Sport in society : issues and controversies / Jay J. Coakley Coakley, Jay J

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Coakley, Jay J
Sports - Social aspects.; Sports - Psychological aspects.; United States - Sports
  • The sociology of sport : what is it and why study it?
  • Using social theories : what can they tell us about sports in society?
  • A look at the past : how have sports changed throughout history?
  • Competition in sports : does it prepare people for life?
  • Organized sport programs for children : are they worth the effort?
  • Deviance in sports : is it getting out of control?
  • Aggression in society : are sports a cure or a cause?
  • Coaches : how do they fit into sport experiences?
  • Gender : is equity the only issue?
  • Race and ethnicity : are skin color and cultural heritage important in sports?
  • Class relations and social mobility : is sport participation a path to success?
  • Sports and the economy : what are the characteristics of commercial sports?
  • Sports and the media : could they survive without each other?
  • Sports and politics : can they be kept separate?
  • Sports in high school and college : do varsity sports programs contribute to education?
  • Sports and religion : is it a promising combination?
  • Sports in the twenty-first century : what can we expect?
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