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Published: 31 October 2014

344 Pages | 20 illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190202774

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Sport in Contemporary Society

An Anthology

Tenth Edition

D. Stanley Eitzen

Sports buffs know all about famous players and coaches and can recite statistics in endless detail. But do fans know how sport is linked to other institutions of society? Do they understand the role of sport in socializing youngsters in both positive and negative ways? What about the ways in which sport perpetuates race and gender-role stereotypes in society? How do owners, coaches, and other sport authorities exercise power to maintain control over athletes?

These issues and more are examined in Sport in Contemporary Society, Tenth Edition, a selection of accessible writing by journalists and leading scholars who represent a new era of critical appraisal of sports--both professional and amateur.

New to this Edition:

  • Twenty-two new or revised articles and essays, covering such topics as masculinity and sports, mascots and team names, performance-enhancing drugs, and the Penn State scandal
  • Many new pieces are from 2012 and 2013

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