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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, a selection of accessible writing by journalists and leading scholars who represent a new era of critical appraisal of sports--both professional and amateur. This timely new edition includes twenty new chapters while retaining the classics from the last edition. Sport in Contemporary Society is ideal for courses in sociology, sport management, and kinesiology.

About the Author

D. Stanley Eitzen is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Colorado State University.

Table of Contents

PART 1: SPORT AS A MICROCOSM OF SOCIETY

1. "Sports: An Offer We Can't Refuse", Dave Zirin

2. "American Sport in the New Millennium", D. Stanley Eitzen (revised)

3. "The Great Recession and Sport", D. Stanley Eitzen (new)

PART 2: SPORT AND SOCIALIZATION: ORGANIZED SPORTS AND YOUTH

4. "Play Group versus Organized Competitive Team: A Comparison", Jay J. Coakley

5. "Anyone Up for Stickball? In a PlayStation World, Maybe Not", Timothy Williams and Cassie Feldman

6. "Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinities", Michael A. Messner

PART3: SPORT AND SOCIALIZATION: THE MASS MEDIA

7. "The Televised Sports Manhood Formula", Michael A. Messner, Michele Dunbar, and Darnell Hunt

8. "Gender in Televised Sports", Michael A. Messner and Cheryl Cooky (new)

PART 4: SPORT AND SOCIALIZATION: SYMBOLS

9. "American Flags as Big as a Field", John Branch

10. "Redskins: Is No Honor, It's an Insult", Bill Plaschke (new)

11. "The De-Athleticization of Women: The Naming and Gender Marking of Collegiate Sport Teams", D. Stanley Eitzen and Maxine Baca Zinn

PART 5: PROBLEMS OF EXCESS: OVERZEALOUS ATHLETES, PARENTS, AND COACHES

12. "Female Gymnasts and Ice Skaters: The Dark Side", Joan Ryan

13. "Bench the Parents", Buzz Bissinger (new)

14. "Harm to Children in Youth Sports", Mark Hyman (new)

15. "Missed Opportunities: Boston's Student-Athletes Face a Sports Program in Distress", Bob Hohler (new)

PART 6: PROBLEMS OF EXCESS: SPORT AND DEVIANCE

16. "Ethical Dilemmas in American Sport: The Dark Side of Competition", D. Stanley Eitzen

17. "Crime and Athletes: New Racial Stereotypes", Richard E. Lapchick

PART7: PROBLEMS OF EXCESS: PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS IN SPORTS

18. "Creating the Frankenstein Athlete: The Drug Culture in Sports", Fran Zimmiuch (new)

19. "Finding the Golden Genes", Patrick Barry

20. "Outraged over the Steroids Outrage", Robert Lipsyte

PART 8: PROBLEMS OF EXCESS: BIG-TIME COLLEGE SPORT

21. "College Sports 101: A Primer on Money, Athletics, and Higher Education in the 21st Century Sport", The Knight Commission Intercollegiate Athletics (new)

22. "Admissions Exemptions Benefit Athletes", Alan Scher Zagier (new)

23. "Is Sports in Your Mission Statement?", Charles T. Clotfeltor (new)

24. "The Big-Time Sports Plantation and the Slaves Who Drive It", D. Stanley Eitzen

PART 9: PROBLEMS OF EXCESS: SPORT AND MONEY

25. "Does Football Cost Too Much?", Sally Jenkins (new)

26. "When Domes Attack", Dave Zirin (new)

27. "Corporate Titans Competing for Olympic Gold", Geoff Dembicki (new)

PART 10: STRUCTURED INEQUALITY: SPORT AND RACE/ETHNICITY

28. "Sporting Dreams Die on the Rez", Kevin Simpson

29. "Say It Ain't So, Big Leagues: The Down Side for Latin American Players", Dave Zirin

30. "The 2010 Racial and Gender Report Card: National Football League", Richard Lapchick with Jamile M. Kitnurse and Austin Moss II (new)

31. "Racism, Ethnic Discrimination and Exclusion of Migrants and Minorities in Sport", European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (new)

PART 11: STRUCTURED INEQUALITY: SPORT AND GENDER

32. "Are We There Yet? Thirty-Seven Years Later, Title IX Hasn't Fixed It All", R. Vivian Acosta and Linda Jean Carpenter (new)

33. "Her Life Depends On It: Sport, Physical Activity and the Health and Well Being of American Women and Girls", Women's Sports Foundation (new)

34. "The Meaning of Success: The Athletic Experience and the Development of Male Identity", Michael A. Messner

PART 12: STRUCTURED INEQUALITY: SPORT AND SEXUALITY

35. "Changing the Game: Homophobia, Sexism, and Lesbians in Sport", Pat Griffin

36. "Gay Athletes' Dilemma", Anthony Cotton

37. "Equal Opportunity for Transgender Student Athletes", Pat Griffin and Helen J. Carroll (new)

PART 13: EXPANDING THE HORIZON: SPORT AND GLOBALIZATION

38. "Baseball and Globalization", Alan M. Klein

39. "Nike's Crimes", David Macaray (new)

40. "New Media and Global Sports", George H. Sage (new)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199945900
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Subject:
Sociology
Author:
Eitzen, D. Stanley
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sociology of Sports
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.9 x 9 x 1.1 in 1.15 lb

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