Sociology of North American sport

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Paradigm Publishers, 2009 - Social Science - 386 pages
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The book that set the standard for sports textbooks has been extensively revised and updated for its new eighth edition. Among the many new topical additions are elite child athletics, gambling in college sports, performance enhancement drugs, sport and nationalism after 9/11, the Beijing Olympics, Nike and other corporations, the power of media in sport, and more on minorities and on disabilities in sport. The authors are experiences text authors as well as former athletes and coaches. They bring a unique perspective to topics that are current and much on the minds of students and professors competing in an ever more challenging sport environment--one beset by scandal, pressed for revenue production, and riddled with inequality.

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The Discipline of Sociology
Sport as a Microcosm of Society
Chapter Z Social and Cultural Sources

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About the author (2009)

D. Stanley Eitzen, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Colorado State University, earned his Ph.D. at the University of Kansas. Although he is well known for his scholarship on homelessness, poverty, social inequality, power, family, and criminology, he is best known for his contributions to the sociology of sport. In 1996, he was selected to be a Sports Ethics Fellow at the Institute for International Sport.

George H. Sage, Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Kinesiology at the University of Northern Colorado, has published more than fifty articles in the professional literature, and authored or co-authored sixteen books. He was inducted into the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Hall of Fame in 2006.