Learning Culture through Sports: Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports / Edition 2by Sandra Spickard Prettyman, Brian Lampman, Doug Abrams, Jay Coakley, Cheryl Cooky
Pub. Date: 10/16/2010
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
In today's culture, sports wield a weight influence; this influence, however, is rarely examined. Similar to the first edition, this second edition of Learning Culture Through Sports provides coaches, educators, parents, and others dealing with students and athletes with an engaging and critical context for probing the sociological basis of this influence. The book's sections each address a particular issue in sport: youth and sport; gender and sexuality; race and ethnicity; sport, media, and big business; and international perspectives on sport and participation. Leading experts in the field present new and exciting avenues for exploring sport in our world, allowing us to recognize its tremendous influence, both positive and negative, in our lives and in our world. This new edition also includes cutting-edge research examining contemporary issues and controversies surrounding sport today. These issues, analyzed from multiple perspectives, will inspire readers to change the game in positive ways.
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- Second Edition
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- 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Table of Contents
Chapter Eleven: Duke Lacrosse: An Exploration of Race, Class, Power, and Privilege Chapter Twelve: Asian Americans in Unexpected Places: Sport, Racism, and the Media Part IV. Sports, Media, and Big Business Chapter Thirteen: Sports and Economics: An Examination of College Sport and Big Business Chapter Fourteen: Do Girls Rule?: Understanding Popular Culture Images of "Girl Power!" and Sport Part V. International Perspectives on Sport and Participation Chapter Fifteen: British National Female Coaches on Coaching Chapter Sixteen: Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympics, and Issues of Fair Competition Chapter Seventeen: Strong Women, Fragile Closets: The Queering of Women's Sport Chapter Eighteen: Older Athletes: Resisting and Reinforcing Discourses of Sport and Aging Conclusion
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