Rethinking Aggression and Violence in Sport / Edition 1

Rethinking Aggression and Violence in Sport / Edition 1

by John H. Kerr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415286638

ISBN-13: 9780415286633

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Rethinking Aggression and Violence in Sport uses numerous illustrative examples from a variety of sports to critically examine important issues associated with aggression and violence in sport, and includes: a review of current theory in the psychology of aggression and violence; discussion of sanctioned and unsanctioned aggression and violence in sport; an…  See more details below

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"Rethinking Aggression and Violence in Sport uses numerous illustrative examples from a variety of sports to critically examine important issues associated with aggression and violence in sport, and includes: a review of current theory in the psychology of aggression and violence; discussion of sanctioned and unsanctioned aggression and violence in sport; an explanation of how players become acclimatised to physical violence; examination of the aggression and violence debate in youth sport; consideration of fan violence and sport riots; and exploration of why people enjoy watching violent sport and its effect on observers." The book is a must for teachers, students and researchers within sport science/studies psychology and sociology with an interest in human violence and aggressive behaviour.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415286633
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

1The state of play : incidents, definitions and explanations1
2Getting started with reversal theory19
3New beginnings : a reversal theory view of violence38
4The joy of physical contact : sanctioned aggression and violence in sport46
5When things turn ugly : unsanctioned aggression and violence66
6Taking the hard knocks : children's and youth sport80
7Beyond the pale : fan violence and sports riots94
8Blood and guts : observing violence in sport114
9The final whistle : rounding off134

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