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Sport in Contemporary Society: An Anthology / Edition 7

Sport in Contemporary Society: An Anthology / Edition 7

by D. Stanley Eitzen


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Sport in Contemporary Society: An Anthology / Edition 7

Sports buffs know all about famous players and coaches and can recite statistics in endless detail. But do fans know how sport is linked to other institutions of society? Do they understand the role of sport in socializing youngsters in both positive and negative ways? What about the ways in which sport perpetuates race and gender-role stereotypes in society? How do owners, coaches, and other sport authorities exercise power to maintain control over athletes?

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ISBN-13: 9781594513039
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/28/2006
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

D. Stanley Eitzen is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Colorado State University. He is the coauthor, with George H. Sage, of Sociology of North American Sport, Ninth Edition (OUP, 2012).

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures xi

Preface xiii

Part 1 Sport as a Microcosm of Society 1

1 Sports: An Offer We Can't Refuse Dave Zirin 5

2 American Sport in the New Millennium D. Stanley Eitzen 10

3 Sport in Society: An Inspiration or an Opiate? Jay J. Coakley 16

For Further Study 33

Part 2 Sport and Socialization: Organized Sports and Youth 35

4 Play Group versus Organized Competitive Team: A Comparison Jay J. Coakley 37

5 Anyone Up for Stickball? In a PlayStation World, Maybe Not Timothy Williams and Cassi Feldman 46

6 Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinities Michael A. Messner 50

For Further Study 67

Part 3 Sport and Socialization: The Mass Media 69

7 The Televised Sports Manhood Formula Michael A. Messner, Michele Dunbar, and Darnell Hunt 71

8 The Male Consumer as Loser: Beer and Liquor Ads in Mega Sports Media Events Michael A. Messner and Jeffrey Montez de Oca 85

For Further Study 105

Part 4 Sport and Socialization: Symbols 107

9 American Flags as Big as Fields John Branch 109

10 Old Times Not Forgotten: A Battle over Symbols Douglas Lederman 112

11 The Problems with Native American Mascots Laurel R. Davis-Delano 118

12 The De-Athleticization of Women: The Naming and Gender Marking of Collegiate Sport Teams D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn 126

For Further Study 136

Part 5 Problems of Excess: Overzealous Athletes, Parents, and Coaches 137

13 Female Gymnasts and Ice Skaters: The Dark Side Joan Ryan 139

14 Swoosh Comes to Shove Mike Bresnahan 146

15 One Coaching Style: The Total Control of Coach Bob Knight John Feinstein 153

For Further Study 158

Part 6Problems of Excess: Sport and Deviance 159

16 Ethical Dilemmas in American Sport: The Dark Side of Competition D. Stanley Eitzen 161

17 Male Student-Athletes Reported for Sexual Assault: A Survey of Campus Police Departments and Judicial Affairs Offices Todd W. Crosset, Jeffrey R. Benedict, and Mark A. McDonald 171

18 Crime and Athletes: New Racial Stereotypes Richard E. Lapchick 184

For Further Study 195

Part 7 Problems of Excess: Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports 197

19 Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids: Incidence of Use and Health Implications Charles E. Yesalis and Michael S. Bahrke 199

20 Finding the Golden Genes Patrick Barry 218

21 Outraged over the Steroids Outrage Robert Lipsyte 225

For Further Study 228

Part 8 Problems of Excess: Big-Time College Sport 229

22 An Experiment Justified John R. Gerdy 231

23 Everybody Cheats-Just Not My School Stewart Mandel 238

24 The Big-Time College Sports Plantation and the Slaves Who Drive It D. Stanley Eitzen 243

For Further Study 254

Part 9 Problems of Excess: Sport and Money 255

25 The Commercial Beijing Olympic Games D. Stanley Eitzen 257

26 New Deal Lets Colts Rake in Cash: Financial Terms of Team's Pact with Indy Are among the Most Lucrative in NFL Ted Evanoff 262

27 Follow the Money: The Cost of Youth Sports Tom Farrey 268

28 The Changing Face of the Sports Fan Pablo S. Torre 276

For Further Study 281

Part 10 Structured Inequality: Sport and Race/Ethnicity 283

29 Sporting Dreams Die on the "Rez" Kevin Simpson 285

30 The 2008 Racial and Gender Report Card: National Football League Richard Lapchick with Eric Little Colleen Lerner 292

31 Say It Ain't So, Big Leagues: The Downside for Latin American Players Dave Zirin 306

For Further Study 308

Part 11 Structured Inequality: Sport and Gender 311

32 Sport and Gender D. Stanley Eitzen 313

33 Who's Playing College Sports? Trends in Participation John Cheslock 319

34 The Meaning of Success: The Athletic Experience and the Development of Male Identity Michael A. Messner 323

For Further Study 338

Part 12 Structured Inequality: Sport and Sexuality 341

35 Changing the Game: Homophobia, Sexism, and Lesbians in Sport Pat Griffin 343

36 Gay Athletes' Dilemma Anthony Cotton 360

37 He Shoots, She Scores: The Story of a Transsexual Sportswriter John Ireland 365

For Further Study 371

Part 13 Expanding The Horizons: Sport and Globalization 373

38 Growing the Game: The Globalization of Major League Baseball Alan M. Klein 375

39 Globalization and Sports: Issues and Controversies Jay J. Coakley 382

40 Corporate Globalization and Sporting Goods Manufacturing: The Case of Nike George H. Sage 391

For Further Study 411

About the Editor 413

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