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Contemporary Issues in Sociology of Sport

Опубликовано на портале: 11-08-2006
Illinois: Human Kinetics, 2001, 488 с.
Тематический раздел:
Contemporary Issues in Sociology of Sport includes
  • an exploration of topics and themes that have received limited attention in other sociology of sport texts but have been long-standing social concerns,
  • a review of the attitudes toward female athletes and the anti-homosexual phobias present in sport,
  • an in-depth look at the impoverishment of children’s games in America,
  • an overview of high school sport participation,
  • a study of the challenges and benefits of the big-time collegiate sport experience,
  • a critique of television’s impact on sport and its portrayal of gender and race, and
  • a review of sport and globalization.

Unit I: Emergence and Development of Sociology of Sport
1.
Physical Education, Sociology, and Sociology of Sport: Points of Intersection
-George H. Sage

Unit II: Sport, Power, and Ideology
2. The Great American Football Ritual: Reproducing Race, Class, and Gender Inequality
-Douglas E. Foley
3. Sports Ideology, Attitudes Towards Women, and Anti-homosexual Attitudes
-Joseph Harry
4. Disqualifying the Official: An Exploration of Social Resistance Through the Subculture of Skateboarding
-Becky Beal

Unit III: Children in Sport
5. Backyard Versus Little League Baseball: Some Observations on the Impoverishment of Children’s Games in Contemporary America
-Edward C. Devereux
6. Learning Life’s Lessons in Tee Ball: The Reinforcement of Gender and Status in Kindergarten Sport
-Melissa A. Landers and Gary Alan Fine
7. Action Research in Youth Soccer: Assessing the Acceptability of an Alternative Program
-B. Christine Green

Unit IV: Impacts of High School Sports Participation
8. Participation in High School Competitive Sports: A Subversion of School Mission or Contribution to Academic Goals?
-Naomi Fejgin
9. Athletic Participation and Sexual Behavior in Adolescents: The Different Worlds of Boys and Girls
-Kathleen E. Miller, Donald F. Sabo, Michael P. Farrell, Grace M. Barnes, Merrill J. Melnick
10. Student Council, Volunteering, Basketball, or Marching Band: What Kind of Extracurricular Involvement Matters?
-Jacquelynne S. Eccles and Bonnie L. Barber

Unit V: Big-Time Sports and the College Experience
11. College Sports Inc.: The Athletic Department vs. the University
-Murray Sperber
12. Sport Participation and Women’s Personal Empowerment: Experiences of the College Athlete
-Elaine M. Blinde, Diane E. Taub, Lingling Han
13. The College Life Experiences of African American Women Athletes
-Robert M. Sellers, Gabriel P. Kuperminc, Alphonse Damas Jr.

Unit VI: Race, Ethnicity, and Sport
14. The Stacking of Latinos in Major League Baseball: A Forgotten Minority?
-G. Leticia González
15. Hail to the Redskins? Public Reactions to a Racially Insensitive Team Name
-Lee Sigelman
16. Blacks As Key Functionaries: A Study of Racial Stratification in Professional Sport
-Arthur S. Evans Jr.

Unit VII: The Body in Culture and Sport
17. Machines, Missiles and Men: Images of the Male Body on ABC’s Monday Night Football
-Nick Trujillo
18. Firm but Shapely, Fit but Sexy, Strong but Thin: The Postmodern Aerobicizing Female Bodies
-Pirkko Markula
19. The Politics of the Body and the Body Politic: Magic Johnson and the Ideology of AIDS
-Samantha King

Unit VIII: Gender and Sport: Constructions of Femininity and Masculinity
20. Snowboarding: The Construction of Gender in an Emerging Sport
-Kristin L. Anderson
21. Tender Machos: Masculine Contrasts in the Mexican Baseball League
-Alan M. Klein
22. “It’s Part of the Game”: Physicality and the Production of Gender in Women’s Hockey
-Nancy Theberge

Unit IX: Sport and the Mediated Image
23. The Gender of Audience Building: Televised Coverage of Women’s and Men’s NCAA Basketball
-Michael A. Messner, Margaret Carlisle Duncan, Faye Linda Wachs
24.Speed, Aggression, Strength, and Tactical Naivete: The Portrayal of the Black Soccer Player on Television
-David McCarthy and Robyn L. Jones
25.Reading Nancy Lopez: Decoding Representations of Race, Class, and Sexuality
-Katherine M. Jamieson

Unit X: Sport and Deviance: The Darker Side of Sportsworld
26. Positive Deviance Among Athletes: The Implications of Overconformity to the Sport Ethic
-Robert Hughes and Jay Coakley
27. Interpretations and Explanations of Deviance Among College Athletes: A Case Study
-Eldon E. Snyder
28. Gender, Sport, and Aggressive Behavior Outside Sport
-Howard L. Nixon II

Unit XI: Sport Subcultures: Alternate Sport Communities and Personal Identity
29. The Construction and Confirmation of Identity in Sport Subcultures
-Peter Donnelly and Kevin Young
30. Pumping Irony: Crisis and Contradiction in Bodybuilding
-Alan M. Klein
31. The Changing Gender Order in Sport? The Case of Windsurfing Subcultures
-Belinda Wheaton and Alan Tomlinson

Unit XII: Sport and Globalization
32. Sport, World Economy, Global Culture, and New Social Movements
-Jean Harvey and François Houle
33. Sport and Culture As Contested Terrain: Americanization in the Caribbean
-Alan M. Klein
34. Between and Beyond the Global and the Local: American Popular Sporting Culture in New Zealand
-Steven J. Jackson and David L. Andrews.

Index
About the Editors