Sport and Society: A Student Introduction / Edition 2
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Sport and Society: A Student Introduction / Edition 2

by Barrie Houlihan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412921368

ISBN-13: 9781412921367

Pub. Date: 01/17/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Fully updated and revised, the Second Edition of Barrie Houlihan’s ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, accessible, international, and engaging. This Second Edition contains five brand new chapters covering key contemporary issues: young athletes and

Overview

Fully updated and revised, the Second Edition of Barrie Houlihan’s ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, accessible, international, and engaging. This Second Edition contains five brand new chapters covering key contemporary issues: young athletes and human rights, sport and the city, sport and violence, sport and health, and sport and Islam.

Key Features

  • Approaches the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective
  • Presents the importance of social structure, power, and inequality in analyzing the nature and significance of sport in society
  • Addresses the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport
  • Engages in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions
  • Expands their knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and extensive bibliographies

A superb teaching text, this new edition will be relished by instructors seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their learning and research needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412921367
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/17/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.13(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures     viii
List of tables     ix
List of boxes     xi
Contributors     xiii
Introduction   Barrie Houlihan     1
Perspectives on Sport     9
Sport and social theory   Peter Donnelly     11
Politics, power, policy and sport   Barrie Houlihan     33
History and sport   Martin Polley     56
Structuring Opportunities in Sport     75
Social exclusion from sport and leisure   Michael F. Collins     77
The human rights of young athletes   Paulo David     106
Women, sport and gender inequity   Tess Kay   Ruth Jeanes     130
Sport and health   Parissa Safai     155
From violence in sport to sports-related violence   Kevin Young     174
Sport and disability   Nigel Thomas     205
The politics of 'race' and sports policy in the United Kingdom   Ben Carrington   Ian McDonald     230
Physical education and school sport   Kathleen M. Armour   David Kirk     255
Physical culture and the polarised American metropolis   David L. Andrews   MichaelSilk   Robert Pitter     284
The Impact of Commercialisation     305
The business of sport   Leigh Robinson     307
Sport and the media   David Stead     328
Organisation theory and the management of sport organisations   John Amis   Trevor Slack     348
Doping and sport   Barrie Houlihan     375
The relationship between sport and tourism   Mike Weed   Guy Jackson     395
The Olympic Games: winners and losers   Holger Preuss     415
Sport and recreation and the environment   Michael F. Collins     439
International Comparison and Context     469
Sport in North America: The United States and Canada   Trevor Slack   Milena M. Parent     471
Sport in Australia   Murray Phillips   Tara Magdalinski     492
Sport, the role of the European Union and the decline of the nation state?   Ian P. Henry     513
An introduction to the study of sport in the Muslim world   Mahfoud Amara     532
Sport and globalisation   Barrie Houlihan     553
Index     574

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