Sport in Contemporary Society: An Anthology

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byD. Stanley Eitzen

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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 inwhich 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.

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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 inwhich sport perpetuates race and gender-role ...

D. Stanley Eitzen is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Colorado State University. He is the coauthor, with George H. Sage, of Sociology of North American Sport, Ninth Edition (OUP, 2012).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:November 4, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefacePart I: TOWARD A SOCIOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDING OF SPORT1. George H. Sage and D. Stanley Eitzen: Sociological Theories and Sport *2. D. Stanley Eitzen: Sport as a Microcosm of Society *3. D. Stanley Eitzen: The Super Bowl as a Microcosm of Society *For Further StudyPart II: SPORT AND SOCIALIZATION: ORGANIZED SPORTS AND YOUTH4. Jay J. Coakley: Play Group versus Organized Competitive Team: A Comparison5. Bruce Kelley and Carl Carchia: The Hidden Demographics of Youth Sports *6. D. Stanley Eitzen: High School Sports: An American Obsession *For Further StudyPart III: SPORT AND SOCIALIZATION: THE MASS MEDIA7. Michael A. Messner: Reflections on Communication and Sport: On Men and Masculinities *8. Michael A. Messner and Cheryl Cooky: Gender in Televised Sports9. D. Stanley Eitzen: ESPN: The Force in Sports *For Further StudyPart IV: SPORT AND SOCIALIZATION: SYMBOLS10. Jim Loewen: New Opposition to Old Sports Mascots *11. D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn: Language and Gender Inequality: Change and Continuity in the Naming of Collegiate Sports Teams *For Further StudyPart V: PROBLEMS OF EXCESS: OVERZEALOUS ATHLETES, PARENTS, AND COACHES12. Joan Ryan: Female Gymnasts and Ice Skaters: The Dark Side13. Mark Hyman: Harm to Children in Youth Sports14. Gregg Easterbrook: Painkiller Abuse by Athletes and Teams *For Further StudyPart VI: PROBLEMS OF EXCESS: SPORT AND DEVIANCE15. Brad Allenby: Is Human Enhancement Cheating? The Answer Will Affect Sports, Schools, and the Battlefield of the Future *16. D. Stanley Eitzen: Ethical Dilemmas in American Sport: The Dark Side of Competition17. Dave Zirin: Joe Paterno: Death, Remembrance, and the Wages of Sin *For Further StudyPart VII: PROBLEMS OF EXCESS: BIG-TIME COLLEGE SPORT18. Tony Frank: Athletics--Why and at What Cost? *19. Charles T. Clotfelter: Is Sports in Your Mission Statement?20. Taylor Branch: The Shame of College Sports *For Further StudyPart VIII: STRUCTURED INEQUALITY: SPORT AND SOCIAL CLASS21. D. Stanley Eitzen: The Big-Time College Sports Plantation and the Slaves Who Drive It22. George H. Sage and D. Stanley Eitzen: Is Sport a Mobility Escalator? *23. Dave Zirin: When Domes AttackFor Further StudyPart IX: STRUCTURED INEQUALITY: SPORT AND RACE/ETHNICITY24. Kevin Simpson: Sporting Dreams Die on the "Rez"25. Richard Lapchick with Devin Beahm, Giomar Nunes, and Stephanie Rivera-Casiano: Realities Behind America's Favorite Pastime: The Dominican Republic's Cheap Labor Bazaar for the Major Leagues *26. Richard Lapchick: The 2013 Racial and Gender Report Card: National Football League *For Further StudyPart X: STRUCTURED INEQUALITY: SPORT AND GENDER27. Mary Jo Kane: Title IX at 40: Examining Mysteries, Myths, and Misinformation Surrounding the Historic Federal Law *28. Hilary Levey Friedman: Tiger Girls on the Soccer Field *29. Douglas Hartmann: The Sanctity of Sunday Football: Why Men Love Sports *For Further StudyPart XI: STRUCTURED INEQUALITY: SPORT AND SEXUALITY30. Dave Zirin: The Caster Semenya Saga *31. Pat Griffin: Changing the Game: Homophobia, Sexism, and Lesbians in Sport32. Pat Griffin and Helen J. Carroll: On the Team: Equal Opportunity for Transgender Student AthletesFor Further StudyPart XII: EXPANDING THE HORIZONS: SPORT AND GLOBALIZATION33. D. Stanley Eitzen: The Globalization of Sport *34. David Macaray: Nike's Crimes35. George H. Sage: New Media and Global SportsFor Further StudyAbout the Editor

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"The book does an excellent job of presenting issues in the academic study of sports from a sociological perspective. It gives a very wide range of perspectives, both in terms of issues and authors. Students will enjoy both the subject matter (whether or not they care about sports) and thewriting styles. This is a great choice for any sociology of sports class." --Buster G. Smith, Catawba College