Social Dimensions Of Canadian Sport And Physical Activity

Paperback | October 1, 2014

byJane Crossman, Jay Scherer

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Social Dimensions of Canadian Sport and Physical Activity by Jane Crossman and Jay Scherer is an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of the relationship between sociological issues and sport, with a specific focus on the Canadian sports industry.

Each chapter in this contributed text is written by experts in their field, using both Canadian and international perspectives to address contemporary sociological issues. The authors hope that this text will provide students with a sound basis for understanding the social dimensions of sport and physical activity from a uniquely Canadian perspective.

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Social Dimensions of Canadian Sport and Physical Activity by Jane Crossman and Jay Scherer is an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of the relationship between sociological issues and sport, with a specific focus on the Canadian sports industry. Each chapter in this contributed text is written by experts in their field, using bot...

EDITORS Dr. Jane Crossman is a Professor Emeritus at Lakehead University where she held several administrative positions throughout her career including Chair and Graduate Coordinator of the School of Kinesiology. She taught graduate and undergraduate courses in sport sociology, research methods and mental training. Jane’s resea...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.75 inPublished:October 1, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0133444465

ISBN - 13:9780133444469

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Table of Contents

Preface
  1. Perspectives on the Social Dimensions of Sport and Physical Activity in Canada --Jane Crossman, Jay Scherer
  2. Sociological Theories of Sport --Ian Ritchie
  3. Canadian Sport in Historical Perspective --Don Morrow
  4. Sport and Social Stratification --Rob Beamish
  5. Ethnicity and Race in Canadian Sport --Vicky Paraschak, Susan Tirone
  6. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality --Mary Louise Adams
  7. Children, Youth and Parental Involvement in Organized Sport --Ralph E. Wheeler, Jay Scherer, Jane Crossman
  8. Sport Deviance --Jason Laurendeau
  9. Violence --Stacy L. Lorenz
  10. Sport and Physical Activity in Canadian Educational Institutions - Tim Fletcher, Duane Bratt
  11. Sport, Media, and Ideology --Jay Scherer
  12. Sport, Politics, and Policy --Jean Harvey
  13. The Business of Sport --Brad Humphreys, Moshe Lander
  14. Globalization and Sport --David Whitson
  15. Sport and the Future --Brian Wilson References
    Index (subject)

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The [c]hapters I reviewed are superbly written and would absolutely provide students with a very comprehensive understanding of all the topics... They are explained so well that it captures the students’ interest. I am so impressed by this text. -- Barbara Ruttenberg, Concordia University The chapters I reviewed did well to cover structure, agency, and power. Power was dealt with particularly well in the race/ethnicity and social stratification chapters. -- Fred Mason, University of New Brunswick Excellent introduction ...it is easy to read and comprehend. Terms are well defined and their meanings effectively illustrated. It is one of the best introductions to a Sociology of Sport text that I have ever read, if not the best. -- Susan M. M. Todd, Langara College