Sport Worlds: A Sociological Perspective
Human Kinetics, 2002 - 242 pages
Sport Worlds: A Sociological Perspectivetakes a novel approach to tracing the intimate and extensive relationships between sport and other social worlds. By examining classic issues and current trends, the text offers students and practitioners alike a broad base of knowledge with which to challenge the everyday conventions and practices of sport.
Joseph Maguire, Grant Jarvie, Louise Mansfield, and Joe Bradley deftly highlight the ways in which sport competitions are shaped more by what happens off the field than on. Using contemporary examples, the authors paint a historically relevant picture of how sport is an integral part of the global order, our local communities, and our individual identities.
The text includes the following features:
-Clearly stated objectives and review questions at the start and end of each chapter that give readers a framework for learning and understanding key points throughout the text
-Project suggestions in each chapter that allow readers to incorporate learning concepts into hands-on, real-life situations, furthering student comprehension
-Narrative case studies based on current issues illustrating the global nature of the modern world of sport
-Highlighted examples that allow readers to relate today's sport headlines to issues and trends beyond the final score
-Debating points that engage readers in thought-provoking discussions, allowing readers to assess the sociology of sport issues for themselves
Part II,"Inside the Worlds of Sport," focuses on the significance of sport in the emotional and social lives of people. Special focus is on questions of gender, place, space, and identities.
Sport Worlds: A Sociological Perspectivekeenly illustrates how sport enters our lives from different paths, giving readers a fresh perspective from which to consider the true character and meaning of sport. For students, researchers, and professionals alike--be they participants, spectators, or consumers of sport--the text is an extensive resource that will enhance their overall experience in the world of sport.
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Sport Inside the World I
Chapter S Sport Labour and Migration
Why Recruit and Why Move?
Is Importing Labour Good or
Global Issues Across a Changing World
Sport the Environment
Communitarianism As Social Theory and Political Practice
Sport Civic and Ethnic Passions
Sport in the Making of Nations
Nations Nationalism and Identities
Sport Gender and Social Relations
Can Sport Challenge
Key Terms and Concepts
Sport and Civil Society
Key Terms and Concepts
About the Authors