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Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies
Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies

Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, 13th Edition

ISBN10: 1260240665 | ISBN13: 9781260240665
By Jay Coakley
© 2021

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For over 30 years, Sports in Society has been a resource in the cultural, interactional, and structural dimensions of sports. The Thirteenth Edition provides a thorough introduction to the sociology of sport by raising critical questions to explore the relationships between sports, culture, and society. This text takes an issues-oriented approach to the study of sports in society and encourages the discussion of current sports-related controversies. Students develop critical thinking skills by considering their own personal experiences, families, schools, communities, and societies.

Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, 13e 

CHAPTER 1: The Sociology of Sport: What Is It and Why Study It? 
CHAPTER 2: Producing Knowledge About Sports in Society: How Is Knowledge Produced In the Sociology of Sport? 
CHAPTER 3: Sports and Socialization: Who Plays and What Happens to Them? 
CHAPTER 4: Sports for Children: Are Organized Programs Worth the Effort? 
CHAPTER 5: Deviance in Sports: Is It Out of Control? 
CHAPTER 6: Violence in Sports: Does It Affect Our Lives? 
CHAPTER 7: Gender and Sports: Is Equity Possible? 
CHAPTER 8: Race and Ethnicity: Are They Important in Sports? 
CHAPTER 9: Social Class: Do Money and Power Matter in Sports? 
CHAPTER 10: Age and Ability: Barriers to Participation and Inclusion? 
CHAPTER 11: Sports and the Economy: What Are the Characteristics of Commercial Sports? 
CHAPTER 12: Sports and the Media: Could They Survive Without Each Other? 
CHAPTER 13: Sports and Politics: How Do Governments and Global Political Processes Influence Sports? 
CHAPTER 14: Sports in High School and College: Do Competitive Sports Contribute to Education? 
CHAPTER 15: Sports and Religions: Is It a Promising Combination? 
CHAPTER 16: Sports in the Future: What Do We Want Them to Be? 

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Jay Coakley

Jay Coakley is Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. He received his Ph.D and M.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Sociology and received his B.A. from Regis College (Denver). He is published in a wide range of journals and has edited several books including the Handbook of Sports Studies with Eric Dunning for Sage Publications, and given many presentations around the world. He has served on the editorial board for the Sociology of Sport Journal where he was editor for many years. He is currently on the editorial board of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport.


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