Sport and Society: A Student Introduction

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Barrie Houlihan, Dominic Malcolm
SAGE, Nov 16, 2015 - Social Science - 608 pages

'This third edition of Sport and Society, with contributions from some of the field’s most highly respected scholars, covers the myriad of complex, pervasive and global issues confronting sport in the 21st century. It continues to be a foundation text for students across most sport disciplines'

- Russel Hoye, La Trobe University, Australia

‘The third edition of Sport and Society reinforces its place as one of the most valuable texts for students and others engaging in social scientific study of sport. Overall, the book continues to achieve an unrivalled balance between different social science disciplines that have been applied to sport; between local, national and international issues; and between broad overviews and specific detail on every topic. The end result is a book that is "a must" on many academic reading lists!'


- Iain Lindsey, Durham University, UK


Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition of Barrie Houlihan and Dominic Malcolm's ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, accessible, international, and engaging. This popular book:
  • Approaches the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective
  • Presents the importance of social structure, power, and inequality in analysing the nature and significance of sport in society
  • Addresses the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport
  • Engages in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions
  • Expands students' knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and extensive bibliographies
  • Offers five new chapters addressing the key contemporary issues of: lifestyle sport; sport for development and peace; the governance of international sport organisations; sports fandom; and sport in East Asia.
A superb teaching text, this new edition will be relished by instructors seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their learning and research needs.
 

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Contents

Sport Health and Medicine 8 Sport for Development and Peace
Sport Disability and the Paralympics
The Politics of Race and Sports Policy in the United Kingdom
Physical Culture and the Polarised American Metropolis
Part Three The Impact of Commercialisation 1
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The Business of Sport

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A Decade of Progress or Regress?
Lifestyle Sport
Women Sport and Gender Inequity
Sport and the Media
Organisation Theory and the Management of Sport Organisations
Doping and Sport
Canada
Between Tradition and Modernity Globalisation
Decline of the Nation State?
Index
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About the author (2015)

Barrie Houlihan is Professor of Sport Policy in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, and Visiting Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. His research interests include the domestic and international policy processes for sport.

He has authored or edited twenty books and over fifty journal articles. His most recent books include Managing Elite Sport Systems (edited with Svein Andersen and Lars Tore Ronglan, Routledge 2015), Sport Policy in Britain (with Iain Lindsey, Routledge 2012) and a third edition of Sport and Society (edited with Dominic Malcolm, SAGE 2015).

Barrie has undertaken consultancy projects for various UK government departments, UK Sport, UNESCO, the World Anti-Doping Agency and the European Union. He is the editor in chief of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.

Dominic Malcolm is Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Sport in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Following a Politics degree at Nottingham University, Dominic studied for a Masters in the Sociology of Sport at the University of Leicester. On completion of the Masters he was appointed Research Associate in the Centre for Research into Sport and Society, where he subsequently became Lecturer and Director of Masters Programmes. He completed his PhD at Leicester in December 2004.

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