Overview

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 ...
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Learning Culture through Sports: Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports

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Overview

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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The essays are solid, and they challenge the reader to think about and reflect on social constructs and their relationships with sport and society.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442206328
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/16/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 310
  • File size: 463 KB

Meet the Author

Sandra Spickard Prettyman is associate professor of educational foundations and leadership at the University of Akron. Brian Lampman is a high school social studies teacher in Saline, Michigan, where he also coaches menOs varsity soccer.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I. Youth and Sport
Chapter One: Sport Specialization and its Effects
Chapter Two: The Power of a Coach: Sport and Life's Lasting Lessons
Chapter Three: The "Power of the Permit" and the "Child Impact Statement": Keys to Achieving Equal Opportunity in Youth Sports
Part II. Gender, Sexuality, and Sport
Chapter Four: Jocks Rule-Girls Drool: Middle School Definitions Of A Jock
Chapter Five: The Frontrunner Failed To Land a Knockout Punch: Sports Metaphors, Masculinities and Presidential Politics
Chapter Six: The Rutgers Women's Basketball Team Talks Back: Intersectionality, Resistance, and Media Power
Chapter Seven: Come Out and Play: Confronting Homophobia in Sports
Chapter Eight: Title IX Literacy: What Every Citizen Should Know About Title IX, Gender Equity & College Sport
Part III. Race, Ethnicity, and Sport
Chapter Nine: Sincere Fictions of Whiteness in New Millennium American Sport Films
Chapter Ten: Reporting In Black And White: Coverage Of Coaching Scandals In Minnesota-Two Different Worlds?
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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