Sports: Why People Love Them!

Sports: Why People Love Them!

by Tim Delaney, Tim Madigan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761844899

ISBN-13: 9780761844891

Pub. Date: 05/16/2009

Publisher: UPA

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

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:
UPA
Publication date:
05/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
899,636
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix

1 What is Sport? 1

2 Our Love Affair with Sports throughout History 25

3 Sports as a Cultural Phenomenon 49

4 Sport Socialization through Popular Culture 78

5 Youth Sports: Growing Up with Sports 101

6 High School and College Sports: The Passion Continues 122

7 Sports Fans 154

8 Sportsmanship 182

9 Why We Love Sports 208

Bibliography 233

About the Authors 243

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