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Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies
A widely adopted reference in its niche, Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies (ISBN 9780073376547) offers up-to-date information on sports sociology and is a recommended reading for students taking up intermediate-level sociology courses. Author Jay Coakley starts off with an introduction to the sociology of sport and why there is a need to study...
A widely adopted reference in its niche, Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies (ISBN 9780073376547) offers up-to-date information on sports sociology and is a recommended reading for students taking up intermediate-level sociology courses. Author Jay Coakley starts off with an introduction to the sociology of sport and why there is a need to study it. He then continues on to how the conflict, critical, functionalist, feminist, interactionist, and figurational theories can be applied to the discipline. The textbook also discusses deviance and violence in sports, gender and sports, and race, ethnicity, and national identity. Topics such as social class, sports and the economy, sport and globalization, and sports in the future are also covered. By the end of the course, students will be able understand current trends related to sports in society, characteristics of media and how it affects sports (and vice versa), the emergence and the growth of commercial sports, sports and economic inequality, and prospects for improving youth sports. There are highlighted boxes throughout the book discussing current controversies and issues. Most chapters also feature special sections (called ‘Breaking Barriers') that present touching stories of people who have disabilities. Jay Coakley teaches sociology at the University of Colorado and has already written and edited journals and books regarding sports sociology. Already on its 10th edition, Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies sticks to the original structure of the older versions but has been updated with current statistics. It now discusses even sensitive topics and offers a holistic view of the subject.
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