Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies: Issues and Controversies, Second CDN Edition

Paperback | February 12, 2009

byJay Coakley, Peter Donnelly

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Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, Second Canadian Edition is the definitive text for the sociology of sport course. The text's global, issues-oriented approach to the study of sports in Canadian society promotes discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students to develop critical thinking skills.

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Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, Second Canadian Edition is the definitive text for the sociology of sport course. The text's global, issues-oriented approach to the study of sports in Canadian society promotes discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students to develop critical thinking skills.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.2 × 7.2 × 0.9 inPublished:February 12, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070971846

ISBN - 13:9780070971844

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1 - The Sociology of Sport: What is it and why study it?

Chapter 2 - Using Social Theories: How can they help us to study sports in society?

Chapter 3 - Studying the Past: Does it help us understand sports today?

Chapter 4 - Sports and Socialization: Who plays and what happens to them?

Chapter 5 - Sports and Children: Are organized programmes worth the effort?

Chapter 6 - "Deviance" in Sports: Is it out of control?

Chapter 7 - Violence in Sports: How does it affect our lives?

Chapter 8 - Gender and Sports: Does equity require ideological changes?

Chapter 9 - Race and Ethnicity: Are they important in sports?

Chapter 10 - Social Class: Do money and power matter in sports?

Chapter 11 - Sports and the Economy: What are the characteristics of commercial sports?

Chapter 12 - Sports and the Media: Could they survive without each other?

Chapter 13 - Sports and Politics: How do governments and global processes influence sports?

Chapter 14 - Sports in High School and University: Do interscholastic sport programmes contribute to education?

Chapter 15 - Sports in the Future: What can we expect?

Credits

References

Name Index

Subject Index