Power and Ideology in American Sport: A Critical Perspective

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George Harvey Sage
Human Kinetics, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 335 pages
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This popular, widely acclaimed analysis of sport in America is now completely updated, with expanded treatment of contemporary issues.

Power and Ideology in American Sport, Second Editionaddresses a wide range of topics, including
-how sport is embedded in the social, political, and economic structures of American society;

-how the sporting experience is shaped by powerful individuals as well as ordinary people; and as such

-how sport both unifies and segregates individuals, social classes, racial and ethnic groups, and competing political loyalties.
Sage blends sociology, history, and cultural criticism into an innovative synthesis that will change the way readers think about sports. Clear, accessible, and passionately argued, Power and Ideology in American Sport, Second Edition,challenges the status quo of big-time sport and points the way toward a more humane, equitable sporting culture.

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About the author (1998)

George H. Sage, EdD, UCLA, was a professor for many years at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. He has received numerous awards for his work, including selection as the 1985-86 Alliance Scholar for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and the 1991 Distinguished Scholar by the National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (NAPEHE).

Dr. Sage is the coauthor of Sociology of North American Sport. He is the author of more than forty articles in research publications.

Dr. Sage is a member of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

He and his wife Elizabeth live in Greeley. His favorite leisure activities include golf, reading, and world travel.

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