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Drawing on their cutting-edge research in criminology and deviance in the discipline of sociology, Atkinson and Young provide a textured understanding of sport-related deviance through the application of various approaches to deviance in a sport context. Using extended case studies, the authors examine the subject of deviance through examples that are popular (fan violence, hockey enforcers, effect of the media), understudied (sport-related violence against animals, athletes as on-field victims of violence), or emerging (sport security, drugs and weight control, cybernetic athletes, extreme sports). This engaging presentation allows readers to fully understand the effects of sport deviance in society.
Deviance and Social Control in Sport explains how forms of wanted and unwanted rule violation are produced by and mediated through social contexts in and around sport. As such, it explores
- how deviance in sport is culturally constructed and ideologically framed in dynamic and interactive contexts;
- the pathways certain athletes follow in becoming deviant and how they learn to associate those behaviors with their core identities; and
- the social responses to deviant sporting behaviors, including the role of the media in disseminating images and messages about the behavior in question.
By considering networks of social relationships and how they produce, define, and police rule violation and rule violators, Deviance and Social Control in Sport offers a nuanced and integrated explanation of sport deviance that accounts for the behaviors and practices of both individuals and teams. This interdisciplinary text challenges readers to explore the dimensions and analytic merit of a full spectrum of crime and deviancy theories, thus stimulating a broader discussion of rule breaking in sport.
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics, Inc.|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Michael Atkinson, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Loughborough University in Leicestershire, UK. He has served on the editorial boards of Sociology of Sport Journal and Deviant Behavior Journal. Atkinson is a member of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and the International Society for the Sociology of Sport.
In 2004, Atkinson was awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's Aurora Award. He resides in Quorn.
Kevin Young, PhD, is a professor in the department of sociology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Sport Journal, Soccer and Society, and Avante. Young has also served on the executive board of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and as vice president of the International Sociology of Sport Association. Young is editor of the book series Research in the Sociology of Sport.
Young enjoys all sports, loves the outdoors, and is a passionate supporter of Liverpool Football Club. He resides in Calgary.
Table of Contents
Part I. Deviant Sport Conventions
Chapter 1. The Normal and the Pathological in SportThe Pathological as NormalSport Deviance as Tolerable
Chapter 2. Sport, Deviancy Theory, and Sociological ResearchTraditional Strands of Sport Deviancy TheoryHow to Research Sport DevianceMoving Backward and Forward With Theory
Part II. Deviant Sport Communities
Chapter 3. Youth Tribes in SportFrom Resistance Subcultures to Lifestyle SportsLe ParkourTheoretical Intersections
Chapter 4. Animal Violence in SportAnimal Sports and Social JusticeGreyhound RacingChanging Climates for Animal SportsTheoretical Intersections
Part III. Deviant Athletic Bodies
Chapter 5. Body Pathologies in SportEPO in Professional CyclingSlimming as Self-ViolenceTechnology and Disappearing BodiesTheoretical Intersections
Chapter 6. Illness Narratives and SportNarratives of Wounded AthletesMeeting Wounded AthletesComeback NarrativesTransgression NarrativesExit NarrativesTheoretical Intersections
Part IV. Mediating Sport Deviance
Chapter 7. Criminal Violence in SportRink Rage and Criminal JusticeManaging Hockey Deviance as a Total InstitutionIce Hockey and the Ironies of Social ControlTheoretical Intersections
Chapter 8. Terror and Security in SportTerrorism and the Olympic GamesTerrorism and the 2002 Salt Lake City GamesSecurity and Future GamesTheoretical Intersections
Chapter 9. Toward a Public Sociology of Sport DevianceVictimological and Political-Economic PerspectivesSocial Development Through Youth SportSport for Reducing Social Problems
A reference for sport sociologists, sociologists, and criminologists; a supplemental text for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses relating to social deviance to sport.