Fair and Foul: Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 249 pages
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Expanded and updated, with photos throughout, this third edition explains America's love of sport just as it reveals sport's darker side the influence of big business, corruption, price gouging, political maneuvering, and media grandstanding. A new chapter explores the globalization of sport and the ramifications of this process for American sports culture. Eitzen portrays famous and lesser-known events from professional, college, and school sports, including depictions of well known coaches and players, to give us a deeper understanding of what sports means to us and how it affects our everyday world. Ideal for sparking classroom discussion, the first two editions were widely read and enjoyed by students of sociology of sport, American society, and other courses.
 

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Contents

THE DUALITY OF SPORT
1
SPORT UNITES SPORT DIVIDES
13
NAMES LOGOS MASCOTS AND FLAGS The Contradictory Uses of Sports Symbnols
33
SPORT IS FAIR SPORT IS FOUL
51
SPORT IS HEALTHY SPORT IS DESTRUCTIVE
73
SPORT IS EXPRESSIVE SPORT IS CONTROLLED
99
MYTH SPORTS ARE PLAYED ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
117
THE CONTRADICTIONS OF BIGTIME COLLEGE SPORTS
135
THE PATH TO SUCCESS?
173
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS FRANCHISES Public Teams Private Businesses
189
THE GLOBALIZATION OF SPORT
209
THE CHALLENGE Changing Sport
225
INDEX
237
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
249
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D. Stanley Eitzen is professor emeritus of sociology at Colorado State University.

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