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Sport In Contemporary Society by D. Stanley Eitzen

Title Sport in Contemporary Society
Author D. Stanley Eitzen
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2014-10-31
Category Social Science
Total Pages 344
ISBN 0190202777
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 in which 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.

Sport In Contemporary Society by D. Stanley Eitzen

Title Sport in Contemporary Society
Author D. Stanley Eitzen
Publisher Paradigm Pub
Release Date 2006
Category Social Science
Total Pages 421
ISBN 1594513031
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This new printing of Sport in Contemporary Societyincludes a new supplement on the facts, opinions, and scandals surrounding steroids in professional and amateur sports. Included is an informative government report that accessibly lays out the facts for students on increased use of steroids and the medical and performance effects on athletes. Additional articles critique, from different positions, steroid use and the policies various sports organizations have undertaken.

Title Law and Sport in Contemporary Society
Author Steven Greenfield
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-05-13
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9781136331190
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As the commercialization of sport grows, the need for proper regulation increases. In legal terms, sport is part of the entertainment and media industries which are subject to rapid change. This work brings together experts in many fields to analyze these changes and to discuss the implications of issues such as the BSkyB-Manchester United case, civil and criminal actions on the playing field, the "Bosman" ruling, drugs in sport, the legality of boxing and the validity of decisions made by governing bodies. This collection should appeal to students of both sports history and sports sociology.

Title Law and Sport in Contemporary Society
Author Steven Greenfield
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-05-13
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9781136331121
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As the commercialization of sport grows, the need for proper regulation increases. In legal terms, sport is part of the entertainment and media industries which are subject to rapid change. This work brings together experts in many fields to analyze these changes and to discuss the implications of issues such as the BSkyB-Manchester United case, civil and criminal actions on the playing field, the "Bosman" ruling, drugs in sport, the legality of boxing and the validity of decisions made by governing bodies. This collection should appeal to students of both sports history and sports sociology.

Sport In Contemporary Society by D. Stanley Eitzen

Title Sport in Contemporary Society
Author D. Stanley Eitzen
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1984-10-01
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0312753284
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Sport Culture and Society
Author Grant Jarvie
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2006-04-18
Category Social Science
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781134401635
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This exciting, accessible introduction to the field of Sports Studies is the most comprehensive guide yet to the relationships between sport, culture and society. Taking an international perspective, Sport, Culture and Society provides students with the insight they need to think critically about the nature of sport, and includes: a clear and comprehensive structure unrivalled coverage of the history, culture, media, sociology, politics and anthropology of sport coverage of core topics and emerging areas extensive original research and new case study material. The book offers a full range of features to help guide students and lecturers, including essay topics, seminar questions, key definitions, extracts from primary sources, extensive case studies, and guides to further reading. Sport, Culture and Society represents both an important course resource for students of sport and also sets a new agenda for the social scientific study of sport.

Who Owns Football by David Hassan

Title Who Owns Football
Author David Hassan
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-09-13
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 184
ISBN 9781317996354
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The commercialization of sport since the 1990s has had a number of consequences. The market forces that have defined commercialization, notably pay-per-view television, whilst initially welcomed as important new sources of revenue, have also had the unanticipated consequences of de-stabilizing many sporting competitions and institutions, undermining the financial future of clubs in their traditional role as key social and cultural institutions. This has been manifested in the paradox of chronic financial loss-making amongst professional sports’ clubs in an era of exponential revenue growth, a trend exemplified by the experience of Italy’s Series A and the English Premier League – both cases examined in detail in this book. But, at the same time, some traditional sporting organizations have sought with some success, to chart a middle way, retaining traditional sporting movement objectives whilst also embracing a form of commercialism. The Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland, the supporter-owned FC Barcelona football club, and New Zealand rugby union, offer illustrative examples of such strategies examined in detail. This book explores the background to this clash of commercial and traditional sporting objectives, and debates the consequences for wider sports governance. This book was published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

Sport And Militarism by Michael L. Butterworth

Title Sport and Militarism
Author Michael L. Butterworth
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date 2017-06-14
Category History
Total Pages 292
ISBN 9781134990382
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The institutional relationship between sport and the military appears to be intensifying. In the US for example, which faced global criticism for its foreign policy during the "war on terror," militaristic images are commonplace at sporting events. The growing global phenomenon of conflating sport with war calls for closer analysis. This critical, interdisciplinary and international book seeks to identify intersections of sport and militarism as a means to interrogate, interrupt and intervene on behalf of democratic, peaceful politics. Viewing sport as a crucial site in which militarism is made visible and legitimate, the book explores the connections between sport, the military and the state, and their consequent impact on wider culture. Featuring case studies on sports such as association football, baseball and athletics from countries including the US, UK, Germany, Canada, South Africa, Brazil and Japan, each chapter sheds new light on the shifting significance of sport in our society. This book is fascinating reading for all those interested in sport and politics, the sociology of sport, communication studies, the ethics and philosophy of sport, or military sociology.

Global Sport Management by Brenda G. Pitts

Title Global Sport Management
Author Brenda G. Pitts
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-12-08
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 292
ISBN 9781315388649
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The international nature of the sport industry presents many management challenges and opportunities for sport organisations. This book brings together cutting-edge research from leading sport management scholars around the world, surveying a wide range of topics and issues facing the sport industry today. It represents an essential platform for the international exchange of ideas, best practice and research in sport management studies. The globalisation of the sport industry has brought increased complexity to organisations’ operations in terms of regulation, competition and multiculturalism. Drawing on a wealth of original research from fifteen countries, this book addresses a variety of global, regional, national and community issues that are central to successful sport management. Combining both qualitative and quantitative studies, it explores key themes, such as managing resources and organisational change, marketing and promotion, law and regulation, sport-for-development and research protocols. Global Sport Management Studies: Contemporary issues and inquiries is essential reading for all students and scholars of sport management, sport business and sport marketing, as well as for any professional working in the sport and leisure industries.

Title Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada
Author Janice Forsyth
Publisher UBC Press
Release Date 2012-12-25
Category Social Science
Total Pages 268
ISBN 9780774824231
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada uses sport as a lens through which to examine issues such as individual and community health, gender and race relations, culture and colonialism, and self-determination and agency. In this groundbreaking volume, leading scholars offer a multidisciplinary perspective on how unequal power relations influence the ability of Aboriginal people in Canada to implement their own visions for sport. The diverse analyses illuminate how Aboriginal people employ sport as a venue through which to assert their cultural identities and find a positive space for themselves and upcoming generations in contemporary Canadian society.

Title Soccer in the Middle East
Author Alon Raab
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-04-14
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781317605348
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Soccer is a vital part of the Middle East’s cultural and political fabric, most recently demonstrated by the way the recent successes of the Iraqi national team suggested possibilities of unity and solidarity. This edited collection explores the multifaceted connections between soccer and society in the Middle East. It examines the broader social significance of soccer and its importance to individual lives, how the game acts as a source of both conflict and unity and how it relates to religious belief. The chapters in this volume include an analysis of the role of ‘African’ identity in the Egyptian and Moroccan bids to host the 2010 World Cup, the relationship between FIFA and Palestinian statehood and a case-study examination of the UltrAslan, an organisation of Galatasaray fans, that challenges Turkish fandom’s violent and nationalistic reputation. The themes of this book are also addressed through the perspective of individual accounts and literary selections. This collection offers a crucial insight into the hope that soccer can provide, how it captures the imagination and embodies the values and dreams of its followers in the complex, dynamic and politically fraught societies of the Middle East. This book was originally published as a special issue of Soccer & Society.

Race Sport And Politics by Ben Carrington

Title Race Sport and Politics
Author Ben Carrington
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 2010-08-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 216
ISBN 9781849204293
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Written by one of the leading international authorities on the sociology of race and sport, this is the first book to address sport's role in 'the making of race', the place of sport within black diasporic struggles for freedom and equality, and the contested location of sport in relation to the politics of recognition within contemporary multicultural societies. Race, Sport and Politics shows how, during the first decades of the twentieth century, the idea of 'the natural black athlete' was invented in order to make sense of and curtail the political impact and cultural achievements of black sportswomen and men. More recently, 'the black athlete' as sign has become a highly commodified object within contemporary hyper-commercialized sports-media culture thus limiting the transformative potential of critically conscious black athleticism to re-imagine what it means to be both black and human in the twenty-first century. Race, Sport and Politics will be of interest to students and scholars in sociology of culture and sport, the sociology of race and diaspora studies, postcolonial theory, cultural theory and cultural studies.

Title Race Sport and British Society
Author Ben Carrington
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2002-01-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781134578160
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Contrary to the popular belief that sport is an arena largely free from the corrosive effects of racism, this book argues that racism is evident throughout British sport. From playing fields and boardrooms of sports organisations, to the offices of sports policy makers and the media, this book breaks new ground in showing how discourses of 'race' and nation continue to pervade our sporting life. Looking at a range of sports, including football, rugby league and cricket, this book covers key topics such as: * British nationalism and nationalist ideology * racial science and the images of Asian and black physicality * sport, racism and the law * black feminism and the issues of race, gender and sport * the role of the media in perpetuating and challenging racial stereotypes. Challenging the prevailing liberal view that sport is one area of society where 'good race-relations' are developed, this book offers a wealth of research material, and a strong theoretical perspective on contemporary British sport. It will therefore be of vital interest to sociologists, sports studies students, sport policy-makers and anyone with an interest in contemporary British sport.

Sport And Society by Barrie Houlihan

Title Sport and Society
Author Barrie Houlihan
Publisher SAGE
Release Date 2007-12-20
Category Social Science
Total Pages 608
ISBN 9781446236994
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Praise for the First Edition: "Barrie Houlihan's astonishingly ambitious and skilfully assembled collection examines the relations between sport, social policy and the social context that underlies the two. Organized around such themes as exclusion, commercialism and international comparisons, the book allows the reader to understand not only the centrality of sport to contemporary society, but the often perplexing policies that contrive to encourage or deny participation, promote or deter public sector involvement and support or undermine physical education. Importantly, Houlihan never prioritises the general over the particular, always striving to find detail amid the bigger picture." - Ellis Cashmore, Professor of Culture, Media and Sport, Staffordshire University "The most comprehensive study of contemporary issues in sport by leading international scholars. Houlihan's book is the answer to sports students' prayers, full of information, statistics, tables and figures, extensive guides to further reading and, most important of all, challenging ideas. A weighty vademecum for the early 21st century." - Jim Riordan Honorary Professor of Sports Studies, University of Stirling, Professor Emeritus at University of Surrey, and President of the European Sports History Association Fully updated and revised, the Second Edition of Barrie Houlihan's ground-breaking book provides students and lecturers with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, accessible, international and engaging. Sport and Society allows students to: Approach the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Understand the importance of social structure, power and inequality in analyzing the nature and significance of sport in society. Address the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport. Engage in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions. Expand their knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading and extensive bibliographies. This Second Edition contains five brand new chapters, which reflect recent concerns with: young athletes and human rights, sport and the city, sport and violence, sport and health, and sport and Islam. A superb teaching text, it will be relished by lecturers seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their learning and research needs.

Contemporary Sport Management by Paul M. Pedersen

Title Contemporary Sport Management
Author Paul M. Pedersen
Publisher Human Kinetics
Release Date 2021-07-26
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 536
ISBN 9781718203006
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Keeping pace with the rapidly evolving field of sport management, Contemporary Sport Management, the authoritative introductory text in the field, returns with a thoroughly updated seventh edition. Over 50 contributors with a diverse array of cultural and educational backgrounds deliver a complete and contemporary overview of the field, presented in full color for a visually engaging read. With a simplified structure to reflect current demands of the profession and addressing all the Common Professional Component topics outlined by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), Contemporary Sport Management, Seventh Edition With HKPropel Access, is organized into three parts. Part I, Introduction to Sport Management, provides an overview of the field and leadership concepts associated with it. Part II, Sport Management Sites, details the major settings in which many sport management careers are carried out, including new content on sport participation across the life span. In part III, Sport Management Functions, readers will learn about the key functional areas of sport management, including sport marketing, sport communication, sport facility and event management, and more, with new content on sales as a career path. New and updated content throughout this edition allows students to stay on the leading edge of the field: Discussion of the evolution of esports, fantasy sports, and sport betting Content covering emerging technologies in sport management, including streaming, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) New case study sidebars with short-answer questions Recommended Case Studies in Sport Management journal articles for each chapter, designed to promote critical thinking and demonstrate understanding of chapter content Related student learning activities and recommended articles are now delivered through HKPropel. These supplemental materials are designed to increase student engagement and enhance understanding of chapter content. With more than 200 activities, including comprehension activities, web activities, and Day in the Life activities tied to professional profiles, students will be challenged to think critically about sport management as both a field of study and a vibrant professional environment with a variety of career paths, and they will develop insight into issues they will encounter in their careers. Chapter quizzes are also included and can be assigned by instructors. Contemporary Sport Management, Seventh Edition, will broaden students’ understanding of sport management issues, emphasizing critical thinking, ethics, and diversity while providing students with an introduction to all the aspects of the field they need to know as they prepare to enter the profession. Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is not included with this ebook but may be purchased separately.

Sport In Contemporary Society by D. Stanley Eitzen

Title Sport in Contemporary Society
Author D. Stanley Eitzen
Publisher Paradigm Pub
Release Date 2005
Category Social Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN UOM:39015059592314
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This text has been renowned and widely used in courses for its accessible articles by scholars and journalists about many controversial dimensions of sport, including overzealous competition, inequalities of gender and race, the role of the media, and the influence of money in both professional and school athletics. Nearly half the articles presented here are new to this edition, reflecting the latest trends and analysis. The seventh edition is essential reading in courses on sociology of sport and on the foundations of physical education.

Title Contemporary Issues in Sociology of Sport
Author Andrew Yiannakis
Publisher Human Kinetics
Release Date 2001
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 479
ISBN 0736037101
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Melnick, PhD, Contemporary Issues in Sociology of Sport includes: an exploration of topics and themes that have received limited attention in other sociology of sport texts but have been long-standing social concerns; a review of the attitudes toward female athletes and the anti-homosexual phobias present in sport; an in-depth look at the impoverishment of children's games in America; an overview of high school sport participation; a study of the challenges and benefits of the big-time collegiate sport experience; a critique of television's impact on sport and its portrayal of gender and race, and a review of sport and globalization. Unit I provides the reader with a historical background on the development of sociology of sport and addresses several critical issues about the relationship between sociology, physical education, and sociology of sport.

Sports And Christianity by Nick J. Watson

Title Sports and Christianity
Author Nick J. Watson
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2012-10-16
Category Religion
Total Pages 299
ISBN 9780415899222
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This interdisciplinary text examines the sports-Christianity interface from Protestant and Catholic perspectives. In addition to a "systematic review of literature," field-pioneering contributors such as Michael Novak, Shirl Hoffman, Joseph Price and Robert Higgs address a wide range of topics from the sporting world, including biblical athletic metaphors, disability, evangelism, professionalism and celebrity, humility and pride, genetic enhancement technologies, stereotypes, sport as art and British and American historical analyses of sport and Christianity. Insightful chapters from Scott Kretchmar, one of the world's leading philosophers of sport, and Father Kevin Lixey, the head of the Vatican's 'Church and Sport' office (2004-), add further depth and breadth to this book, making it accessible and interesting to academic and practitioner audiences alike. Within the context of this relatively new and rapidly expanding area of inquiry, this collection provides a unique and important addition to the current literature for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and serves as a point of reference for scholars of theology and religious studies, psychology, health studies, ethics and sports studies. The book may also be of interest to physical educators and sports coaches who wish to adopt a more "holistic" and ethical approach to their work. As modern sport is often intertwined with commercial and political agendas, this book offers an important corrective to the "win-at-all-costs" culture of modern sport, which cannot be fully understood through secular ethical inquiry.

Title Women s Sport in Africa
Author John Bale
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2016-04-14
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 134
ISBN 9781317637653
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In recent decades Africa has emerged as a sporting giant. The African sporting phenomenon has been addressed in the popular press and it has also attracted scholarly interest; however, this interest is almost entirely focussed on men. Yet women’s participation in recreational and elite sport is worthy of exploration and research. This path-breaking collection of essays provides an introduction to a variety of dimensions of women’s participation in African sports. Several key concepts are addressed in the book: women and media, women and sport-migration, sport and empowerment, sporting and social development, women’s sport and postcolonial Africa, and professional sport and economic development. This collection, authored by established scholars, will attract readership from students from Sports Studies to African Studies and from undergraduate students to university teachers. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Digital Media Sport by Brett Hutchins

Title Digital Media Sport
Author Brett Hutchins
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-09-05
Category Social Science
Total Pages 274
ISBN 9781134108015
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Live broadband streaming of the 2008 Beijing Olympics accounted for 2,200 of the estimated 3,600 total hours shown by the American NBC-Universal networks. At the 2012 London Olympics, unprecedented multi-platforming embraced online, mobile devices, game consoles and broadcast television, with the BBC providing 2,500 hours of live coverage, including every competitive event, much in high definition and some in 3D. The BBC also had 12 million requests for video on mobile phones and 9.2 million browsers on its mobile Olympics website and app. This pattern will only intensify at future sport mega events like the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, both of which will take place in Brazil. Increasingly, when people talk of the screen that delivers footage of their favorite professional sport, they are describing desktop, laptop, and tablet computer screens as well as television and mobile handsets. Digital Media Sport analyzes the intersecting issues of technological change, market power, and cultural practices that shape the contemporary global sports media landscape. The complexity of these related issues demands an interdisciplinary approach that is adopted here in a series of thematically-organized essays by international scholars working in media studies, Internet studies, sociology, cultural studies, and sport studies. .