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From the PublisherThe Sport and Society Reader provides a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of sport, emphasizing central themes and highlighting emerging currents in the field. The selected readings offer critical assessments of race, class, gender, and sexuality from a range of theoretical perspectives. In addition to classic articles by leading scholars, the collection also smartly includes the writings of prominent journalists. The editors deserve praise for cultivating a global persepective, making it of value to students and scholars in the US, UK, and beyond. A highly readable volume, it should find regular use in classrooms.
- C. Richard King
Professor and Chair
Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies
Washington State University