sports in society

Book Title : Media Sports and Society
Author : Lawrence A. Wenner
Publisher : SAGE
Release Date : 1989-08
Pages : 315
ISBN : 0803932448
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Media, Sports and Society provides a foundation for research on the communication of sports. The volume is framed by a seminal article outlining the parameters of the communication of sports and pointing to major issues that need to be addressed in the relationship between sports and media. Contributors examine the theoretical, cultural and historical issues, the production of media sports programming, its content and its audience. Individual chapters include a discussion of the spectacle of media sports, a comparison of Super Bowl Football and World Cup Soccer, a consideration of the spectators' enjoyment of sports violence, the rhetoric of winning and the American dream, and a fascinating examination of gender harmony and sports in

Book Title : Sport and Society
Author : Scott Witmer
Publisher : Raintree
Release Date : 2013-02-01
Pages : 64
ISBN : 9781406234831
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This series takes a critical-eye view of the world of sport (both professional and amateur), and uses this perspective to explore the ways that sport factors into our world. The series uses up-to-date information, current affairs and case studies, while providing lots of opportunities for students to debate the issues with classmates.

Book Title : Sport and Society
Author : Barrie Houlihan
Publisher : SAGE
Release Date : 2007-12-20
Pages : 608
ISBN : 9781446206126
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Praise for the First Edition: "Barrie Houlihan's astonishingly ambitious and skilfully assembled collection examines the relations between sport, social policy and the social context that underlies the two. Organized around such themes as exclusion, commercialism and international comparisons, the book allows the reader to understand not only the centrality of sport to contemporary society, but the often perplexing policies that contrive to encourage or deny participation, promote or deter public sector involvement and support or undermine physical education. Importantly, Houlihan never prioritises the general over the particular, always striving to find detail amid the bigger picture." - Ellis Cashmore, Professor of Culture, Media and Sport, Staffordshire University "The most comprehensive study of contemporary issues in sport by leading international scholars. Houlihan's book is the answer to sports students' prayers, full of information, statistics, tables and figures, extensive guides to further reading and, most important of all, challenging ideas. A weighty vademecum for the early 21st century." - Jim Riordan Honorary Professor of Sports Studies, University of Stirling, Professor Emeritus at University of Surrey, and President of the European Sports History Association Fully updated and revised, the Second Edition of Barrie Houlihan's ground-breaking book provides students and lecturers with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, accessible, international and engaging. Sport and Society allows students to: Approach the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Understand the importance of social structure, power and inequality in analyzing the nature and significance of sport in society. Address the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport. Engage in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions. Expand their knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading and extensive bibliographies. This Second Edition contains five brand new chapters, which reflect recent concerns with: young athletes and human rights, sport and the city, sport and violence, sport and health, and sport and Islam. A superb teaching text, it will be relished by lecturers seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their learning and research needs.

Book Title : Exploring Sports and Society
Author : Karl Spracklen
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date : 2014-12-12
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9781137341600
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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What is the relationship between sports and society? How can we understand sport in relation to physical activities, leisure and physical culture? In this far-reaching and inter-disciplinary textbook, Karl Spracklen brings together ideas and research from sports studies, sociology, cultural studies, history, philosophy and psychology, in order to explore the meaning and purpose of sports in society. Unique in its critical outlook, the text explicitly aims to challenge readers to question their assumptions about sports and physical culture, through chapters that focus in on the issues and controversies in sports and identify the tensions in the role of sport and physical culture in our everyday lives. Combining exposition of key concepts with critical analysis of relevant and up-to-date research examples, this informative and provocative textbook makes a distinct companion for students and lecturers across all sports-related courses, from sports science and physical education to sports studies and leisure studies.

Book Title : Leisure Sports Society
Author : Karl Spracklen
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date : 2013-05-10
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9781137329097
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The way we organise our free time can reveal a great deal about our identities and ideology. This book explores what our sports and leisure choices can tell us about the society in which we live. Comprehensive, cutting edge and packed with global examples it covers all the essentials for students of sports and leisure sociology.

Book Title : Sports in Society
Author : CTI Reviews
Publisher : Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Release Date : 2016-09-26
Pages : 26
ISBN : 9781467274579
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Sports in Society. In this book, you will learn topics such as Studying the Past: Does It Help Us Understand Sports Today?, Sports and Socialization: Who Plays and What Happens to them?, Sports and Children: Are Organized Programs Worth the Effort?, and Deviance in Sports: Is It Out of Control? plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Book Title : Sports in Society Issues and Controversies
Author : CTI Reviews
Publisher : Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Release Date : 2016-11-05
Pages : 238
ISBN : 9781490281100
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Sports in Society, Issues and Controversies. In this book, you will learn topics such as Studying the Past: Does It Help us Understand Sports Today?, Sports and Socialization: Who Plays and What Happens to Them?, Sports and Children: Are Organized Programs Worth the Effort?, and Deviance in Sports: Is It Out of Control? plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Book Title : Sports and Society
Author : Scott Witmer
Publisher : Capstone
Release Date : 2012-01-01
Pages : 64
ISBN : 9781432959791
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Examines the role of sports in both primitive and modern societies, and addresses why people play and watch sports.

Book Title : Native Athletes in Sport and Society
Author : C. Richard King
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release Date : 2005
Pages : 264
ISBN : 9780803278288
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Though many Americans might be aware of the Olympian and football Hall of Famer Jim Thorpe or of Navajo golfer Notah Begay, few know of the fundamental role that Native athletes have played in modern sports: introducing popular games and contests, excelling as players, and distinguishing themselves as coaches. The full breadth and richness of this tradition unfolds in Native Athletes in Sport and Society, which highlights the accomplishments of Indigenous athletes in the United States and Canada but also explores what these accomplishments have meant to Native American spectators and citizens alike. ΓΈ Here are Thorpe and Begay as well as the Winnebago baseball player George Johnson, the Snohomish Notre Dame center Thomas Yarr, the Penobscot baseball player Louis Francis Sockalexis, and the Lakota basketball player SuAnne Big Crow. Their stories are told alongside those of Native athletic teams such as the NFL?s Oorang Indians, the Shiprock Cardinals (a Navajo women?s basketball team), the women athletes of the Six Nations Reserve, and the Fort Shaw Indian Boarding School?s girls? basketball team, who competed in the 1904 World?s Fair. Superstars and fallen stars, journeymen and amateurs, coaches and gatekeepers, activists and tricksters appear side by side in this collection, their stories articulating the issues of power and possibility, difference and identity, representation and remembrance that have shaped the means and meaning of American Indians playing sport in North America.

Book Title : Sport Culture and Society
Author : Grant Jarvie
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 2006
Pages : 414
ISBN : 0415306477
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This exciting new undergraduate textbook introduces the reader to the broad and complex relationship between sport, culture and society, and critically examines the key assumptions that we hold with regard to the nature of sport.