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Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. The text is grounded in practical application and provides social theories through which students may examine real-world issues.
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Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. Author Ronald Woods draws on a lifetime in sport as a participant, observer, fan, teacher, coach, administrator, and critic to explore historical perspectives and complex relationships that have emerged between sport and our modern society. The text’s engaging writing style, full-color design, and ample learning tools keep students engaged.
Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, remains grounded in practical application and follows the framework of the previous editions to provide social theories through which students may examine real-world issues. Updated statistical information allows students to analyze trends in participation, popularity, gender, race, and class as they relate to sport. The third edition alsofeatures the following enhancements:
New “Applying Social Theory” activities in each chapter that foster an understanding of social theories that ground the subject area
Updated “Activity Time-Out,” “Expert’s View,” “Pop Culture,” and “In the Arena With . . .” sidebars that offer a contemporary context to which students can apply the concepts in the text
Increased emphasis on emerging issues such as sport for development and peace as well as the growing role of electronic media
Updated instructor ancillaries that provide assistance in lecture preparation and give instructors new ways to engage students and reinforce concepts found throughout the text
Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, is divided into four parts, maintaining the student-friendly format and accessibility of previous editions. Part I presents the framework for study through defining terms and presenting six crucial social theories that are used throughout the rest of the text. Part II addresses various forms of participation in sport, from spectator to participant, recreational to professional, and explores sport marketing and commercialization, as well as the close relationship between sport and media. In part III, the role of sport programs and player development, from youth to intercollegiate, as well as the crucial role of sport coach and its many responsibilities. Part IV delves into sport and culture, focusing on social classifications and their powerful effects on sport participation.
Ancillary materials are available to aid instructors using this text in the classroom. An updated instructor guide includes chapter summaries, student objectives, chapter outlines, and additional student activities. A test package, chapter quizzes, and presentation package provide instructors with support for lecture preparation and tools to ensure that students remain engaged.
Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, provides the foundations for examining the multifaceted roles of sport and physical activity in society and for studying sport from a critical perspective. The information and many activities used throughout the text invite students to understand and evaluate the sociocultural issues raised by sport and relate these themes to their own lives. Through this in-depth examination of sociocultural issues, students will be able to understand and appreciate the development of sport as a part and reflection of the development of society.
Part I. Studying Sport in Society
Chapter 1. What Is Sport and Why Do We Study It?
Sport Through the Ages
Definition of Sport
Study of Sport
Chapter 2. How Do We Study Sport?
Current Status of Sport Sociology
Part II. Scope and Effect of Sport on Society
Chapter 3. Participants Versus Spectators
Factors Affecting Sport Participation
Trends in Sport Participation
Trends in Spectator Sports
Chapter 4. Business of Sport
Sport and the Economy
Ownership in Professional Sport
Sport as Monopoly
Collegiate Sport as Moneymaker
Recreational Sport as a Business
Chapter 5. Media and Sport
Evolution of Sport Media
Interplay of Sport and Media
How Sport Affects the Media
Ideology of Sport Through the Media
Careers in Sport Media
Part III. Sport as an Institution
Chapter 6. Youth Sport
History of Youth Sport
Sponsors of Youth Sport
Privatization of Youth Sport
Current Status of Youth Sport
Organized Youth Sport
Why Kids Participate—and Stop Participating—in Sport
Burnout in Youth Sport
Reforms for Youth Sport
Chapter 7. Coaching Sport
Influence of Coaches
Status of Coaching
Coaching at Different Levels of Sport
Challenges for the Future of Coaching
Chapter 8. Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Sport
Chapter 9. International Sport
Globalization of Modern Sport
U.S. Influence on World Sport
Media Effects on the Globalization of Sport
Nationalism Versus Economics
Athletes and Coaches as Migrant Workers
Using Sport for Better World Understanding
Chapter 10. Olympic Movement
History of the Olympics
Effect of the Olympic Games
Nationalism and the Olympic Movement
United States Olympic Committee
Part IV. Sport and Culture
Chapter 11. Sporting Behavior
Sporting Behavior at Different Levels of Sport
Development of Moral Values
Moral Values Applied to Sport
Moral Values Taught Through Sport
Strategies for Good Sporting Behavior
Chapter 12. Race, Ethnicity, and Sport
Classifications of Race and Ethnicity
Sport Participation Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Sport and Promoting Equality
Minorities as Sport Leaders
Chapter 13. Women and Sport
Historical Role of Women
Women and Sport Before Title IX
Women and Sport After Title IX
Social Issues in Women’s Sport
Global Status of Women in Sport
Barriers for Women in Sport
Media Coverage of Women’s Sport
Golden Age of Sport Reborn
Chapter 14. Social Class and Sport
Social Class and Sport Activity
Control of Amateur and Professional Sport
Class Mobility in Sport
Chapter 15. Special Populations and Sport
Americans with Disabilities Act
American Association of People with Disabilities
Sport Participation for Athletes With a Physical Disability
Sport Participation for Athletes With a Mental Disability
Sport Participation for Older Athletes
Issues for Special Populations in Sport
Chapter 16. Religion and Sport
Religion and Sport in History
Christian Influence on Sport
Sport and Religions Other Than Christianity
Use of Religion in Sport by Athletes
Use of Sport by Athletes to Promote Religious Beliefs
Use of Religion by Coaches, Organizations, and Owners
Organizations Using Sport to Promote Religion
Using Sport to Promote Christian Colleges and Secondary Schools
Conflict Between Sport and Religion
Chapter 17. Politics and Sport
Government Promotion of Physical Activity and Health
Government in Sport
Government Promotion of Identity and Unity Among Citizens
Nationalism and Sport
Sport and the Promotion of Social Values
Politics Within Sport
Chapter 18. Development Through Sport
Benefits of Sport and Physical Activity
Benefits of Sport at Various Ages
Development Programs for Children and Youth
International Outreach Through Sport
Peace Initiatives Through Sport
Potential Funding Sources for Sport Development Programs
Chapter 19. Violence and Rule Breaking in Sport
Emotion and Sport
Aggression and Sport
Violence in Sport
Chapter 20. Deviance and Sport
Performance Enhancement Through Drugs
Eating Disorders in Sport
Hazing in Sport
Gambling and Sport
Chapter 21. Future Trends in Sport
Conflict Between Performance Sport and Participation Sport
Effects of Social Changes
Effects of Spectatorship
Effects of Technology
Effects of the Electronic Media
Will Sport Change?
Who Will Lead the Way?
Who Will Fight for Change?
About the Author
An introductory textbook for courses in sociology of sport, social issues in sport, sport in society, and social aspects of sport; a professional reference for sport researchers.
Ronald B. Woods, PhD, is an adjunct professor of health science and human performance at the University of Tampa. He was a professor of physical education and men’s tennis coach at West Chester University in Pennsylvania for 17 years and was inducted into their athletic Hall of Fame. He has more than 40 years of experience as a professor, coach, and sport administrator.
Woods also spent 20 years with the United States Tennis Association and was the first director of player development, a program that assisted in the development of top junior players into successful playing professionals. He was also honored by the International Tennis Hall of Fame with their Educational Merit Award in 1996.
He has been honored by the United States Professional Tennis Association as National Coach of the Year in 1982 and named a Master Tennis Professional in 1984. A lifelong member of SHAPE America, Woods was a member of the U.S. Olympic Coaching Committee for eight years and the Coaches’ Commission of the International Tennis Federation.
This accessible volume will be a useful resource for those new to the many domains of sport.”
Choice (review of first edition)
“Enhanced with the inclusion of a four page Glossary; a twenty-two page list of References; and an eight page Index, "Social Issues In Sport" is very highly recommended for both community and academic library Sports & Athletics reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.”
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