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Sociology of Sports


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Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down
Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down
by Dave Zirin
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Sportscaster Howard Cosell dubbed it “rule number one of the jockocracy”: sports and politics just don't mix. But as the celebrated alt-sportswriter Dave Zirin shows, politics has entered the modern sports arena with a vengeance. From Jeremy... (read more)

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Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy
Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy
by Dave Zirin
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The people of Brazil celebrated when it was announced that they were hosting the twentieth World Cup (June 12–July 13, 2014), the world's most-viewed sporting tournament, and the thirty-first Summer Olympics (August 5–21, 2016). Now they are... (read more)

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It's All for the Kids: Gender, Families, and Youth Sports
It's All for the Kids: Gender, Families, and Youth Sports
by Michael A Messner
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"As an eminent sociologist of gender and sports, the son of a high school coach, and a parent, Michael Messner is uniquely positioned to illuminate the persistent and changing gender dynamics of parent-organized youth sports. The result, as predicted, is... (read more)

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Steroids and Doping in Sports: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)
Steroids and Doping in Sports: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)
by David E. Newton
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The use of performance enhancing drug use in sports is never out of the news, whether it's cycling, baseball, Olympic sports, or mixed martial arts. Interestingly, the use of steroids to boost human performance stretches back to ancient times. Written by... (read more)

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Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete
Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete
by Lee Bergquist
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"Second Wind: The Rise of the Ageless Athlete" is an inspiring account of a growing subculture of Americans who are challenging the notion of what it means to grow old. These baby boomers can hardly be considered old, yet this huge group is rewriting the... (read more)

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Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture
Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture
by Andrei S. Markovits
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"I am thrilled to have read this book because it discusses what I am most passionate about: sports and how their very existence, with soccer as a major contributor, have helped shape history on a global scale. As a player, fan, and ambassador of soccer... (read more)

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What's My Name, Fool?: Sports and Resistance in the United States
What's My Name, Fool?: Sports and Resistance in the United States
by Dave Zirin
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Edgeofsports.com sportswriter Dave Zirin provides a no-holds-barred commentary on the personalities and politics of American sports.... (read more)

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Becoming a True Champion: Achieving Athletic Excellence from the Inside Out
Becoming a True Champion: Achieving Athletic Excellence from the Inside Out
by Kirk Mango
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Today, aspiring athletes have to work harder and be more dedicated than athletes of previous generations who did not have to contend with the messages of a popular culture that promotes winning at all costs and implicitly condones shortcuts to winning... (read more)

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Sport and Social Movements
Sport and Social Movements
by Jean Harvey
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From neighborhood coalitions organizing against the building of a sport facility for professional sports teams subsidized by public funds, to global campaigns for equity for women in sport, to worldwide bans of apartheid regimes, sites and levels of... (read more)

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Welcome to the Terrordome Signed Edition
Welcome to the Terrordome Signed Edition
by Dave Zirin and Chuck D
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The nation's sharpest sportswriter explores the contested politics of sports and profiles athletes making change.... (read more)

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Build a Better Athlete: What's Wrong with American Sports and How to Fix It
Build a Better Athlete: What's Wrong with American Sports and How to Fix It
by Michael Yessis
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Are great athletes born or does practice make perfect? Are science and technique just as important as athletic ability? The truth is that anyone can improve their athletic performance. This book shows you how in simple and easy-to-read format. Renowned... (read more)

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Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives
Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives
by Mina Samuels
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Run Like A Girl is about the impact that participating in sports has on women—how the confidence and strength that it helps to build makes us stronger and better prepared for life's many challenges. In this inspiring book, Mina Samuels uses the... (read more)

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Sportista : Female Fandom in the U.S. (12 Edition)
Sportista : Female Fandom in the U.S. (12 Edition)
by Andrei S. Markovits
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The typical female sports fan remains very different from her male counterparts. In their insightful and engaging book, Sportista, Andrei S. Markovits and Emily Albertson examine the significant ways many women have become fully conversant with sports... (read more)

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Souled Out? (07 Edition)
Souled Out? (07 Edition)
by Shaun Powell
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Souled Out? That's the question author Shaun Powell poses and ultimately answers with regard to the nature of blacks' participation in American sports. Neither blacks nor whites--athletes, coaches, administrators, owners, media, parents, and yes, even... (read more)

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Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society #3: Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe
Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society #3: Social Capital and Sport Governance in Europe
by Margaret Groeneveld
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Although there is significant interest in the social role of sport in fostering civil society from both policymakers and academics, there is a lack of evidence of the specific role of sport federations in this system. This book critically presents the... (read more)

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Japanese Women and Sport: Beyond Baseball and Sumo
Japanese Women and Sport: Beyond Baseball and Sumo
by Robin Kietlinski
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In 'Japanese Women and Sport', Robin Kietlinski sets out to problematize the hegemonic image of the delicate Japanese woman, highlighting an overlooked area in the history of modern Japan. Previous studies of gender in the Japanese context do not explore... (read more)

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Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society #14: The Social Organization of Sports Medicine: Critical Socio-Cultural Perspectives
Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society #14: The Social Organization of Sports Medicine: Critical Socio-Cultural Perspectives
by Dominic (edt) Malcolm
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During the twentieth century the relationship between sport and medicine has developed in the context of broader social, cultural and politico-economic processes. This includes increasing scientific understanding of the human body, growing attention to... (read more)

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Globalization and Sport
Globalization and Sport
by Richard Giulianotti, Dr
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“The most intriguing parts of the book are where historical details of specific sports—cricket, soccer, Gaelic football, hurling, speed skating, baseball—are offered as evidence for the essayists' arguments on how the local interacts... (read more)

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Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies Vol 4 Issue 1
Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies Vol 4 Issue 1
by Clive Palmer
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Volume 4 demonstrates a qualitative research interest towards the sport of rugby and therefore may be all the more distinctive for adopting a themed approach to this sport. In recognition of this specialisation the foreword is written by Matthew Thombs... (read more)

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Sports Culture in Latin American History (Pitt Latin American)
Sports Culture in Latin American History (Pitt Latin American)
by David M. K. Sheinin
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Perhaps no other activity is more synonymous with passion, identity, bodily ideals, and the power of place than sport. As the essays in this volume show, the function of sport as a historical and cultural marker is particularly relevant in Latin America.... (read more)

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