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Sport Worlds

Sport Worlds

A Sociological Perspective

  • Author: Joseph A. Maguire
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 9780880119726
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 242
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Sport Worlds: A Sociological Perspectivetakes a novel approach to tracing the intimate and extensive relationships between sport and other social worlds. By examining classic issues and current trends, the text offers students and practitioners alike a broad base of knowledge with which to challenge the everyday conventions and practices of sport. Joseph Maguire, Grant Jarvie, Louise Mansfield, and Joe Bradley deftly highlight the ways in which sport competitions are shaped more by what happens off the field than on. Using contemporary examples, the authors paint a historically relevant picture of how sport is an integral part of the global order, our local communities, and our individual identities. The text includes the following features: -A straightforward organization and easy-to-read style making it an essential reference for students and professionals studying sociology of sport -Clearly stated objectives and review questions at the start and end of each chapter that give readers a framework for learning and understanding key points throughout the text -Project suggestions in each chapter that allow readers to incorporate learning concepts into hands-on, real-life situations, furthering student comprehension -Narrative case studies based on current issues illustrating the global nature of the modern world of sport -Highlighted examples that allow readers to relate today's sport headlines to issues and trends beyond the final score -Debating points that engage readers in thought-provoking discussions, allowing readers to assess the sociology of sport issues for themselves Part I,"Sport Inside the World," examines a range of global systems, processes, and issues that characterize sport worlds. These include networks, boundaries, conventions, and challenges. Attention is given to issues such as migration, the environment, and politics. Part II,“Inside the Worlds of Sport,” focuses on the significance of sport in the emotional and social lives of people. Special focus is on questions of gender, place, space, and identities. Sport Worlds: A Sociological Perspectivekeenly illustrates how sport enters our lives from different paths, giving readers a fresh perspective from which to consider the true character and meaning of sport. For students, researchers, and professionals alike—be they participants, spectators, or consumers of sport—the text is an extensive resource that will enhance their overall experience in the world of sport.

A Sociological Perspective of Sport

A Sociological Perspective of Sport

  • Author: Wilbert Marcellus Leonard
  • Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 469
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A Sociological Perspective of Sport, Fifth Edition offers a comprehensive look at the social world of sport. The text is organized to show how sport is a vital component of major sociological concepts such as culture, social organization, socialization, deviance, small groups, collective behavior, mass media, and institutional interrelationships (education, politics, and religion). Chapters move from the "macro" perspective to the "micro" view to make the connection between sport and society clear. A Sociological Perspective of Sport is based on three central themes: sport is a social institution worthy of sociological examination like the more traditional institutions of marriage/family, politics, economy, religion, law, health/medicine, science, and education; sport is a microcosm of the larger society and as such reflects and reinforces the dominant ideology; and numerous institutional connections between sport and other societal institutions make it impossible for changes in one sphere not to have reverberating effects in all spheres.

Sociological Perspectives on Sport

Sociological Perspectives on Sport

The Games Outside the Games

  • Author: David Karen,Robert E. Washington
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317973933
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 654
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Sociological Perspectives on Sport: The Games Outside the Games seeks not only to inform students about the sports world but also to offer them analytical skills and the application of theoretical perspectives that deepen their awareness and understanding of social processes linking sports to the larger social world. With six original framing essays linking sport to a variety of topics, including race, class, gender, media, politics, deviance, and globalization, and 37 reprinted articles, this text/reader sets a new standard for excellence in teaching sports and society.

Sport, Health and Drugs

Sport, Health and Drugs

A Critical Sociological Perspective

  • Author: Ivan Waddington,Andy Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135803765
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 224
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Why do many athletes risk their careers by taking performance enhancing drugs? Do the highly competitive pressures elite sports teach athletes to win at any cost? In order to understand the complex relationships between sport and other aspects of society, it is necessary to strip away our preconceptions of what sport is, and to examine, in as detached a manner as possible, the way in which the world of sport actually functions. This fully updated edition of Ivan Waddington’s classic introduction to drugs in sport examines the key terms and key issues in sport, drugs and performance and is designed to help new students explore these controversial subjects, now so central to the study of modern sport. The book addresses topics such as: the emergence of drugs in sport and changing patterns of use the development of an objective, sociological understanding sports law, policy and administration WADA, NGB’s and the sporting federations case studies of football and cycling the case of sports medicine. An Introduction to Drugs in Sport: Addicted to Winning is a landmark work in sports studies. Using interview transcripts, case studies and press cuttings to ground theory in reality, students and lecturers alike will find this an immensely readable and enriching resource.

Sport, Culture and Society

Sport, Culture and Society

An Introduction

  • Author: Grant Jarvie
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415306478
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 414
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This exciting new undergraduate textbook introduces the reader to the broad and complex relationship between sport, culture and society, and critically examines the key assumptions that we hold with regard to the nature of sport.

Soziologische Phantasie

Soziologische Phantasie

  • Author: C. Wright Mills
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 365810015X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 325
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Soziologische Phantasie, die erstmals 1963 erschienene deutsche Übersetzung von C. Wright Mills‘ The Sociological Imagination, darf zurecht als Meilenstein wissenschaftlich-politischer Debatten in den Vereinigten Staaten betrachtet werden und zählt auch heute noch zu einer der wichtigsten Selbstkritiken der Soziologie. Mills schlägt hier einen dritten Weg zwischen bloßem Empirismus und abgehobener Theorie ein: Er plädiert für eine kritische Sozialwissenschaft, die sich weder bürokratisch instrumentalisieren lässt noch selbstverliebt vor sich hin prozessiert, sondern gesellschaftliche Bedeutung erlangt, indem sie den Zusammenhang von persönlichen Schwierigkeiten und öffentlichen Problemen erhellt. Eben dies sei Aufgabe und Verheißung einer Soziologie, die sich viel zu häufig „einer merkwürdigen Lust an der Attitüde des Unbeteiligten“ hingebe.

Sport Matters

Sport Matters

Sociological Studies of Sport, Violence and Civilisation

  • Author: Eric Dunning
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134870140
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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1999 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Book Award Sport Matters offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of modern sport from a sociological perspective. It covers such topics as the history of sport, the development of ideas of 'fair play', sport and the emotions, the professionalization of sport, race-relations and sport and sport and gender. Unique in its cross-cultural analysis, it uses examples from around the globe, including sports spectator violence in North America, the growth of international soccer and the role of sport in the European identity.

A Sociology of Sport

A Sociology of Sport

  • Author: Howard L. Nixon,James H. Frey
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 363
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Illustrates how important sport is to societies and how it provides an excellent means of sociological analysis.

Sport Sociology

Sport Sociology

  • Author: Paul Beedie,Peter Craig
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 0857255894
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 312
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"A welcome addition for those who teach sports studies... Used as a primer, this book provides readers with excellent introduction to the key sociological concepts, methods, and theories, and, also offers useful examples and contextualised discussions that beginners to the realm of sociology will no doubt appreciate. Beedie has compiled for students a good companion text that could certainly be used in conjunction with more detailed books, and, to guide students through more complex academic texts. Students have certainly appreciated Beedie's efforts to help them apply sociological rigour to analysing their sporting worlds, identities and experiences." - Geoffery Kohe, Worcester University "This should be highly useful for any sports studies students who are encountering the sociology of sport for the first time, even those who have previously studied sociology." - Alison Cain, Hertfordshire University Sociology is central to the study of sport in higher education. This reader-friendly textbook introduces all of the subject’s core themes, such as power, diversity and mediation, and relates them to major contemporary social issues such as commercialisation and globalisation. Special emphasis is given throughout to examples drawn from the UK and to the significance of the 2012 Olympics. Theoretical explanation is fully supported by case studies, practical and reflective exercises and guidance on further study.

Sport in a Changing World

Sport in a Changing World

  • Author: Howard L. Nixon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317251555
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 424
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In a stressful, turbulent world, sports can be an escape from reality. Yet sport actually mirrors the issues and problems of our world today, bearing the imprint of powerful forces of social change. This book offers a sociological perspective for seeing and understanding the place of sport in society and how it is affected by big business and by demographic, cultural, organizational, economic, political, and technological change. Nixon's main focus is "big-time" commercialized and corporate sport, from Little League Baseball, Inc. to youth club sports, high school and college athletics, and professional and Olympic sports. He writes vividly of the making and unmaking of heroes and celebrities. Throughout he shows how the combined influence of networks of major sports organizations, media corporations, and corporate sponsors is shaping sport around the world.

Die Gesellschaft der Individuen

Die Gesellschaft der Individuen

  • Author: Norbert Elias
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518285749
  • Category: Human beings
  • Page: 316
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Aufmerksamkeit und motorisches Lernen

Aufmerksamkeit und motorisches Lernen

  • Author: Gabriele Wulf
  • Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag
  • ISBN: 9783437487101
  • Category: Motorisches Lernen - Aufmerksamkeit
  • Page: 172
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Power Games

Power Games

A Critical Sociology of Sport

  • Author: John Sugden,Alan Tomlinson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136402055
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 320
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Critical and radical perspectives have been central to the emergence of the sociology of sport as a discipline in its own right. This ground-breaking new book is the first to offer a comprehensive theory and method for a critical sociology of sport. It argues that class, political economy, hegemony and other concepts central to the radical tradition are essential for framing, understanding and changing social and political relations within sport and between sport and society. The book draws upon the disciplines of politics, sociology, history and philosophy to provide a critical analysis of power relations throughout the world of sport, while offering important new case studies from such diverse sporting contexts as the Olympics, world football, boxing, cricket, tennis and windsurfing. In the process, it addresses key topics such as: * nations and nationalism * globalisation * race * gender * political economy. Power Games can be used as a complete introduction to the study of sport and society. And will be essential reading for any serious student of sport. At the same time, it is a provocative book that by argument and example challenges those who research and write about sport to make their work relevant to social and political reform.

Social and Cultural Diversity in a Sporting World

Social and Cultural Diversity in a Sporting World

  • Author: Chris Hallinan,Steven J. Jackson
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 0762314567
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 228
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Sociology of Sport and Social Theory

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.

Sport and Peace: Sport and Peace

Sport and Peace: Sport and Peace

A Sociological Perspective

  • Author: Brian Wilson
  • Publisher: OUP Canada
  • ISBN: 9780195432145
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 5414
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Over the past decade the social role of sport has received unprecedented attention, as global leaders ranging from politicians to high-profile celebrities have championed sport as a tool for promoting peace. In many areas, sport has successfully drawn attention to such worthy causes as conflict resolution, HIV prevention, environmental initiatives, and improved international relationships. Yet although sport can be a powerful tool for social good, it continues to reflect and reproduce social inequalities in ways commonly overlooked by those invested in the sport-for-peace movement. In this timely new analysis, Brian Wilson uses critical sociological theories to investigate the complex-and at times controversial-relationship between sport and peace.

Immortality in Sports

Immortality in Sports

  • Author: Wib Leonard
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317257782
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 157
  • View: 338
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Sports have taken on tremendous importance in the world in which we live. Their social significance - economic, political, and personal - both nationally and internationally is unprecedented. What may not be so immediately obvious is the sociological nature of sports. Sport offers one of the most visible public arenas for understanding the role that 'immortality' plays in individual action, group dynamics, and with audiences and the media. Following a brief introduction to the sociology of sport, Leonard explores these dimensions of the sporting world through the idea of the 'post-self' - how individuals regard themselves and want to be remembered by the public. From the individual psyche to the global arena of sports, this book features vivid examples and quotations from star athletes, coaches, and the media, offering poignant insights into the sporting world and about individuals and society.

Reflections on Sociology of Sport

Reflections on Sociology of Sport

Ten Questions, Ten Scholars, Ten Perspectives

  • Author: Kevin Young
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 178714643X
  • Category:
  • Page: 170
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In this tenth celebratory volume, ten recognized and influential sport scholars from around the world reflect on their respective academic journeys within the subfield Sociology of Sport.