Sports Illusion, Sports Reality: A Reporter's View of Sports, Journalism, and Society

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252064159
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1994
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1994 Edition
Preface to the 1981 Edition
Introduction 1
Pt. I The Sports of Business
1 The Product 11
2 The Structure 32
3 Cutting Up the Pie 42
4 Natural Alliances 55
5 Natural Conflicts 64
6 Legal Issues 74
Pt. II Journalism
7 Functions 87
8 Methods 93
9 Obligations 102
10 Newspapers 111
11 Radio and Television 120
12 Books and Magazines 125
13 Limitations 130
14 Statistics 137
15 Relationships 144
16 Ethics 155
Pt. III The Cultural Interaction
17 Reflection and Reinforcement 167
18 The Sources of Appeal 173
19 The Poison of Amateurism 179
20 Sports-think 187
21 Racism 197
22 The Role of Women 207
23 The Special Status of Children 215
24 Gambling 222
25 Addition or Safety Valve? Politics, Drugs, and Violence 235
26 Participation versus Spectating 247
27 Good and Bad Influences 251
Pt. IV Immodest Proposals
28 Abolish Amateurism 265
29 Restructure the Olympics 270
30 Finance Medical Research 278
31 Clarify Legislation 282
32 Reform the NCAA 289
33 Rethink Little League 293
34 Conclusion 296
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