Sport and Sociology

Author: Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135157200

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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Offering a ‘state of the art’ review of the sociology of sport and investigating those areas where sport has come to influence the sociological mainstream, this book examines how sociology has impacted upon the consciousness of sports fans, administrators and even politicians. As the first book to provide a history of the sociology of sport and to clearly locate the contemporary discipline in the wider currents of sociological discourse, Sport and Sociology is important reading for all students and scholars interested in the relationship between sport and society, whether they are working in sport studies or in the sociological mainstream.
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Sport and the Sociological Imagination

Refereed Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 1982

Author: North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. Conference

Publisher: Fort Worth : Texas Christian University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Contemporary Issues in Sociology of Sport

Author: Andrew Yiannakis,Merrill J. Melnick

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736037105

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 479

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Melnick, PhD, Contemporary Issues in Sociology of Sport includes: an exploration of topics and themes that have received limited attention in other sociology of sport texts but have been long-standing social concerns; a review of the attitudes toward female athletes and the anti-homosexual phobias present in sport; an in-depth look at the impoverishment of children's games in America; an overview of high school sport participation; a study of the challenges and benefits of the big-time collegiate sport experience; a critique of television's impact on sport and its portrayal of gender and race, and a review of sport and globalization. Unit I provides the reader with a historical background on the development of sociology of sport and addresses several critical issues about the relationship between sociology, physical education, and sociology of sport.
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Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity

Author: Jamieson, Kathy,Smith, Maureen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450421024

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity presents information on sociology of sport to prepare readers for advanced study or practice in the field. This text explores the impact of sport in society and examines careers in sport and physical activity.
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Sociology of Sport and Social Theory

Author: Earl Smith

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 0736075720

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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"Sociology of Sport and Social Theory" presents current research perspectives from major sport scholars and leading sociologists regarding issues germane to the sociology of sport while addressing traditional and contemporary sociological theories.
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Sport, Mental Illness and Sociology

Author: Michael Atkinson

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1787434699

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book approaches the study of mental illness in sport cultures from a variety of social scientific perspectives. Contributions focus on the multiple manifestations of mental illness within sport cultures, and the degree to which sport may be utilized as a means of helping people who struggle with mental illness.
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Sport and Society

Author: Scott Witmer

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1406234834

Category: Sports

Page: 64

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This series takes a critical-eye view of the world of sport (both professional and amateur), and uses this perspective to explore the ways that sport factors into our world. The series uses up-to-date information, current affairs and case studies, while providing lots of opportunities for students to debate the issues with classmates.
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Sport: Sport and power relations

Author: Eric Dunning

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415262958

Category: Sports

Page: 440

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A collection of texts providing a useful resource for students in the field of sports studies. Subject headings include approaches to the study of sport, the development and structure of modern sport, sport and power relations, and major issues in contemporary sport.
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Sociology of Sport and Physical Education

An Introduction

Author: Anthony Laker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134562977

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This text, intended for undergraduates on various education and sport related degree courses, covers the key, current issues in the field of sociology of sport and physical education. The first section of the text covers the importance of sport in culture, its theoretical background, and methodological issues in research. The main body of the text then discusses issues including the sporting body, participation and socialisation into sport, the hidden curriculum, critical pedagogy, and sport and the media. Laker discusses in depth gender, race and ethnicity, class, and equality, and he looks at sport and the media, and the involvement of politics. The chapters are each rounded off with challenging 'reflection' questions, activities and tasks for the reader to fulfill.
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Playing for Change

The Continuing Struggle for Sport and Recreation

Author: Russell Field

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442628200

Category: History

Page: 467

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This book provides wide-ranging examples of cutting-edge research in sports studies.
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Sport and Physical Education in Germany

Author: Ken Hardman,Roland Naul

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135802912

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Sport and physical education represent important components of German national life, from school and community participation, to elite, international level sport. This unique and comprehensive collection brings together material from leading German scholars to examine the role of sport and PE in Germany from a range of historical and contemporary perspectives. Key topics include: * sport and PE in pre-war, post war and re-unified Germany * sport and PE in schools * coach education * elite sport and sport science * women and sport * sport and recreation facilities. This book offers an illuminating insight into how sport and PE have helped to shape Germany. It represents fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the history and sociology of sport, and those working in German studies.
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New Perspectives on Sport and 'Deviance'

Consumption, Peformativity and Social Control

Author: Tim Crabbe,Tony Blackshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134440898

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The everyday makeup of contemporary sport is increasingly characterised by a perceived explosion of 'deviance' - violence, drug taking, racism, homophobia, misogyny, corruption and excess. Whereas once these behaviours may have been subject to the moral judgments of authority, in the face of dramatic socio-cultural change they become more a matter of populist consumer gaze. In addressing these developments this book provides a new and insightful approach toward the study of 'deviance' in the realm of sport. New Perspectives in Sport and 'Deviance' awakens the sociology of sport to the possibilities of re-imagining 'deviance' and offers an evocative approach which will appeal both to academics and students in the field of sociology of sport and sociology of deviance.
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Soziologie des Sports / Sociology of Sport

Theoretische und methodische Grundlagen / Theoretical Foundations and Research Methods

Author: Rolf Albonico,Katharina Pfister-Binz

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034864752

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Deviance and Social Control in Sport

Author: Michael Atkinson,Kevin Young

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736060424

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 267

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Deviance and Social Control in Sport challenges preconceived understandings regarding the relationship of deviance and sport and offers a conceptual framework for future work in a variety of sociological subfields.
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High Stakes

Big Time Sports and Downtown Redevelopment

Author: Timothy Jon Curry,Kent P. Schwirian,Rachael Woldoff

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 0814209637

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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Child's Play

Sport in Kids' Worlds

Author: Michael A. Messner,Michela Musto

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813572916

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 268

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Is sport good for kids? When answering this question, both critics and advocates of youth sports tend to fixate on matters of health, whether condemning contact sports for their concussion risk or prescribing athletics as a cure for the childhood obesity epidemic. Child’s Play presents a more nuanced examination of the issue, considering not only the physical impacts of youth athletics, but its psychological and social ramifications as well. The eleven original scholarly essays in this collection provide a probing look into how sports—in community athletic leagues, in schools, and even on television—play a major role in how young people view themselves, shape their identities, and imagine their place in society. Rather than focusing exclusively on self-proclaimed jocks, the book considers how the culture of sports affects a wide variety of children and young people, including those who opt out of athletics. Not only does Child’s Play examine disparities across lines of race, class, and gender, it also offers detailed examinations of how various minority populations, from transgender youth to Muslim immigrant girls, have participated in youth sports. Taken together, these essays offer a wide range of approaches to understanding the sociology of youth sports, including data-driven analyses that examine national trends, as well as ethnographic research that gives a voice to individual kids. Child’s Play thus presents a comprehensive and compelling analysis of how, for better and for worse, the culture of sports is integral to the development of young people—and with them, the future of our society.
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Sport And Society: History, Power And Culture

History, Power and Culture

Author: Scambler, Graham

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335227783

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 226

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This text presents a comprehensive account of the contemporary sociology of sport. It examines the changing role of sport in society and analyses topics such as representations of sport in the media and violence in sport.
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Qualitative Research on Sport and Physical Culture

Author: Kevin Young,Michael Atkinson

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1780522967

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 225

View: 1906

Addresses issues in methodology, contemporary issues in research methods and innovative trends in qualitative research that are addressed through case study examples from areas of research in sport studies. This title includes: historical methods; ethnography; auto-ethnography; embodied methods; interviewing; and, narratives.
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Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions:

Author: Jan E. Stets,Jonathan H. Turner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401791309

Category: Social Science

Page: 579

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Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions Volume II presents all new chapters in the ever developing area of the sociology of emotions. The volume is divided into two sections: Theoretical Perspectives and Social Arenas of Emotions. It reviews major sociological theories on emotions, which include evolutionary theory, identity theory, affect control theory, social exchange theory, ritual theory, and cultural theory among others. Social arenas where emotions are examined include, but are not limited to, the economy and the workplace, the family, mental health, crime, sports, technology, social movements and the field of science. All the chapters review the major theories and research in the area and each chapter ends with some discussion of directions for future research. The Sociology of Emotions is a fast growing and vital field in the broad discipline of Sociology. This volume II follows the Handbook of the Sociology of Emotions which was first published in 2006. In 2008, this first handbook received the “Outstanding Recent Contribution” in the Emotions Section of the American Sociological Association. With contributions from leading scholars from different areas in the discipline, such as neurosociology, culture, economics, mental health, gender, social movements, discussing state-of-art theory and research on emotions in sociology this volume will generate wider appeal to the sociological community.
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Sport and Spirituality

An Introduction

Author: Jim Parry,Simon Robinson,Nick Watson,Mark Nesti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113413682X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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Sport science can quantify many aspects of human performance but the spiritual dimensions of sports experience cannot be fully understood through measurement. However, the spiritual experience of sport – be it described as ‘flow’, ‘transcendence’ or the discovery of meaning and value – is central both to our basic motivation to take part in sports, and to achieving success. Sport and Spirituality: An Introduction explores these human aspects of sports experience through the perspectives of sport psychology, philosophy, ethics, theology and religious studies. It includes discussions of: Spirituality in the postmodern era Spirituality, health and well-being Theistic and atheistic perspectives on sport and the spiritual Nature and transcendence – the mystical and sublime in outdoor sport Applied sport psychology and the existential Spiritual perspectives on pain, suffering and destiny Sport, the virtues, ethical development and the spirit of the game The Olympic Games and de Coubertin’s ideas of the ‘religio athletae’. This groundbreaking text will be a valuable resource for students of sport and exercise studies, sports coaching, physical education and sport and health psychology. This book should be read by all those interested in the preparation, performance and well-being of athletes.
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