Sociology of North American Sport

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Paradigm Publishers, 2009 - Social Science - 386 pages
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Covers elite child athletics, gambling in college sports, performance enhancement drugs, sport and nationalism after 9/11, the Beijing Olympics, Nike and other corporations, the power of media in sport, and minorities and disabilities in sport.

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The Discipline of Sociology
Sport as a Microcosm of Society
Chapter Z Social and Cultural Sources

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George H. Sage is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Kinesiology at the University of Northern Colorado. He has published more than fifty articles and is the author of many books, including "Globalizing Sport: How Corporations, Media, and Politics Are Changing Sports" (Paradigm 2010). He was inducted into the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Hall of Fame in 2006. He is the past president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.

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