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Social Issues in Sport, Second Edition, is an outstanding introduction to the multifaceted roles of sport and physical activity in society and the perfect tool for examining sport from a critical perspective. The text’s engaging writing style, full-color format, and sound learning tools make it accessible and get students involved in and excited about the material. A full array of instructor resources and a variety of learning activities in each chapter make this book a highly functional and enjoyable way for instructors to introduce this subject to their students.
This edition continues to engage students with real-world examples, connecting theory with the sports they view and participate in. Following are new and updated features:
A new chapter on the emerging area of sport and development, which describes how sport may be used to promote peace, socialization, and moral development
Expanded discussions of deviance in sport and social media phenomena that have become intertwined with the world of sport
Updated sidebars, including an increased number of Expert's View sidebars to help students take a theory-to-practice mind-set to their studies
The latest research in the field with current examples and statistics
While the book is solidly grounded in research, it does not dwell on theory. Social Issues in Sport, Second Edition, provides a deeper look at the issues, contradictions, and confusion surrounding sport for students in sport management, sport sociology, or other areas of sport studies. Students will find heavy emphasis on areas that other texts often overlook—including the role of coaches, importance of lifetime sport and fitness, and sport for special populations such as the physically and mentally challenged and the elderly. As a result, students gain a complete view of what constitutes sport and physical activity and a firm grasp of the sociocultural considerations vital to their understanding of sport.
Author Ronald Woods draws on a lifetime in sport as a participant, observer, fan, teacher, coach, administrator, and critic. His extensive experience with sport helps students make sense of the world of sport and physical activity and apply it to their own personal and professional lives. By distinguishing sport for recreational participation, high performance, and spectating, students learn the profound differences in how sport can be viewed and challenge their thinking about their own roles as participants and spectators. Woods’ diverse background in sports gives him a unique perspective and allows him to write with a style and clarity that students will appreciate.
Social Issues in Sport, Second Edition, contains several features that will get students excited about and invested in the sporting world around them. Sidebars include up-close profiles of significant people and organizations (In the Arena With . . .), examples of how sport is experienced in the mainstream (Pop Culture), and insights from those who study the subject extensively (Expert’s View). Also, Activity Time-Outs, integrated with the text, invite readers to recognize and assess the sociocultural issues that sport raises and apply the book’s concepts to their own lives. An instructor guide, test package, and presentation package provide instructors with tools and assignment ideas to ensure that students remain engaged.
Social Issues in Sport, Second Edition, is an engaging, in-depth, and inspiring resource that will help students understand the value of sport and its limitations and equip them to make choices about the role sports will play in their lives.
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
Marketing to Participants and Spectators
Chapter 4. Business of Sport
Sport and the Economy
Ownership of Professional Sports
Sport As a Monopoly
Collegiate Sports As Moneymakers
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
Current Status of Youth Sport
Organized Youth Sport
Why Kids Play Sport
Burnout in Youth Sport
Reforms for Youth Sport
Chapter 7. Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Sport
Chapter 8. International Sport
Globalization of Modern Sport
American Influence on World Sport
Effect of Media on the Globalization of Sport
Nationalism Versus Economics
Athletes and Coaches as Migrant Workers
Using Sports for Better World Understanding
Chapter 9. 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 10. 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 11. 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 12. 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
Golden Age of Sports Reborn
Chapter 13. Social Class and Sport
Social Class and Sport Activity
Control of Amateur and Professional Sport
Class Mobility in Sport
Chapter 14. Special Populations and Sport
Americans with Disabilities Act
American Association of People with Disabilities
Sport Participation for Athletes With Physical Disabilities
Sport Participation for Athletes With Mental Disabilities
Sport Participation for Older Athletes
Issues for Special Populations in Sport
Chapter 15. Religion and Sport
Religion and Sport in History
Christian Influence on Sport
Sport and Religions Other Than Christianity
Use of Religion by Athletes
Use of Religion by Coaches, Organizations, and Owners
Using Sport to Promote Religion
Using Sport to Promote Christian Colleges and Secondary Schools
Conflict Between Sport and Religion
Chapter 16. Politics and Sport
Government in Physical Activity and Health
Government in Sport
Government in Promoting Identity and Unity Among Citizens
Nationalism and Sport
Sport in Promoting Social Values
Politics Within Sport
Chapter 17. Development Through Sport
Benefits of Sport and Physical Activity
Distinct Benefits of Sport at Various Ages
Types of Education-Development Programs for Children and Youth
International Outreach through Sports
Peace Initiatives Through Sport
Chapter 18. Deviance and Sport
Emotion and Deviant Behavior
Violence in Sport
Performance Enhancement Through Drugs
Eating Disorders in Sport
Hazing in Sport
Gambling and Sport
Chapter 19. Coaching Sport
Influence of Coaches
Status of Coaching
Coaching at Different Levels of Sport
Challenges for the Future of Coaching
Chapter 20. 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?
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 award-winning performance coach with Human Performance Institute and an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa and the University of South Florida. He received his PhD from Temple University. He has 40 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator of sports.
Instructor guide. Specifically developed for instructors of Social Issues in Sport, Second Edition, the instructor guide contains a chapter summary, student objectives, chapter outline, additional student activities, and supplemental resources for each chapter.
Test package. The test package includes 200 questions in multiple-choice and essay formats. The test package is available for use through multiple formats, including a learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.
Presentation package. The presentation package includes more than 350 PowerPoint slides that present information from the text using chapter outlines, contents, and “Discussion” slides to help get students talking in class about the book’s topics.
The slides in the presentation package can be used directly in PowerPoint or be printed to make transparencies or handouts for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides as well as search for images based on key words.
The presentation package is also available for purchase • ISBN 978-1-4504-0003-9