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Overview


The authors are experienced text authors and former athletes and coaches. In Sociology of North American Sport, they bring a unique perspective to topics much on the minds of students, teachers, and young athletes. Sage and Eitzen offer a compact yet comprehensive and integrated perspective of sport in North American society.

New to this Edition

* More application of sociological approaches--functionalism, conflict theory, social interactionism, critical race theory--to specific chapter themes
* Expanded coverage of Native Americans, Latinos, Asians, and other groups
* Updated literature, statistics, and web resources throughout
* Expanded or new discussions of: the use of new media (including Twitter) in sports, substance abuse, including young amateur athletes, the global economic recession and its impact throughout sports and the body and gender in amateur and professional sports and in the media

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A study of organized sports--professional, amateur, and youth--in the US and Canada. Emphasizes the structure of sports, the social forces that impinge on its activities and organizations, and the impact it has on society. The third edition was in 1986; the first in 1978. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199945917
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/8/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

D. Stanley Eitzen is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Colorado State University.

George H. Sage is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Kinesiology at the University of Northern Colorado.

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Sociological Analysis of Sport in Society
2. Social and Cultural Sources of the Rise of Sport in North America
3. Sport and Societal Values
4. Youth and Sport
5. Interscholastic Sport
6. Intercollegiate Sport
7. Social Problems and North American Sport: Violence, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, and Gambling
8. Sport and Religion
9. Sport and Politics
10. Sport and the Economy
11. Sport and the Mass Media
12. Sport, Social Stratification, and Social Mobility
13. Racial-Ethnic Minorities and Sport
14. Gender in North American Sport: Continuity and Change
15. Contemporary Trends and the Future of Sport in North America

Notes Web Resources Credits Index

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