Sports: Why People Love Them!

Sports: Why People Love Them!

by Tim Delaney, Tim Madigan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761844961

ISBN-13: 9780761844969

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:
9780761844969
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
05/16/2009
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(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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