Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/0073523542.jpeg 12 9780073523545 Sports in Society provides a comprehensive introduction to understanding the issues and controversies surrounding sports in society. Coakley delivers a critical approach toward sports related issues with an emphasis on social class, race, and ethnicity within the sports world. The new Connect course includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience. This technology encourages readers to apply their knowledge and consider the role sports plays in their personal experiences, schools, and communities. Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html
Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies

Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies

12th Edition
By Jay Coakley
ISBN10: 0073523542
ISBN13: 9780073523545
Copyright: 2017
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Table of Contents

1. The Sociology of Sport: What Is It and Why Study It?

2. Producing Knowledge About Sports in Society: How is Knowledge Produced In the Sociology of Sport?

3. Sports and Socialization: Who Plays and What Happens to Them?

4. Sports for Children: Are Organized Programs Worth the Effort?

5. Deviance In Sports: Is It Out of Control?

6. Violence in Sports: How Does It Affect Our Lives?

7. Gender and Sports: Is Equity Possible?

8. Race and Ethnicity: Are They Important in Sports?

9. Social Class: Do Money and Power Matter in Sports?

10. Age and Ability: Barriers to Participation and Inclusion?

11. Sports and the Economy: What Are the Characteristics of Commercial Sports?

12. Sports and the Media: Could They Survive Without Each Other?

13. Sports and Politics: How Do Governments and Global Political Processes Influence Sports?

14. Sports in High School and College: Do Competitive Sports Contribute to Education?

15. Sports and Religions: Is It a Promising Combination?

16. Sports in the Future: What Do We Want Them to Be?

About the Author

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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