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Fair and Foul Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport

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ISBN-10: 0742545628

ISBN-13: 9780742545625

Edition: 3rd 2006

Authors: D. Stanley Eitzen

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This book explains America's love of sport just as it reveals sport's darker side--the influence of big business, corruption, price gouging, political maneuvering, and media grandstanding.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/6/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

D. Stanley Eitzen(Ph.D. University of Kansas is professor emeritus in sociology from Colorado State University, where previously he was the John N. Stern Distinguished Professor.nbsp; Among his books areSocial Problems(with Maxine Baca Zinn and Kelly Eitzen Smith)andnbsp;Diversity in Families(with Maxine Baca Zinn and Barbara Wells), both of which received McGuffey Awards from the Text and Academic Authors Association for excellence and longevity over multiple editions. He is also the author and co-author of fourSolutions to Social Problemsvolumes with Allyn  Bacon;nbsp;Paths to Homelessness: Extreme Poverty and the Urban Housing Crisis(with Doug A. Timmer and Kathryn Talley);Sociology…    

Acknowledgments
The Duality of Sport
Sport Unites, Sport Divides
Names, Logos, Mascots, and Flags: The Contradictory Uses of Sports Symbols
Sport Is Fair, Sport Is Foul
Sport Is Healthy, Sport Is Destructive
Sport Is Expressive, Sport Is Controlled
Myth: Sports Are Played on a Level Playing Field
The Contradictions of Big-Time College Sports
The Path to Success? Myth and Reality
Professional Sports Franchises: Public Teams, Private Businesses
The Globalization of Sport
The Challenge: Changing Sport
Index
About the Author