Fair And Foul / Edition 3

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Expanded and updated, with photos throughout, this third edition explains America's love of sport just as it reveals sport's darker sideā€”the influence of big business, corruption, price gouging, political maneuvering, and media grandstanding. A new chapter explores the globalization of sport and the ramifications of this process for American sports culture. Eitzen portrays famous and lesser-known events from professional, college, and school sports, including depictions of well known coaches and players, to give us a deeper understanding of what sports means to us and how it affects our everyday world. Ideal for sparking classroom discussion, the first two editions were widely read and enjoyed by students of sociology of sport, American society, and other courses.

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Taking a sociological approach to the phenomena of professional and academic sports, Eitzen (professor emeritus of sociology, Colorado State U.) examines nine particular contradictions of American sports. Among these are breaking down social barriers yet reinforcing them, the commitment to fair play versus the selfishness of some sports professionals, the commitment of higher education to sport at a cost to good education, and the image of social mobility contrasted with the number of opportunities actually available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742545625
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Edition description: 3rd Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,574,796
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

D. Stanley Eitzen is professor emeritus of sociology at Colorado State University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Duality of Sport Chapter 2 Sport Unites, Sport Divides Chapter 3 Names, Logos, Mascots, and Flags: The Contradictory Uses of Sports Symbols Chapter 4 Sport is Fair, Sport is Foul Chapter 5 Sport is Healthy, Sport is Destructive Chapter 6 Sport is Expressive, Sport is Controlled Chapter 7 Myth: Sports are Played on a Level Playing Field Chapter 8 The Contradictions of Big-Time College Sport Chapter 9 The Path To Success? Myth and Reality Chapter 10 Professional Sports Franchises: Public Teams, Private Businesses Chapter 11 The Globalization of Sport Chapter 12 The Challenge: Changing Sport

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