Sport in Contemporary Society: An Anthology

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D. Stanley Eitzen
Paradigm Publishers, 2005 - Social Science - 384 pages
This text has been renowned and widely used in courses for its accessible articles by scholars and journalists about many controversial dimensions of sport, including overzealous competition, inequalities of gender and race, the role of the media, and the influence of money in both professional and school athletics. Nearly half the articles presented here are new to this edition, reflecting the latest trends and analysis. The seventh edition is essential reading in courses on sociology of sport and on the foundations of physical education.

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Contents

American Sport at Centurys
5
Sport as Secular Sacrament
11
An Inspiration or an Opiate?
37
Copyright

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D. Stanley Eitzen is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Colorado State University. He was selected to be a Sports Ethics Fellow at the Institute for International Sport.

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