Making Sense of Sports
Updated, revised and enhanced with new features, the fifth edition of Making Sense of Sports is the biggest and strongest yet.
Ellis Cashmore's unique multidisciplinary approach to the study of sports remains the only introduction to combine anthropology, biology, economics, history, philosophy, psychology and sociology with cultural and media studies to produce a distinct unbroken vision of the origins, development and current state of sports. New chapters on exercise culture and the moral climate of sports support a thoroughly overhauled text that includes fresh material on Islam, sports commerce and corruption.
Now packed with teaching supplements, including access to a dedicated online resource headquarters with video podcasts of twenty-one chapter outlines from the author (http://tinyurl.com/373oyvr), online quizzes, and an additional twenty-first chapter on depression and mental health in sports and exercise, the new edition contains a cornucopia of thought boxes, as well as guides to further reading, capsule explanations and model essays. In short, Making Sense of Sports is an all-purpose introduction to the study of sports.
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CHAPTER 1 Introduction
CHAPTER 2 Back to Nature
CHAPTER 3 Built for Action
CHAPTER 4 A Very Different Animal
BURNING QUESTION 1 HOW OLD ARE SPORTS?
CHAPTER 5 The Hunt for Reasons
CHAPTER 6 In the Mind
CHAPTER 7 The Pursuit of Perfection
CHAPTER 13 Representing the Challenge
BURNING QUESTION 4 WHY DO WE LIKE TO BET ON SPORTS?
CHAPTER 14 A Match Made in Heaven
CHAPTER 15 Planet Murdoch
CHAPTER 16 The That Conquered the World
BURNING QUESTION 5 IS BEING LEFTHANDED AN ADVANTAGE IN SPORTS?
CHAPTER 17 Buying into Celebrity Culture
CHAPTER 18 Morals and Medals
BURNING QUESTION 2 WHY DONT MORE GAY ATHLETES COME OUT?
CHAPTER 8 Control of the Body
CHAPTER 9 Sports Emasculated
CHAPTER 10 Behind on Points
BURNING QUESTION 3 IS CHEATING FAIR?
CHAPTER 11 Champs and Cheats
CHAPTER 12 Not for the Fainthearted