The sociology of sport: an introduction
The authors of this volume want readers to become aware of the influence of sport participation and sport spectating upon themselves, their friends, relatives, and children. The text is very easy to understand and full of anecdotes. For sociologists and all those interested in the sociological implications of sports and sports participation.
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What Is Sport?
Agencies of Sport Socialization
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ability academic adult age-group athletics amateur American Football American Sport athletic programs average ball basketball players become black athletes Bobby Richardson Bowl career chapter coaches Coakley collective behavior college athletic college football compete competition costs culture deviance disengagement Ecosport Eitzen example fans feel female football heroes hockey increase individual injury intercollegiate interscholastic James Michener league baseball Leonard Liberty University Little League major league major league baseball male million NCAA networks Newsweek Olympic opportunity owners parents participation in sport peer performance Perspective of Sport physical education play politicians positions problems professional athlete professional sport profit Proposition 48 quarterback religion reserve clause retirement revenue role salaries skills soccer social Sociology spectators sport activities sport participation sporting events Sports Illustrated status television theory Title IX University violence winning women women's sports York