The Sociology of Sports: An Introduction

Editor/Author Delaney, Tim
Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: McFarland

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ISBN: 978-0-7864-4169-3
Category: Social Sciences - Sociology
Image Count: 14
Book Status: Available
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Ranging widely in its scope, this sociological exploration emphasizes the positive aspects of sports in analyzing how they affect and are affected by the mores, values, and general culture of a nation. It provides a thorough study of the relationships between sports and such societal forces as violence, gender, race, religion, mass media, economics and others, commenting as well on the role of sports in high school and college life.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. The Sociology of Sport
  • 2. Social Theory and Sport
  • 3. A Brief History of Sport
  • 4. The Impact of Sport on Culture
  • 5. Socialization and Sport
  • 6. Youth Sports
  • 7. High School and College Sports
  • 8. Deviance in Sport
  • 9. Violence in Sport
  • 10. Gender and Sport
  • 11. Race and Ethnicity in Sport
  • 12. Economics and Sport
  • 13. Politics and Sport
  • 14. Religion and Sport
  • 15. The Media in Sport
  • 16. The Benefits of Sport Participation
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography