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Deviance and Social Control in Sport

Deviance and Social Control in Sport

by Michael Atkinson
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    ISBN-13: 2900736060423
    Publisher: Human Kinetics, Inc.
    Publication date: 08/11/2008
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 280
    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 Sport
    The Pathological as Normal
    Sport Deviance as Tolerable

    Chapter 2. Sport, Deviancy Theory, and Sociological Research
    Traditional Strands of Sport Deviancy Theory
    How to Research Sport Deviance
    Moving Backward and Forward With Theory

    Part II. Deviant Sport Communities

    Chapter 3. Youth Tribes in Sport
    From Resistance Subcultures to Lifestyle Sports
    Le Parkour
    Theoretical Intersections

    Chapter 4. Animal Violence in Sport
    Animal Sports and Social Justice
    Greyhound Racing
    Changing Climates for Animal Sports
    Theoretical Intersections

    Part III. Deviant Athletic Bodies

    Chapter 5. Body Pathologies in Sport
    EPO in Professional Cycling
    Slimming as Self-Violence
    Technology and Disappearing Bodies
    Theoretical Intersections

    Chapter 6. Illness Narratives and Sport
    Narratives of Wounded Athletes
    Meeting Wounded Athletes
    Comeback Narratives
    Transgression Narratives
    Exit Narratives
    Theoretical Intersections

    Part IV. Mediating Sport Deviance

    Chapter 7. Criminal Violence in Sport
    Rink Rage and Criminal Justice
    Managing Hockey Deviance as a Total Institution
    Ice Hockey and the Ironies of Social Control
    Theoretical Intersections

    Chapter 8. Terror and Security in Sport
    Terrorism and the Olympic Games
    Terrorism and the 2002 Salt Lake City Games
    Security and Future Games
    Theoretical Intersections

    Chapter 9. Toward a Public Sociology of Sport Deviance
    Victimological and Political-Economic Perspectives
    Social Development Through Youth Sport
    Sport 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.

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