Social Issues in Sport

ISBN-10: 0736058729

ISBN-13: 9780736058728

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ronald B. Woods

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Aimed primarily at lecturers and students in sport sociaology or as a reference for those with an interest in sport and society, this text provides readers with an introduction to the multifaceted roles of sport and physical activity in society.
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List price: $79.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 11/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.78" tall
Weight: 2.728
Language: English

Ronald B. Woods, PhD, is an award-winning performance coach with Human Performance Institute, a consultant to the United States Tennis Association, and an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida. He received his PhD from Temple University. He has 40 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator of sports.Previously, he spent 20 years with the United States Tennis Association. He was named the first director of player development of a program that assisted in the development of top junior players into touring professional players—including Pete Sampras, Venus and Serena Williams, and Jennifer Capriati. In 1996, the International Tennis Hall of Fame awarded him the Educational Merit Award.He was honored by the United States Professional Tennis Association as National Coach of the Year in 1982 and named a Master Professional in 1984. He is a member of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Dance and was a member of the U.S. Olympic Coaching Committee for eight years.

Studying Sport in Society
What Is Sport and Why Do We Study It?
Sport Through the Ages
Definition of Sport
Study of Sport
Chapter Summary
How Do We Study Sport?
Research Methods
Social Theories
Current Status of Sport Sociology
Chapter Summary
Scope and Effect of Sport on Society
Participants Versus Spectators
Sport Participants
Factors Affecting Sport Participation
Trends in Sport Participation
Sport Spectators
Trends in Spectator Sports
Marketing to Participants and Spectators
Chapter Summary
Business of Sport
Sport and the Economy
Ownership of Professional Sports
Sport As a Monopoly
Collegiate Sports As Moneymakers
Recreational Sport As a Business
Chapter Summary
Media and Sport
Evolution of Sport Media
Interplay of Sport and Media
How Sport Affects the Media
Ideology of Sport Through the Media
Careers in Sport Media
Chapter Summary
Sport As an Institution
Youth Sport
History of Youth Sport
Sponsors of Youth Sport
Current Status of Youth Sport
Organized Youth Sport
Why Kids Play Sport
Burnout in Youth Sport
Reforms for Youth Sport
Chapter Summary
Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Sport
Interscholastic Sport
Collegiate Sport
Chapter Summary
International Sport
Globalization of Modern Sport
American Influence on World Sport
Olympic Games
Effect of Media on the Globalization of Sport
Nationalism Versus Economics
Athletes and Coaches As Migrant Workers
Using Sports for Better World Understanding
Chapter Summary
Olympic Movement
History of the Olympics
Effect of the Olympic Games
Nationalism and the Olympic Movement
United States Olympic Committee
Athlete Development
Chapter Summary
Sport and Culture
Sporting Behavior
Sporting Behavior at Different Levels of Sport
Youth Attitudes
Development of Moral Values
Moral Values Applied to Sport
Moral Values Taught Through Sport
Strategies for Good Sporting Behavior
Chapter Summary
Race, Ethnicity, and Sport
Classifications of Race and Ethnicity
Sport Participation Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Sport and Promoting Equality
Minorities As Sport Leaders
Chapter Summary
Women and Sport
Historical Role of Women
Women and Sport Before Title IX
Title IX
Women and Sport After Title IX
Social Issues in Women's Sport
Global Status of Women in Sport
Barriers for Women in Sport
Golden Age of Sports Reborn
Chapter Summary
Social Class and Sport
Social Classes
Social Class and Sport Activity
Control of Amateur and Professional Sport
Class Mobility in Sport
Chapter Summary
Special Populations and Sport
Americans with Disabilities Act
American Association of People with Disabilities
Sport Participation for Athletes with Physical Disabilities
Sport Participation for Athletes with Mental Disabilities
Sport Participation for Older Athletes
Issues for Special Populations in Sport
Chapter Summary
Religion and Sport
Religion and Sport in History
Christian Influence on Sport
Sport and Religions Other than Christianity
Use of Religion by Athletes
Use of Religion by Coaches, Organizations, and Owners
Using Sport to Promote Religion
Using Sport to Promote Christian Colleges and Secondary Schools
Conflict Between Sport and Religion
Chapter Summary
Politics and Sport
Government in Physical Activity and Health
Government in Sport
Government in Promoting Identity and Unity Among Citizens
Nationalism and Sport
Sport in Promoting Social Values
Politics Within Sport
Chapter Summary
Deviance and Sport
Rule Breaking
Emotion and Deviant Behavior
Violence in Sport
Performance Enhancement Through Drugs
Eating Disorders in Sport
Hazing in Sport
Gambling and Sport
Chapter Summary
Coaching Sport
Influence of Coaches
Status of Coaching
Coaching at Different Levels of Sport
Coaching Personality
Challenges for the Future of Coaching
Chapter Summary
Future Trends in Sport
Social Trends
Conflict Between Performance Sport and Participation Sport
Effects of Social Changes
Effects of Spectatorship
Effects of Technology
Effects of the Electronic Media
Will Sport Change?
Chapter Summary
About the Author
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