Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies

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byJay Coakley

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 15, 2016Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Coakley, Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies 12e

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1. The Sociology of Sport: What Is It and Why Study It?

2. Producing Knowledge About Sports in Society: How is Knowledge Produced In the Sociology of Sport?

3. Sports and Socialization: Who Plays and What Happens to Them?

4. Sports for Children: Are Organized Programs Worth the Effort?

5. Deviance In Sports: Is It Out of Control?

6. Violence in Sports: How Does It Affect Our Lives?

7. Gender and Sports: Is Equity Possible?

8. Race and Ethnicity: Are They Important in Sports?

9. Social Class: Do Money and Power Matter in Sports?

10. Age and Ability: Barriers to Participation and Inclusion?

11.Sports and the Economy: What Are the Characteristics of Commercial Sports?

12.Sports and the Media: Could They Survive Without Each Other?

13.Sports and Politics: How Do Governments and Global Political Processes Influence Sports?

14.Sports in High School and College: Do Competitive Sports Contribute to Education?

15.Sports and Religions: Is It a Promising Combination?

16.Sports in the Future: What Do We Want Them to Be?