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Learning Culture Through Sports

Learning Culture Through Sports

by Sandra Spickard Prettyman, Brian Lampman


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ISBN-13: 9781578863792
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Sandra Spickard Prettyman is an assistant professor at the University of Akron where she teaches courses in Cultural Foundations of Education and Qualitative Research. Brian Lampman is a secondary educator at Saline Middle School (MI) where he teaches eighth grade social studies, integrating sports sociology concepts into his course. Brian also coaches the varsity boys' soccer team in Saline.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: Why Study Sport? Part 2 Part I: Youth Participation and Sport Chapter 3 Organized Sports for Young People: A 20th Century Invention Chapter 4 An Open Letter to Communities: What Community Leaders Can Do to Improve Youth Sports Chapter 5 Time Out! For Better Sports for Kids Chapter 6 Motivation and Outcomes of Youth Participation and Sports Part 7 Part II: Gender and Sexuality in Sport Chapter 8 Title IX: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 9 Liberties and Lipstick: The Paradox of Cheerleading as Sport Chapter 10 If You Beat Him, You Own Him, He's Your Bitch: Coaches, Language, and Power Chapter 11 Pitching for Equality: Gay Athletes and Homophobia Part 12 Part III: Race and Ethnicity and Sport Chapter 13 The New Racial Stereotypes Chapter 14 Exploring Race with Secondary Students: Developing Critical Media Literacy Chapter 15 Unexpected, Undeserved, Unrewarded...and Undeniable: Sport and Transformation Chapter 16 Making Sense of the American Indian Mascot Issue Part 17 Part IV: Sport and the Media Chapter 18 Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue: Music, Sports, and the Rhetoric of Patriotism Chapter 19 Reconsidering Girl Power: Examining Media Images of Female Athletes Chapter 20 Why Be A "Jackass"?: Media Images of Young White Men In and Out of Sport in New Millenium America Chapter 21 Education, Sport, and Hip-Hop through the Mic of Stuart Scott Part 22 Part V: Sport and Violence Chapter 23 In the Name of Obedience: Overcoming the Damaging Myths about Hazing Chapter 24 Athletes, Role Models, and Criminals: What Do We Make of This Tripatite Mess? Part 25 Part VI: Sport and Schools Chapter 26 The Scholar-Baller Approach: A Cultural Map for Academic Success in America Chapter 27 Rethinking the Role of Sports in Our Schools Chapter 28 The Meaning of Success in Academics and Athletics Part 29 Conclusion: Sport, Society, and Social Justice

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Cheng Chen

Young people already know that organized sports—whether they love them or hate them—are an important part of their lives. Sports are a multi-billion dollar business that saturates the mass media; young peoples' clothes are splattered with swooshes and team logos; school activities and annual year books point to sport's centrality in the social life of schools. So it is fitting that Sandra Spickard Prettyman and Brian Lampman have assembled a collection of fascinating articles from some of the top scholars of sport. Teachers and students alike will find that this text, like no other, illuminates previously taken-for-granted, yet centrally important issues in their daily lives.

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