Sociology of North American Sport


Author: D. Stanley Eitzen,George Harvey Sage
Publisher: Paradigm Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 386
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The book that set the standard for sports textbooks has been extensively revised and updated for its new eighth edition. Among the many new topical additions are elite child athletics, gambling in college sports, performance enhancement drugs, sport and nationalism after 9/11, the Beijing Olympics, Nike and other corporations, the power of media in sport, and more on minorities and on disabilities in sport. The authors are experiences text authors as well as former athletes and coaches. They bring a unique perspective to topics that are current and much on the minds of students and professors competing in an ever more challenging sport environment--one beset by scandal, pressed for revenue production, and riddled with inequality.

Sociology of North American Sport


Author: George H. Sage,D. Stanley Eitzen,Becky Beal
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190854102
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
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Now in its eleventh edition, Sociology of North American Sport offers a compact yet comprehensive and integrated perspective on sport in North American society. Bringing a unique viewpoint to the subject, George H. Sage, D. Stanley Eitzen, and Becky Beal analyze and, in turn, demythologize sport. This method promotes an understanding of how a sociological perspective differs from commonsense perceptions about sport and society, helping students to understand sport in a new way.

Sociology of North American Sport


Author: George Harvey Sage,D. Stanley Eitzen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190250430
Category: Sports
Page: 464
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This text offers a compact yet comprehensive treatment of sport in North American society. Exploring a wide range of topics, the authors analyze and, in turn, demythologize sport. This method promotes an understanding of how a sociological perspective differs from common-sense perceptionsabout sport and society, helping students understand sport in a new way.

Sociology of North American Sport with PowerWeb


Author: D. Stanley Eitzen,George Sage
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
ISBN: 9780072552508
Category: Education
Page: 384
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This informative text focuses on the role of sport in U.S. and Canadian societies. The approach is sociological, analytical, and critical.

Studyguide for Sociology of North American Sport

Eighth Edition by D. Stanley Eitzen, Isbn 9781594515750
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101
ISBN: 9781478410003
Category: Education
Page: 166
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Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9781594515750 .

Sociology of North American Sport, Eighth Edition

Sociology, Sociology
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478404728
Category: Education
Page: 42
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Sociology of North American Sport, Eighth Edition. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Power and Ideology in American Sport

A Critical Perspective
Author: George Harvey Sage
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 9780880116602
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 335
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Power and Ideology in American Sport addresses a wide range of topics, including: how sport is embedded in the social, political, and economic structures of American society; how the sporting experience is shaped by powerful individuals as well as ordinary people; and as such how sport both unifies and segregates individuals, social classes, racial and ethnic groups, and competing political loyalties.

Studies in the Sociology of Sport

Refereed Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Fort Worth, Texas, November 1981
Author: North American Society for the Sociology of Sport. Conference,North American Society for the Sociology of Sport
Publisher: TCU Press
ISBN: 9780912646787
Category: Social Science
Page: 402
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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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Sport and American Society

Selected Readings
Author: George Harvey Sage
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 489
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Solutions to Social Problems from the Top Down

The Role of Government
Author: D. Stanley Eitzen,George Harvey Sage
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205468850
Category: Political Science
Page: 243
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This text/reader focuses on laws and government solutions ("top-down" solutions) in the U.S that have been effective in solving problems. The readings explore specific examples of progressive legislation and social policies, and also examines historical trends and future prospects.

Handbook of Sports Studies


Author: Jay Coakley,Eric Dunning
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446265056
Category: Social Science
Page: 570
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Now available in paperback, this vital handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and Jay Coakley, author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports studies. With an international and inter-disciplinary team of contributors the Handbook of Sports Studies is comprehensive in scope, relevant in content and far-reaching in its discussion of future prospect.

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.

Sport in Contemporary Society

An Anthology
Author: D. Stanley Eitzen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190202774
Category: Social Science
Page: 344
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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? These issues and more are examined in Sport in Contemporary Society, Tenth Edition, a selection of accessible writing by journalists and leading scholars who represent a new era of critical appraisal of sports--both professional and amateur.

Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society


Author: William Freeman
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 0763781576
Category: Education
Page: 384
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Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science in a Changing Society, Seventh Edition provides a current, complete, and balanced introduction to the fields of physical education, sport, and exercise science. It gives a thorough overview of the varied elements within the disciplines, how they came to be, and how they are developing, including the conflicts over field, major, and departmental names. It also examines the developing sub-disciplines within physical education, sport, exercise science, and kinesiology. The Seventh Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to represent the state and potential of the field of physical education today. It surveys both teaching and non-teaching careers and addresses technology, current issues, and future trends. Instructor Resources: PowerPoint Presentations, Instructor’s Manual, TestBank

Globalizing Sport

How Organizations, Corporations, Media, and Politics are Changing Sport
Author: George H. Sage
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317258800
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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Sport is enjoyed by millions of people across the world, and both watching and playing sport constitutes a major part of modern leisure time. But sport is also a huge worldwide industry. In Globalizing Sport, George Sage invites readers to explore a deeper understanding of the global dynamics of sport - not only competitions but of the big businesses of money, media coverage, athletic apparel and more. He shows how phenomena such as migration, labour, commerce and politics affect the athletes and the fans, continually reshaping the business and experience of sport. Globalizing Sport puts sport in its political, economic and social context, revealing its connections with businesses, countries, media outlets and education systems.

Einführung in die Sportsoziologie


Author: Otmar Weiß,Gilbert Norden
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 3830978863
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Sport fasziniert weltweit Milliarden Menschen und stellt für viele einen Religionsersatz dar. Er erscheint als Ideal der Gesellschaft, weil in ihm die Eigenleistung des Menschen sichtbar ist und zählt. Daher bietet er den Menschen in besonderer Weise Möglichkeiten zur Selbstbestätigung. Die Sportsoziologie setzt sich mit der gesellschaftlichen Einbindung und sozialen Bedeutung des Sports auseinander. Dieses Studienbuch führt in die Theorien und Anwendungsfelder sportsoziologischer Forschung ein und zeigt die Zusammenhänge zwischen Sport und Sozialisation, sozialen Gruppen, (Massen-)Kommunikation und Wirtschaft auf. Es eignet sich darüber hinaus für Vertiefungsstudien von forschenden und lehrenden Sportwissenschaftlern und Soziologen. Otmar Weiß ist Professor am Institut für Sportwissenschaft der Universität Wien.

Social Sciences in Sport


Author: Joseph A. Maguire
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492582573
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 400
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Social Sciences in Sport presents discipline-specific knowledge in the social sciences, which aids in understanding the problems and potential of contemporary sport practices and experiences. This interdisciplinary reference provides in-depth coverage of sport studies and 14 social sciences, drawing connections across these disciplines to illuminate key issues and illustrate possibilities for change. Written by leading figures in the social sciences, the book synthesizes theory and research in social science and sport into four distinct areas: • Identity, which discusses individual development and ethical considerations from history, philosophy, and psychology • Community, which considers anthropology, sociology, geography, and media studies when looking at sport in social groups • Capital, which draws research in status, wealth, power, and resources from economics, political science, and international relations • Governance, which discusses the enhancement of sport through law, social policy, management studies, and education Organized around these topics into four parts, this reference places sport in the broader social sciences, showing where researchers in kinesiology and other disciplines can augment their knowledge base. Noting the range of issues and concerns in today’s sport environment, readers will analyze the potential of a human development model in sport studies. Editor Joseph Maguire and an esteemed team of contributors present the evolution of sport in various social sciences. A stage-setting introduction explains the relevance of a social scientific perspective on sport and physical activity, and part introductions outline many relationships between the social sciences and sport. Chapters include a historical overview of the discipline or subject area, the core concepts and main theoretical perspectives in that area of expertise, critical findings, and the contemporary debates that characterize sport. Equipped with the social scientific knowledge and new perspectives from this essential collection, students and practitioners will be able to navigate classic and emerging issues in sport. Whether readers are social scientists considering sport as a subject of study or sport studies scholars attempting to make connections with the broader disciplines, Social Sciences in Sport promotes development of and through sport.

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.