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Sociology of North American Sport

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  • Sales Rank:53,478
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:9
  • Pages:400
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.5
  • Dimensions (in):9.1 x 7.4 x 0.8
  • Publication Date:June 29, 2012
  • ISBN:0199950830
  • EAN:9780199950836
  • ASIN:0199950830
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Synopsis
In Sociology of North American Sport, authors Sage and Eitzen--both former athletes and coaches--offer a compact yet comprehensive and integrated perspective on sport in North American society. Bringing a unique viewpoint to the subject, the authors analyze and, in turn, demythologize sport. This method promotes an understanding of how a sociological perspective differs from common-sense perceptions about sport and society, helping students to understand sport in a new way.

New to This Edition

* Offers an expanded explanation of sociological theories and their relevance to sport
* Includes updated content and references on sports academies, the changing role of parents and coaches in youth sports, and youth sports as "traveling leagues"
* Provides an updated analysis of the socioeconomics of sport
* Examines significant developments in high school and intercollegiate sports--changes that make them more commercial and place increasing pressure and stress on coaches and athletes
* Highlights recent trends in the social problems of sport, including violence, substance abuse, eating disorders, and gambling
* Discuses new social media forms and their relevance to contemporary sport
* Expands the focus on diversity, including additional information on Native Americans, Latinos, Asians, and other minority groups in relation to sport; recent opportunities for and achievements of minority and female athletes, coaches, and sports organizations; and the influence of globalization on promoting diversity
* Features new "Thinking About Sport" boxes, tables and figures, and photos throughout, as well as updated web resources at the end of each chapter

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