Power and Ideology in American Sport A Critical Perspective

ISBN-10: 0880116609
ISBN-13: 9780880116602
Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)
Authors: George H. Sage
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List price: $37.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 5/15/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

This popular, widely acclaimed analysis of sport in America is now completely updated, with expanded treatment of contemporary issues.Power and Ideology in American Sport, Second Edition addresses a wide range of topics, including--how sport is embedded in the social, political, and economic structures of American society;-how the sporting experience is shaped by powerful individuals as well as ordinary people; and as such-how sport both unifies and segregates individuals, social classes, racial and ethnic groups, and competing political loyalties.Sage blends sociology, history, and cultural criticism into an innovative synthesis that will change the way readers think about sports. Clear, accessible, and passionately argued, Power and Ideology in American Sport, Second Edition, challenges the status quo of big-time sport and points the way toward a more humane, equitable sporting culture.

George H. Sageis Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Kinesiology at the University of Northern Colorado. He has published more than fifty articles and is the author of many books, including Globalizing Sport: How Corporations, Media, and Politics Are Changing Sports(Paradigm 2010). He was inducted into the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Hall of Fame in 2006. He is the past president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
A Sociological Perspective of Sport
The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective of This Book
Summary and Preview
Suggested Readings
Social Images and Sport
Two Images of American Society
Which Social Image is Accurate?
Applying the Social Images to Sport
Summary and Preview
Suggested Readings
Structures of Social Inequality: Social Class and Sport
Class Stratification
Class Stratification and Sport
Summary and Preview
Suggested Readings
Structures of Social Inequality: Gender Inequality in Sport
Patriarchy and Gender Relations
Sectors of Gender Inequality in American Society
Gender Stratification and Sport
Transforming Sport Culture Through Females in Sport
Summary and Preview
Suggested Readings
Structures of Social Inequality: Racial Inequality in Sport
Causes of Racial Inequality: Race or Economic?
The Legacy of Racial Inequality
Racial Inequality in Contemporary America
Racial Inequality in Sport
Social Mobility Through Sport for African Americans
Summary and Preview
Suggested Readings
Sport and the State: The Political Economy of American Sport
State Power and Capitalist Enterprise in America
Role of the State in Private Accumulation
Capital Accumulation and Sport
Social Costs of Private Enterprise
Social Costs of Private Enterprise in Sport
Ideological Role of the State
Sport and the Promotion of National Ideology
The American State and International Affairs
Summary and Preview
Suggested Readings
Commercialization of Sport: From Informal to Corporate Organization
The Foundations of Modern American Sport
American Sport in the 20th Century
The Commercial Imperative in 20th Century Sport
Summary and Preview
Suggested Readings
Mass Media and Sport: Managing Images, Impressions, and Ideology
Power and Ideological Control of the American Mass Media
The Role of Print and Electronic Media in Sport
The Lucrative Association Between Television and Sport
Ideological Hegemony, the Media, and Sport
Gender, Race, and the Mass Media
Summary and Preview
Suggested Readings
The Professional Team Sports Industry
Professional Team Sports as an Industry
Development of Professional Team Sports
Cartel Organization of Professional Sports Leagues
Professional Sport Team Owners
Professional Athletes and the Social Relations of Their Production
Summary and Preview
Suggested Readings
Power and Ideology in Intercollegiate Sport
Big-Time Intercollegiate Athletics is Big Business
Shift From Student Games to Big-Time Sport
Big-Time College Sport and Amateur Sport Ideology
Scandals and Reform in Big-Time College Sport
Awareness, Opposition, and Potential Reform
Summary and Preview
Suggested Readings
Building Character Through Youth and School Sport
Growth of Public Education and Organized Sport
Organized Sports Sponsored by Nonschool Agencies
Youth and School Sport as Agents of Social and Moral Development
Ethos of Youth and School Sport
Transformative Potential of Youth and School Sport
Summary and Preview
Suggested Readings
Sport as a Site for Agency: Resistance and Transformation
Challenging Hegemony in Sport
Sport and Social Transformation
Obstacles to Change in Sport
A Vision for the Future of Sport
Summary
Suggested Readings
Notes
Index
About the Author

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