Paradoxes of Youth and Sport / Edition 1

Paradoxes of Youth and Sport / Edition 1

by Margaret Gatz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791453243

ISBN-13: 9780791453247

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Highlights the practical benefits and the many problems of youth and sports in the United States.

Paradoxes of Youth and Sport explores emergent debates among scholars, youth advocates, and sport practitioners concerning the role of sport in the lives of young people in urban settings. Specialists from diverse fields examine how sport can address social ills

Overview

Highlights the practical benefits and the many problems of youth and sports in the United States.

Paradoxes of Youth and Sport explores emergent debates among scholars, youth advocates, and sport practitioners concerning the role of sport in the lives of young people in urban settings. Specialists from diverse fields examine how sport can address social ills and act as a resource in the lives of disadvantaged youth versus how sport itself harbors and fosters social problems and is dominated by unequal access, the obsession to win, and commercialization. This book places sport at the crossroads of inquiry and practice regarding critical issues of our time, including youth development; violence; racial, gender, and class inequities; and inter-group relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791453247
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
SUNY series on Sport, Culture, and Social Relations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Wayne Wilson

Preface

Introduction: Framing Social Issues through Sport

PART ONE

CAN SPORT FOR YOUTH BUILD CHARACTER AND PREVENT VIOLENCE?

1. Using Sports to Control Deviance and Violence among Youths: Let’s Be Critical and Cautious
Jay Coakley

2. The Role of Sports in Youth Development
Martha E. Ewing, Lori A. Gano-Overway, Crystal F. Branta, and Vern D. Seefeldt

3. Teaching Life Skills through Sport
Steven J. Danish

Kids of Value: A Conversation with Marty Martinson

PART TWO

READING SOCIAL ISSUES: SPORTS MEDIA, LITERATURE, AND PEDAGOGY

4. Representations of Female Athletes in Young Adult Sports Fiction: Issues and Intersections of Race and Gender
Mary Jo Kane and Kimberly D. Pearce

5. We Got Next: Negotiating Race and Gender in Professional Basketball
Sarah Banet-Weiser

6. Teaching Against the Grain: A Learner-Centered, Media-Based, and Profeminist Approach to Gender and Nonviolence in Sport
Jim McKay

7. Blowing Whistles: The Sports Violence Profile
Lawrence A. Wenner

Let's Face It: A Conversation with David Davis on Sports Journalism

PART THREE

RACIAL INEQUALITY AND INTERGROUP CONTACT

8. Race, Youth, and Role Models
Kenneth L. Shropshire

9. Understanding Intercultural Relations on Multiethnic High School Sports Teams
Patricia M. Greenfield, Helen M. Davis, Lalita K. Suzuki, and Ioakim P. Boutakidis

10. Athletic Identity, Racial Attitudes, and Aggression in First-Year Black and White Intercollegiate Athletes
James S. Jackson, Shelley Keiper, Kendrick T. Brown, Tony N. Brown, and Warde Manuel

11. Uneven Playing Field: The Impact of Structural Barriers on the Initial Eligibility of African American Student Athletes
Robert M. Sellers, Tabbye M. Chavous, and Tony N. Brown

Race and Sport and Youth in America: A Conversation with Terrence Barnum

PART FOUR

VIOLENCE ON AND OFF THE PLAYING FIELD: IS THE PROBLEM SPORT CULTURE OR SOCIETY?

12. Contrasting Perspectives on Youthful Sports Violence
Malcolm W. Klein and Susan B. Sorenson

13. From “Sports Violence” to “Sports Crime”: Aspects of Violence, Law, and Gender in the Sports Process
Kevin Young

14. Scoring without Consent: Confronting Male Athletes’ Violence Against Women
Michael A. Messner and Mark A. Stevens

15. Sport, Youth, Violence, and the Media: An Activist Athlete’s Point of View
Donald G. McPherson

Sport and Youth-Violence Prevention: A Conversation with Billie P. Weiss

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