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Sport, Society and Social Problems [electronic resource].

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780415571258Publication details: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2010.ISBN:
  • 9780203857434
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sport, Society and Social ProblemsDDC classification:
  • 306.4/83 306.483
LOC classification:
  • GV706.5.A57 2010
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Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 Why We Overly Value Organized, Competitive Teamsport; 2 Sport's Use in Teaching Obedience to Authority and thus Complicity with Abuse; 3 Learning to Accept, Inflict, and Enjoy Violence and Injury; 4 Sport's Use in the Maintenance of Class; 5 Sport's Use in Stratifying Men; 6 Sport's Use in Marginalizing Women; 7 Sport's Use in Excluding, Reproducing Stereotypes, and Othering; 8 Changing Sport; References; Index
Summary: What impact does sport have on the lives of ordinary people?How does sport help to perpetuate inequalities in society?What can social theory tell us about the role of sport in society??At their origin competitive sports were institutionalized in Western cultures for the privilege of white, heterosexual men. Over time sport has become more open to categories of people traditionally marginalized in society: women; those from lower social classes; gay men; people of colour; and those differently abled. However, focusing solely on increased social inclusion i
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Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; 1 Why We Overly Value Organized, Competitive Teamsport; 2 Sport's Use in Teaching Obedience to Authority and thus Complicity with Abuse; 3 Learning to Accept, Inflict, and Enjoy Violence and Injury; 4 Sport's Use in the Maintenance of Class; 5 Sport's Use in Stratifying Men; 6 Sport's Use in Marginalizing Women; 7 Sport's Use in Excluding, Reproducing Stereotypes, and Othering; 8 Changing Sport; References; Index

What impact does sport have on the lives of ordinary people?How does sport help to perpetuate inequalities in society?What can social theory tell us about the role of sport in society??At their origin competitive sports were institutionalized in Western cultures for the privilege of white, heterosexual men. Over time sport has become more open to categories of people traditionally marginalized in society: women; those from lower social classes; gay men; people of colour; and those differently abled. However, focusing solely on increased social inclusion i