Sports

Sports

by Tim Delaney, Tim Madigan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761844899

ISBN-13: 9780761844891

Pub. Date: 05/28/2009

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

Why do billions of people around the world love sports? The popular media is increasingly dedicated to the heated rivalries of sports teams, academic institutions are held in its thrall, sports metaphors are commonplace in our language, and most individuals participate in athletics or follow a team sport in some variation. This entertaining and informative book

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Overview

Why do billions of people around the world love sports? The popular media is increasingly dedicated to the heated rivalries of sports teams, academic institutions are held in its thrall, sports metaphors are commonplace in our language, and most individuals participate in athletics or follow a team sport in some variation. This entertaining and informative book attempts to find out why—by examining sports in all its facets. The authors provide an overview of the history of sports, with a constant focus upon the social conditions through which sport arises and by which it continues to thrive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761844891
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
05/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 What is Sport? Chapter 2 Our Love Affair with Sports throughout History Chapter 3 Sports as a Cultural Phenomenon Chapter 4 Sport Socialization through Popular Culture Chapter 5 Youth Sports: Growing Up with Sports Chapter 6 High School and College Sports: The Passion Continues Chapter 7 Sports Fans Chapter 9 Why We Love Sports

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