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Overview

Sports in Society emphasizes the cultural, interactional, and structural dimensions of sports. Coakley encourages readers to think critically about issues and controversies in sports while considering their own personal experiences, families, schools, communities and societies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073376547
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 11/13/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 176,724
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Jay Coakley is Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He received his Ph.D and M.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Sociology and received his B.A. from Regis College (Denver). He is published in a wide range of journals and has edited several books including the Handbook of Sports Studies with Eric Dunning for Sage Publications, and given many presentations around the world. He has served on the editorial board for the Sociology of Sport Journal where he was editor for many years. He is currently on the editorial board of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport
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Table of Contents

1: The Sociology of Sport: What is it and why study it?

2: Producing Knowledge About Sports in Society: What is the Role of Research and Theory?

3: Studying the Past: Does It Help us Understand Sports Today?

4: Sports and Socialization: Who Plays and What Happens to Them?

5: Sports and Children: Are Organized Programs Worth the Effort?

6: Deviance in Sports: Is It Out of Control?

7: Violence in Sports: How Does It Affect Our Lives?

8: Gender and Sports: Does Equity Require Ideological Changes?

9: Race and Ethnicity: Are They Important in Sports?

10: Social Class: Do Money and Power Matter in Sports?

11: Sports and the Economy: What Are the Characteristics of Commercial Sports?

12: Sports and the Media: Could They Survive Without Each Other?

13: Sports and Politics: How Do Governments and Globalization Influence Sports?

14: Sports in High School and College: Do Varsity Sport Programs Contribute to Education?

15: Sports and Religion: Is It a Promising Combination?

16: Sports in the Future: What Can We Expect?

References

Name Index

Subject Index
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