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Handbook of Sports Studies

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May 2002 | 570 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

"This handbook contains useful reviews of major theoretical frameworks and research topics in sports studies-especially sport sociology-written by a star-studded array of internationally recognized experts. The scope and depth of this volume demonstrates the intellectual maturity of this area. Each chapter provides an informative historical context and an organized conceptual framework for making sense of the relevant scholarly literature. The book will be particularly useful to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and college and university faculty who are seeking to gain rapid, informed access to the literature." --Janet C. Harris, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education, California State University, Los Angeles This vital new Handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, Jay Coakley, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports studies. With an international and inter-disciplinary cast of contributors the Handbook of Sports Studies is comprehensive in scope, relevant in content and far-reaching in its discussion of future prospect.


 
PART ONE: MAJOR PERSPECTIVES IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT
 
PART ONE: MAJOR PERSPECTIVES IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT
 
Editors' Introduction
John W Loy and Douglas Booth
Functionalism, Sport and Society
Bero Rigauer
Marxist Theories
Jenny Hargreaves and Ian McDonald
Cultural Studies and the Sociology of Sport
Susan Birrell
Feminist Theories for Sport
Peter Donnelly
Interpretive Approaches to the Sociology of Sport
Patrick Murphy, Ken Sheard and Ivan Waddington
Figurational Sociology and Its Application to Sport
David L Andrews
Posting Up
French Post-Structuralism and the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Sporting Culture  
 
PART TWO: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY DIFFERENCES AND CONNECTIONS
 
Editors' Introduction
Kendall Blanchard
The Anthropology of Sport
Marc Lavoie
Economics and Sport
John Bale
Human Geography and the Study of Sports
Nancy L Struna
Social History and Sport
William J Morgan
The Philosophy of Sport
A Historical and Conceptual Overview and a Conjecture Regarding Its Future  
Barrie Houlihan
Politics and Sport
Diane L Gill
Psychology and the Study of Sport
 
PART THREE: KEY TOPICS
 
Editors' Introduction
Allen Guttmann
The Development of Modern Sports
George Sage
Political Economy and Sport
C Roger Rees and Andrew W Miracle
Education and Sport
Garry Whannel
Sport and the Media
John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson
Theorizing Sport, Social Class and Status
Nancy Theberge
Gender and Sport
Grant Jarvie
Sport, Racism and Ethnicity
Lincoln Allison
Sport and Nationalism
Joseph Maguire
Sport and Globalization
D Stanley Eitzen
Social Control and Sport
Kevin Young
Sport and Violence
Ivan Waddington
Sport and Health
A Sociological Perspective  
Howard L Nixon II
Sport and Disability
Cheryl L Cole
Body Studies in the Sociology of Sport
G[um]unther L[um]uschen
Doping in Sport as Deviant Behavior and Its Social Control
Mary Duquin
Sport and Emotions
Ian Henry and Eleni Theodoraki
Management, Organizations and Theory in the Governance of Sport
Robert Rinehart
Arriving Sport
Alternatives to Formal Sports  
 
PART FOUR: SPORT AND SOCIETY RESEARCH AROUND THE GLOBE
 
Editors' Introduction
Denver J Hendricks
Africa
Chris Collins
Australia and New Zealand
Gy[um]ongyi S Foldesi
Eastern Europe
Jacques deFrance
France
Klaus Heinemann
Germany
I A McDonald
India
Koichi Kiku
Japan
Burn-Jang Lim
Korea (and Southeast Asia)
Joseph L Arbena
Latin America
Kari Fasting and Mari Kristin Sisjord
Nordic Countries
Salom[ac]e Marivoet and Claudia Pinheiro
Portugal
N[ac]uria Puig
Spain

A text that is highly relevant to contemporary issues surrounding sport in society. Provided invaluable content in terms of preparation, debate and discussion concerning lecture content.

Dr Andrew Manley
Department of Education, Bath University
November 9, 2011

For Sports Psychologist who need a comprehensive text on all aspects of Sports Studies - this is the champion!

Dr Ciaran O'Keeffe
Deptartment of Psychology, Bucks New University
October 3, 2011

Again, another significant addition by Coakley to the increasing tome of sociology/sport studies texts. Coakley has extended his previous work with the inclusion of fresh examples and arguments that readers will undoubtedly interests avid followers of his work. For undergraduates, Coakley's work has long been a fundamental component of their sociological education. Like similar texts, this book does not dissapoint. Students will likely appreciate Coakley's attempts to engage with contemporary issues and concerns, and, relate these to the fields key theoretical strands. The writing style is engaging and easy enough for the uninitiated student to follow. To the author's credit, there are also an array of ideas, arguments, and points within the book that advanced students might like to follow up in the research work. With this carefully considered handbook Coakley has done well to provide those teaching within the discipline useful content material and conceptual debates to augment their practice. Coupled with other texts, Coakley's work will continue to remain a vital element in most undergraduate sociology courses.

Dr Geoffery Kohe
Institute , Worcester University
September 23, 2011

This book provides a good base guide for learners with direction to further reading. Great for building vocabulary and glossaries within the Sports Studies industry including coaching, development and fitness.

Mr Ewan Mendez
Sport, Oaklands College
October 1, 2010

A classic text that explores the key debates in sports studies - essential reading

Mr Phil Brown
Sport, Physical Education & Leisure, College of St Mark and St John
June 23, 2010

a comprehensive book that should underpin students' understanding of sport studies

Mr Philippe Crisp
Sports Development, Chichester University
April 20, 2010

We will suggest specific chapter to those interested in the topics covered in this book, but the book as such will not be essential

Professor Ørnulf Seippel
Sociology , Norwegian University of Science & Technology
November 18, 2009
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