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Description - The Sport and Society Reader by David Karen

Sport has become a highly visible and highly significant component of contemporary society. This innovative anthology represents the perfect foundation text for any class looking to explore the sociology and culture of sport. It contains an unusual and exciting collection of classic essays, less familiar but challenging and provocative writings, and thoughtful editorial commentary that together represent a fascinating exploration of the nature and meaning of contemporary sport in society. The Sport and Society Reader introduces the most important theoretical approaches to the study of sport and comprehensively explores the key themes that define the discipline, including: Class, race and gender Deviance and violence The media Politics and political economy Globalization Education Fans and community Placing sport at the heart of the analysis, each topical section contains an editorial introduction, insets explaining key sociological concepts, empirical reports and strongly-argued opinion pieces designed to prompt classroom discussion, plus substantial essays from leading international figures in the sociology of sport.The Sport and Society Reader is an essential course resource for all students of sport, society and culture.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415772495
ISBN-10: 0415772494
Format: Paperback / softback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 394
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Karen

David Karen is a Professor of Sociology at Bryn Mawr College. In addition to his interest in sports, he also focuses on social inequality, the sociology of education, and social movements. With Robert Washington, he wrote "Sport and Society," published in the Annual Review of Sociology. Robert E. Washington is a Professor of Sociology at Bryn Mawr College. His areas of scholarly interest are sports sociology, race relations, social deviance, and the sociology of culture.

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