Learning Culture through Sports: Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports / Edition 2

Learning Culture through Sports: Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports / Edition 2

by Sandra Spickard Prettyman
     
 

Like 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 venue by which to examine contemporary issues and controversies surrounding sport. This new edition includes a more global perspective, drawing upon recent issues in the

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Like 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 venue by which to examine contemporary issues and controversies surrounding sport. This new edition includes a more global perspective, drawing upon recent issues in the world of sports in order to better understand how sport influences contemporary American society, both positively and negatively.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442206311
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
1,010,718
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Studying Sport-What Can We Learn and Why Do We Care? Sandra Spickard Prettyman 1

Part I Youth and Sport

1 Sport Specialization and Its Effects Jay Coakley 7

2 The Power of a Coach: Sport and Life's Lasting Lessons Brian Lampman 18

3 Achieving Equal Opportunity in Youth Sports: Roles for the "Power of the Permit" and the "Child Impact Statement" Douglas E. Abrams 32

Part II Gender, Sexuality, and Sport

4 Jocks Rule-Girls Drool: Middle School Definitions of a Jock Sandra Spickard Prettyman 43

5 The Frontrunner Failed to Land a Knockout Punch: Sports Metaphors, Masculinities, and Presidential Politics Jackson Katz 61

6 The Rutgers Women's Basketball Team Talks Back: Intersectionality, Resistance, and Media Power Mary G. McDonald Cheria Thomas 78

7 Come Out and Play: Confronting Homophobia in Sports Brandon Sternod 92

8 Title IX Literacy: What Every Citizen Should Know about Title IX, Gender Equity, and College Sport Ellen J. Staurowsky 107

Part III Race, Ethnicity, and Sport

9 Sincere Fictions of Whiteness in New Millennium American Sport Films Kyle Kusz 124

10 Reporting in Black and White: Coverage of Coaching Scandals in Minnesota-Two Different Worlds? C. Keith Harrison Richard Lapchick 143

11 Duke Lacrosse: An Exploration of Race, Class, Power, and Privilege Angela J. Hattery Earl Smith 158

12 Asian Americans in Unexpected Places: Sport, Racism, and the Media C. Richard King 147

Part IV Sport, Media, and Big Business

13 Katrina's Tragic Wake and a Saintly Rescue: A Work in Progress Richard Lapchick 182

14 Sports and Economics: An Examination of College Sports and Big Business Sanford S. Williams 193

15 Do Girls Rule? Understanding Popular Culture Images of "Girl Power!" and Sport Cheryl Cooky 210

Part V International Perspectives on Sport and Participation

16 British National Female Coaches on Coaching Leanne Norman 227

17 Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympics, and Issues of Fair Competition Carwyn Jones 238

18 Strong Women, Fragile Closets: The Queering of Women's Sport Barbara Ravel Geneviève Rail 251

19 Older Athletes: Resisting and Reinforcing Discourses of Sport and Aging Rylee A. Dionigi 260

Conclusion: Thinking through the Contradictions in Sport Brian Lampman Sandra Spickard Prettyman 279

Index 283

About the Editors 295

About the Contributors 296

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