Sport in Society: Equal Opportunity or Business as Usual?

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Bridging the gap between scholarship and journalism, Sport in Society takes on major contemporary topics - race, gender and violence - as they play out in the world of sports. The editors bring together well known writers to examine many of the more pressing issues that sports are confronting. The role of the media, the international scene and some real life heroes are also discussed.

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Editorial Reviews

The 42 articles include original contributions and articles published in the Journal of Sport and Social Issues since 1984. They address the perseverance in sports of racism; sexism; exploitation of student athletes; stereotypes of student athletes, coaches, and sports officials; and the neglect of the media in publicizing such problems. Paper edition (unseen), $23.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803972803
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Pages: 352

Table of Contents

Race and College Sports - Richard E Lapchick
A Long Way to Go
Higher Education and the Plight of the Black Male Althlete - Donald Siegel
Cultural Diversity on Campus - Dean F Anderson
A Look at Intercollegiate Football Coaches
A Step in the Right Direction - Richard E Lapchick
The Presidents Meet the Black Coaches
The 1994 Racial Report Card - Richard E Lapchick
There is Gold at the End of this Rainbow - Richard E Lapchick
Jesse Jackson Steps Up to the Plate
The Use of Native American Names and Mascots in Sports - Richard E Lapchick
Seated at the Table of Brotherhood - Richard E Lapchick
Sport Transforms La Grange, Georgia
Growing Up with Gender Discrimination in Sports - Donna Lopiano
Gender Equity in Athletics Title IX Fact Sheet - National Collegiate Athletic Association
Masculinity and Sports Culture - Jackson Katz
The Image of the Black Male - Byron Hurt
How Jocks View Women - Alison Bass
David Williams and Family Choices - Richard E Lapchick
Slow Progress on Equity - Debra E Blum
Eliminating the Battle of the Sexes in College Sport - Richard E Lapchick
Knowns and Unknowns in Intercollegiate Athletics - Stanton Wheeler
A Report to the President's Commission
Athletic Scholarship Disarmament - Raymond Yasser
Academic Standards for Athletes - Richard E Lapchick
A Debate in Black and White
Two Ways to Go - Richard E Lapchick
Only One Is a Winner
Student-Athletes - Ed Sherman and Barry Tempkin
So Much Work, So Little Time
Spotting, Treating Troubled Athletes Can Be Difficult - Shelly Sanford and Suzanne Halliburton
Athletes Learn the Lesson - Richard E Lapchick
The Lou Harris Survey
A New Beginning for A New Century - Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States
Intersections as Dangerous Places - Lawrence A Wenner
Theories and Role Models in Sport Studies
Gender Violence and Lessons Learned from the Simpson Case - Richard E Lapchick
Violence in Sports - Richard E Lapchick
An Investigation of Campus Stereotypes - Gary A Sailes
The Myth of Black Athletic Superiority and the Dumb Jock Stereotype
The Rules of the Game Are Changing - Richard E Lapchick
College Coaches in the 1990s
The Need for a New Code of Ethics Going Beyond the NCAA - Richard E Lapchick
Black Faces Still Rare in the Press Box - Ron Thomas
The State of Women in Sports Media - Mary Schmitt
Gender Equity in Sports Media Coverage - Bethany Shifflett and Rhonda Revelle
A Review of the NCAA News
Hear No Evil, See No Evil - Sandy Padwe
The Modern Olympic Games - Richard E Lapchick
A Political Cauldron
Under African Skies - Richard E Lapchick
The Role of Sport in the Destruction of Apartheid - Richard E Lapchick
Hope - Richard E Lapchick and Mary Frances Anderson
Reggie Lewis - Richard E Lapchick
An Incredible Tribute to a Remarkable Man
Tom Osborne and Willie Stewart - Richard E Lapchick
Two Coaches Linked by Commitment
Muhammad Ali - Richard E Lapchick
The People's Champion, Once and Still
Darryl Williams - Richard E Lapchick
The Ultimate Role Model
Conclusion - Richard E Lapchick

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