institutions? How are sports linked to politics? To what extent have the media transformed sports? How have sports influenced our cultural images of the body and physical health? In what ways do fans and social community influence sports? Augmenting the primary readings, the collection also presents engaging and provocative journalistic essays that complement the scholarly analyses with insightful discussions that spotlight key issues. Section introductions from the editors connect the readings to relevant theoretical perspectives for understanding the sociology of sports: new institutionalism, cultural hegemony, social capital, symbolic interaction, and cultural construction. Providing a cohesive foundation for a wide range of readings,Sport, Power, and Societyis a must-have resource for understanding the current issues and debates surrounding the interactions of sport and society. Contents Introduction: Sport as a Model of Meritocracy Part One. Raiding the Public Treasury: The Political Economy of Professional Sports 1. Introduction 2. Public Dollars, Private Stadiums, Kevin J. Delaney and Rick Eckstein 3. Rooting the Home Team: Why the Packers Won't Leave-and Why the Browns Did, David Morris and Daniel Kraker 4. America's Fastest Growing Sport, Brian O'Keefe and Julie Schosseri 5. May the Best Team Win: Making Baseball Competitive, Andrew Zimbalist 6. Building a Mini Metropolis Known as the US Open, Bill Pennington Part Two. The Faustian Bargain: Big-Time Sports and the Media 1. Introduction 2. Money, Myth and the Big Match: The Political Economy of the Sports Media, David Rowe 3. Losing Control of the Ball, The political economy of football and the media in Australia, Murray Phillips and Brett Hutchins 4. The Global Sport Mass Media Oligopoly, Alan Law, Jean Harvey, and Stuart Kemp 5. Football, Television, and the Supreme Court: How a Decision 20 Years Ago Brought Commercialization the World Of College Sports, Welch Suggs 6. Marketers Are Joining the Varsity Stuart Elliott Part Three. True Love or a Marriage of Convenience: Sports and Education 1. Introduction 2. Who's Playing College Sports? Trends in Participation, John Cheslock 3. The Game of Life, James L. Schulman and William G. Bowen 4. Race, Cultural Capital, and the Educational Effects of Participation in Sports, Tamela McNulty Eitle and David Eitle 5. High School Football: Deep in the Heart of South Texas, Douglas FoleyBake Sales and Trash Pickup Help College Teams Stay Afloat, Teddy Kider Part Four. The Power of Athletics: Sports and Politics 1. Introduction 2. Where are the Jocks for Justice?, Kelly Candaele and Peter Dreier 3. Sport, Masculinity, and Black Cultural Resistance, Ben Carrington 4. Televised Sport, Masculinist Moral Capital, and Support for the Invasion of Iraq, Carl Stempel 5. Gay Games or Gay Olympics? Implications for Lesbian Inclusion, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj 6. Argentina's Left-Wingers, Leslie Ray 7. Carlos Delgado Stands Up to War, Dave Zirin Part Five. Socializing the Anatomy: Body Culture and Sport 1. Introduction 2. Making Sense of Muscle: The Body Experiences of Collegiate Women Athletes, Molly George 3. Managing Bodily Capital, Loic Wacquant 4. Hindu Nationalism, Cu

Acknowledgments
A Note to the Reader
Introduction: Sport as a Model of Meritocracy
Raiding the Public Treasury: The Political Economy of Professional Sports
Public Dollars, Private Stadiums, and Democracy
May the Best Team Win: Making Baseball Competitive
Rooting the Home Team: Why the Packers Won't Leave-and Why the Browns Did
America's Fastest Growing Sport
Building a Mini Metropolis Known as the U.S. Open
The Faustian Bargain: Big-Time Sports and the Media
Money, Myth and the Big Match: The Political Economy of the Sports Media
Losing Control of the Ball: The Political Economy of Football and the Media in Australia
The Global Sport Mass Media Oligopoly: The Three Usual Suspects and More
Football, Television, and the Supreme Court: How a Decision 20 Years Ago Brought Commercialization to the World of College Sports
Marketers are Joining the Varsity
True Love, or a Marriage of Convenience? Sports and Education
Who's Playing College Sports? Trends in Participation
The Game of Life: Taking Stock
Race, Cultural Capital, and the Educational Effects of Participation in Sports
High School Football: Deep in the Heart of South Tejas
Odd Jobs Help College Teams Stay Afloat
The Power of Athletics: Sports and Politics
Where are the Jocks for Justice?
Sport, Masculinity, and Black Cultural Resistance
Televised Sport, Masculinist Moral Capital, and Support for the Invasion of Iraq
Gay Games or Gay Olympics? Implications for Lesbian Inclusion
Argentina's Left-Wingers
Carlos Delgado Stands up to War
More Than a Game: Fandom and Community in Sports
Emotionality in the Stands and in the Field: Expressing Self Through Baseball
Joe Louis Uncovers Dynamite
Supporters, Followers, Fans, and Fl�neurs: A Taxonomy of Spectator Identities in Football
Something About Baseball: Gentrification, "Race Sponsorship," and Competing Class Cultures in Neighborhood Boys' Baseball
Hardball Ain't the Only Game in Brooklyn Anymore
Socializing the Anatomy: Body Culture and Sport
Making Sense of Muscle: The Body Experiences of Collegiate Women Athletes
Managing Bodily Capital
Hindu Nationalism, Cultural Spaces, and Bodily Practices In India
Athletes Embrace Size, Rejecting Stereotypes
Giving Up Your Body: Violence and Injuries in Sports
Male Athletes, Injuries, and Violence
The Structure of Sport and Participant Violence
On-Field Player Violence
Backtalk: Violence, Redemption and the Cost of Sports
About the Editors
Index

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