Money in Sports

Money in Sports

by Nick Hunter
     
 

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Money in Sports examines how money has become tied to sports in a variety of ways, and what implications this has for both athletes and fans. Have there always been professional athletes who earn huge salaries? What is the role of advertising in sports? Exciting and varied case studies are used throughout this book to illustrate issues and concepts.See more details below

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Money in Sports examines how money has become tied to sports in a variety of ways, and what implications this has for both athletes and fans. Have there always been professional athletes who earn huge salaries? What is the role of advertising in sports? Exciting and varied case studies are used throughout this book to illustrate issues and concepts.

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Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This text is part of the "Ethics of Sports" series specifically focused on introducing ethical issues related to the world of sports. This particular text, with its focus on money in sports, contains eleven chapters that begin with a general introduction, proceed to how sports were configured historically and how it is seen in the world today, and ends with a section that asks readers to consider topics and scenarios related to the impact of money on athletes and teams. The nine chapters in between consider who in sports deals with the financial pieces and how each are impacted, the on-going influence of sponsorship, fans and their impact, and tomorrow's rising stars and the pressure put on those athletes at a young age. Final chapters focus on the notion of sports for the masses (the Olympics) and if that is feasible today in light of big paychecks and the cost to prepare athletes for excellence in those areas. Photos throughout the text help readers connect to specific athletes as well as represent the issues discussed. The glossary and "Find Out More" sections at the end provide additional resources for those who would like more information about what was discussed in the book; the notes section for this series is excellent and a model for other series. This text, and the series in general, provide a phenomenal look at issues in sports that have a wide impact and are a fabulous resource for teachers looking for good examples of nonfiction. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432959821
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Series:
Ethics of Sports Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
352,612
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
1130L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 16 Years

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