Learning Culture through Sports: Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports / Edition 2

Learning Culture through Sports: Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports / Edition 2

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Learning Culture through Sports: Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports / Edition 2

In today's culture, sports wield a weight influence; this influence, however, is rarely examined. Similar to the first edition, this second edition of Learning Culture Through Sports provides coaches, educators, parents, and others dealing with students and athletes with an engaging and critical context for probing the sociological basis of this influence. The book's sections each address a particular issue in sport: youth and sport; gender and sexuality; race and ethnicity; sport, media, and big business; and international perspectives on sport and participation. Leading experts in the field present new and exciting avenues for exploring sport in our world, allowing us to recognize its tremendous influence, both positive and negative, in our lives and in our world. This new edition also includes cutting-edge research examining contemporary issues and controversies surrounding sport today. These issues, analyzed from multiple perspectives, will inspire readers to change the game in positive ways.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442206304
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/16/2010
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I. Youth and Sport Chapter One: Sport Specialization and its Effects Chapter Two: The Power of a Coach: Sport and Life's Lasting Lessons Chapter Three: The "Power of the Permit" and the "Child Impact Statement": Keys to Achieving Equal Opportunity in Youth Sports Part II. Gender, Sexuality, and Sport Chapter Four: Jocks Rule-Girls Drool: Middle School Definitions Of A Jock Chapter Five: The Frontrunner Failed To Land a Knockout Punch: Sports Metaphors, Masculinities and Presidential Politics Chapter Six: The Rutgers Women's Basketball Team Talks Back: Intersectionality, Resistance, and Media Power Chapter Seven: Come Out and Play: Confronting Homophobia in Sports Chapter Eight: Title IX Literacy: What Every Citizen Should Know About Title IX, Gender Equity & College Sport Part III. Race, Ethnicity, and Sport Chapter Nine: Sincere Fictions of Whiteness in New Millennium American Sport Films Chapter Ten: Reporting In Black And White: Coverage Of Coaching Scandals In Minnesota-Two Different Worlds?
Chapter Eleven: Duke Lacrosse: An Exploration of Race, Class, Power, and Privilege Chapter Twelve: Asian Americans in Unexpected Places: Sport, Racism, and the Media Part IV. Sports, Media, and Big Business Chapter Thirteen: Sports and Economics: An Examination of College Sport and Big Business Chapter Fourteen: Do Girls Rule?: Understanding Popular Culture Images of "Girl Power!" and Sport Part V. International Perspectives on Sport and Participation Chapter Fifteen: British National Female Coaches on Coaching Chapter Sixteen: Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympics, and Issues of Fair Competition Chapter Seventeen: Strong Women, Fragile Closets: The Queering of Women's Sport Chapter Eighteen: Older Athletes: Resisting and Reinforcing Discourses of Sport and Aging Conclusion

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