Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies

Paperback | March 10, 2014

byJay Coakley

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Sports in Society emphasizes the cultural, interactional, and structural dimensions of sports. Coakley encourages readers to think critically about issues and controversies in sports while considering their own personal experiences, families, schools, communities and societies.

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Sports in Society emphasizes the cultural, interactional, and structural dimensions of sports. Coakley encourages readers to think critically about issues and controversies in sports while considering their own personal experiences, families, schools, communities and societies.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 7.5 × 1.1 inPublished:March 10, 2014Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0078022525

ISBN - 13:9780078022524

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Coakley, Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies 11e

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

2. Producing Knowledge About Sports in Society: What Is the Role of Research and Theory?

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: 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?