Social Issues in Sport-3rd Edition

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Human Kinetics, Sep 24, 2015 - Education - 536 pages
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Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. The text is grounded in practical application and provides social theories through which students may examine real-world issues.

 

 

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Contents

Studying Sport in Society
1
What Is Sport and Why Do We Study It?
3
How Do We Study Sport?
17
Scope and Effectof Sport on Society
31
Participants Versus Spectators
33
Business of Sport
59
Media and Sport
87
Sport as an Institution
121
Women and Sport
309
Social Class and Sport
337
Special Populations and Sport
355
Religion and Sport
373
Politics and Sport
393
Development Through Sport
413
Violence and Rule Breaking in Sport
427
Deviance and Sport
449

Youth Sport
123
Coaching Sport
155
Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Sport
181
International Sport
213
Olympic Movement
233
Sport and Culture
255
Sporting Behavior
257
Race Ethnicity and Sport
279
Future Trends in Sport
469
Glossary
487
References
491
Index
513
About the Author
521
Ad
522
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About the author (2015)

Ronald B. Woods, PhD, is an adjunct professor of health science and human performance at the University of Tampa. He was a professor of physical education and men's tennis coach at West Chester University in Pennsylvania for 17 years and was inducted into their athletic Hall of Fame. He has more than 40 years of experience as a professor, coach, and sport administrator.

Woods also spent 20 years with the United States Tennis Association and was the first director of player development, a program that assisted in the development of top junior players into successful playing professionals. He was also honored by the International Tennis Hall of Fame with their Educational Merit Award in 1996.

He has been honored by the United States Professional Tennis Association as National Coach of the Year in 1982 and named a Master Tennis Professional in 1984. A lifelong member of SHAPE America, Woods was a member of the U.S. Olympic Coaching Committee for eight years and the Coaches' Commission of the International Tennis Federation.

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