Contemporary Issues in Sociology of Sport

Author: Andrew Yiannakis
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736037105
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Sociology of Sport and Social Theory

Author: Earl Smith
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 0736075720
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

Author: Richard Giulianotti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134116691
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is a landmark publication that brings together the most important themes, theories and issues within the sociology of sport, tracing the contours of the discipline and surveying the state-of-the-art. Part One explores the main theories and analytical approaches that define contemporary sport sociology and introduces the most important methodological issues confronting researchers working in the social scientific study of sport. Part Two examines the connections and divisions between sociology and cognate disciplines within sport studies, including history, anthropology, economics, leisure and tourism studies, philosophy, politics and psychology. Part Three investigates how the most important social divisions within sport, and in wider society, are addressed in sport sociology, including ‘race‘, gender, class, sexuality and disability. Part Four explores a wide range of pressing contemporary issues associated with sport, including sport and the body, social problems associated with sport, sport places and settings, and the global aspects of sport. Written by a team of leading international sport scholars, including many of the most well-known, respected and innovative thinkers working in the discipline, the Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is an essential reference for any student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport.

Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity

Author: Jamieson, Kathy
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450421024
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Contemporary Issues in Sport Management

Author: Dr. Terri Byers
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473943957
Format: PDF, Mobi
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‘Contemporary Issues in Sport Management presents an extensive array of absorbing contemporary issues relevant to managing sport. Internationally recognised scholars have contributed thought-provoking chapters on current global and local issues that are challenging traditional ways of thinking about and delivering sport. This exciting new book is rich in theory and stimulates readers to really think through the associated implications for sport management practice.’ -Tracy Taylor, Professor and Deputy Dean, University of Technology Sydney Business School Contemporary Issues in Sports Management offers a rich and dynamic introduction to the management of sport. An essential companion for all students embarking on a sports management course or module, it draws on research expertise from around the world and integrates these perspectives into engaging and accessible chapters. This book offers: Contemporary and international case studies followed by ‘Tools for analysis’ so students can put the methodology into practice. A range of pedagogical features including learning objectives, learning outcomes and short ‘Thinking points’ Useful websites and further reading at the end of each chapter A discussion of up-to-date issues including corruption in sport, sport policy, doping, athlete transgressions and much more. This book will lead students on a comprehensive exploration of global, national issues, and organizational issues in sport management. The authors encourage critical thought, investigation and the questioning of current practice in order to improve the leadership and management of sport in today’s society. Ideal for Undergraduate students of sport management, sport business, sport policy, sport marketing and sport development.

Sport Sociology

Author: Paul Beedie
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 0857255894
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 and Contested Identities

Author: David Hassan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315523639
Format: PDF, ePub
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Identity is one of the most theorised and contested of all sociological concepts and sport is fertile ground for an examination of its complexities. This book offers a wide-ranging and up-to-date exploration of the sport-identity nexus, drawing examples from a variety of sporting contexts and geographical locations, and incorporating a diversity of perspectives including players, spectators, officials, the media and policy-makers. Covering key themes in the social scientific study of sport such as gender, ethnicity and national identity, it considers the impact of social, cultural and technological change on the formation of sporting identities. Including original real-life case studies, each chapter makes a unique contribution to our understanding of the complex relationship between sport and identity. As this relationship is embedded within the broader structures of power that frame social inequality, this book also poses important questions about the role of sport-related initiatives in our society today, as well as in years to come. Sport and Contested Identities: Contemporary Issues and Debates is fascinating reading for all students and scholars of the sociology of sport.

Sport Social Problems and Issues

Author: Frank Kew
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136364404
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Sport: Social Problems and Issues provides a detailed analysis and critique of contemporary social problems and issues for the coach, organizer, teacher or student of sport. Drawing upon perspectives from social science, it examines change and development of modern sport, both nationally and internationally, enabling students and practitioners to address those problems and issues which threaten the integrity of sport. Frank Kew is the course tutor for the B.A. in Leisure, Recreation and Community at Bradford and Ilkley College and has been an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds.

Contemporary Social Problems First Edition

Author: Brandon Lang
Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9781516504749
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The reader Seeing Social Problems: Readings on Contemporary Issues in the United States examines a wide array of social problems that currently exist in the United States and that impact every member of society. Designed to present the kind of information found in a standard textbook, but in an accessible, relatable, high-interest way, the text links the readings to real-world issues of the day. The carefully curated reading selections are organized into eight sections, each of which includes several articles. Topics include socioeconomic inequality and poverty, racial and ethnic inequality, gender inequality and homophobia, and crime. Students also explore social problems as they are manifested in medicine and health, families, and education, as well as environmental social problems. Each section begins with an introduction that features basic information and instructional content related to the topic. The chapter readings then provide a variety of perspectives. Developed to be specific and manageable in scope, while also increasing students' understanding of foundational concepts, Seeing Social Problems is well-suited to survey courses in sociology that focus on society's challenges. Brandon Lang is an associate professor of sociology at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from North Carolina State University, Raleigh and his current research examines public perceptions of Native American team names and issues relating to counterfeit sports jerseys. In addition to the sociology of sports, Dr. Lang is interested in the sociology of community, the environment, and music. His writing has appeared in numerous journals including Culture and Agriculture, Technology in Society, and the Journal of Environmental Education. Dr. Lang is a member of the International Sociology of Sport Association and the Southwestern Sociological Association. Molly Monahan Lang, who teaches at both Mercyhurst University and Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, earned her Ph.D. in sociology at North Carolina State University, Raleigh. Dr. Lang regularly teaches courses in introductory sociology and sociology of the family. Her research interests include gender and families as well as issues concerning death and dying in society.

Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education and Sport

Author: Gary Stidder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136478078
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An essential component of good practice in physical education is ensuring inclusivity for all pupils, regardless of need, ability or background. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, Equity and Inclusion in Physical Education fully explores the theoretical and practical issues faced by physical education teachers today. The book amalgamates areas of critical debate within the world of physical education and is structured around the key topics of ability, special educational needs, gender, sexuality, social class, race and ethnicity. These issues are discussed in relation to principles of equity, equality of opportunity, pedagogy, differentiation, curriculum planning and cultural awareness. Other chapters explore contemporary themes such as healthism and obesity and values in physical education and policy, whilst a chapter new to this edition demonstrates the importance of reflexivity and critical self-reflection in good inclusive practice. As well as being a perfect introductory text for any course on inclusion or inclusive practice in physical education, the book offers invaluable, practical advice for established professionals, newly qualified teachers and trainees about how to meet equity and inclusion requirements. Examples of good practice are included throughout, as well as guidance on how to implement an inclusive PE curriculum within the school.