Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, 13th Edition
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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. 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 instructors’ 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.
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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