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Social Issues in Sport Ron Woods

Social Issues in Sport By Ron Woods

Social Issues in Sport by Ron Woods

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Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. The text is grounded in practical application and provides social theories through which students may examine real-world issues.

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Social Issues in Sport by Ron Woods

Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. Author Ronald Woods draws on a lifetime in sport as a participant, observer, fan, teacher, coach, administrator, and critic to explore historical perspectives and complex relationships that have emerged between sport and our modern society. The text's engaging writing style, full-color design, and ample learning tools keep students engaged.

Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, remains grounded in practical application and follows the framework of the previous editions to provide social theories through which students may examine real-world issues. Updated statistical information allows students to analyze trends in participation, popularity, gender, race, and class as they relate to sport. The third edition also features the following enhancements:

* New Applying Social Theory activities in each chapter that foster an understanding of social theories that ground the subject area

* Updated Activity Time-Out, Expert's View, Pop Culture, and In the Arena With . . . sidebars that offer a contemporary context to which students can apply the concepts in the text

* Increased emphasis on emerging issues such as sport for development and peace as well as the growing role of electronic media

* Updated instructor ancillaries that provide assistance in lecture preparation and give instructors new ways to engage students and reinforce concepts found throughout the text

Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, is divided into four parts, maintaining the student-friendly format and accessibility of previous editions. Part I presents the framework for study through defining terms and presenting six crucial social theories that are used throughout the rest of the text. Part II addresses various forms of participation in sport, from spectator to participant, recreational to professional, and explores sport marketing and commercialization, as well as the close relationship between sport and media. In part III, the role of sport programs and player development, from youth to intercollegiate, as well as the crucial role of sport coach and its many responsibilities. Part IV delves into sport and culture, focusing on social classifications and their powerful effects on sport participation.

Ancillary materials are available to aid instructors using this text in the classroom. An updated instructor guide includes chapter summaries, student objectives, chapter outlines, and additional student activities. A test package, chapter quizzes, and presentation package provide instructors with support for lecture preparation and tools to ensure that students remain engaged.

Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, provides the foundations for examining the multifaceted roles of sport and physical activity in society and for studying sport from a critical perspective. The information and many activities used throughout the text invite students to understand and evaluate the sociocultural issues raised by sport and relate these themes to their own lives. Through this in-depth examination of sociocultural issues, students will be able to understand and appreciate the development of sport as a part and reflection of the development of society.

Social Issues in Sport Reviews

This accessible volume will be a useful resource for those new to the many domains of sport.

Choice (review of first edition)

Enhanced with the inclusion of a four page Glossary; a twenty-two page list of References; and an eight page Index, Social Issues In Sport is very highly recommended for both community and academic library Sports & Athletics reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.

-The Midwest Book Review

About Ron Woods

Ronald B. Woods, PhD, is an adjunct professor of health science and human performance at the University of Tampa. He was a professor of physical education and men's tennis coach at West Chester University in Pennsylvania for 17 years and was inducted into their athletic Hall of Fame. He has more than 40 years of experience as a professor, coach, and sport administrator.

Woods also spent 20 years with the United States Tennis Association and was the first director of player development, a program that assisted in the development of top junior players into successful playing professionals. He was also honored by the International Tennis Hall of Fame with their Educational Merit Award in 1996.

He has been honored by the United States Professional Tennis Association as National Coach of the Year in 1982 and named a Master Tennis Professional in 1984. A lifelong member of SHAPE America, Woods was a member of the U.S. Olympic Coaching Committee for eight years and the Coaches' Commission of the International Tennis Federation.

Table of Contents

Part I. Studying Sport in Society

Chapter 1. What Is Sport and Why Do We Study It?

Sport Through the Ages

Definition of Sport

Study of Sport

Chapter Summary

Chapter 2. How Do We Study Sport?

Research Methods

Social Theories

Current Status of Sport Sociology

Chapter Summary

Part II. Scope and Effect of Sport on Society

Chapter 3. Participants Versus Spectators

Sport Participants

Factors Affecting Sport Participation

Trends in Sport Participation

Sport Spectators

Trends in Spectator Sports

Marketing to Participants and Spectators

Chapter Summary

Chapter 4. Business of Sport

Sport and the Economy

Ownership in Professional Sport

Sport as Monopoly

Collegiate Sport as Moneymaker

Recreational Sport as a Business

Chapter Summary

Chapter 5. Media and Sport

Evolution of Sport Media

Interplay of Sport and Media

How Sport Affects the Media

Ideology of Sport Through the Media

Careers in Sport Media

Chapter Summary

Part III. Sport as an Institution

Chapter 6. Youth Sport

History of Youth Sport

Sponsors of Youth Sport

Privatization of Youth Sport

Current Status of Youth Sport

Organized Youth Sport

Why Kids Participate-and Stop Participating-in Sport

Burnout in Youth Sport

Reforms for Youth Sport

Chapter Summary

Chapter 7. Coaching Sport

Influence of Coaches

Status of Coaching

Coaching at Different Levels of Sport

Coaching Personality

Challenges for the Future of Coaching

Chapter Summary

Chapter 8. Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Sport

Interscholastic Sport

Collegiate Sport

Chapter Summary

Chapter 9. International Sport

Globalization of Modern Sport

U.S. Influence on World Sport

Olympic Games

Media Effects on the Globalization of Sport

Nationalism Versus Economics

Athletes and Coaches as Migrant Workers

Using Sport for Better World Understanding

Chapter Summary

Chapter 10. Olympic Movement

History of the Olympics

Effect of the Olympic Games

Nationalism and the Olympic Movement

United States Olympic Committee

Athlete Development

Chapter Summary

Part IV. Sport and Culture

Chapter 11. Sporting Behavior

Sporting Behavior at Different Levels of Sport

Youth Attitudes

Development of Moral Values

Moral Values Applied to Sport

Moral Values Taught Through Sport

Strategies for Good Sporting Behavior

Chapter Summary

Chapter 12. Race, Ethnicity, and Sport

Classifications of Race and Ethnicity

Sport Participation Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Sport and Promoting Equality

Minorities as Sport Leaders

Chapter Summary

Chapter 13. Women and Sport

Historical Role of Women

Women and Sport Before Title IX

Title IX

Women and Sport After Title IX

Social Issues in Women's Sport

Global Status of Women in Sport

Barriers for Women in Sport

Media Coverage of Women's Sport

Golden Age of Sport Reborn

Chapter Summary

Chapter 14. Social Class and Sport

Social Class

Social Class and Sport Activity

Control of Amateur and Professional Sport

Class Mobility in Sport

Chapter Summary

Chapter 15. Special Populations and Sport

Americans with Disabilities Act

American Association of People with Disabilities

Sport Participation for Athletes With a Physical Disability

Sport Participation for Athletes With a Mental Disability

Sport Participation for Older Athletes

Issues for Special Populations in Sport

Chapter Summary

Chapter 16. Religion and Sport

Religion and Sport in History

Christian Influence on Sport

Sport and Religions Other Than Christianity

Use of Religion in Sport by Athletes

Use of Sport by Athletes to Promote Religious Beliefs

Use of Religion by Coaches, Organizations, and Owners

Organizations Using Sport to Promote Religion

Using Sport to Promote Christian Colleges and Secondary Schools

Conflict Between Sport and Religion

Chapter Summary

Chapter 17. Politics and Sport

Government Promotion of Physical Activity and Health

Government in Sport

Government Promotion of Identity and Unity Among Citizens

Nationalism and Sport

Sport and the Promotion of Social Values

Politics Within Sport

Chapter Summary

Chapter 18. Development Through Sport

Benefits of Sport and Physical Activity

Benefits of Sport at Various Ages

Development Programs for Children and Youth

International Outreach Through Sport

Peace Initiatives Through Sport

Potential Funding Sources for Sport Development Programs

Chapter Summary

Chapter 19. Violence and Rule Breaking in Sport

Rule Breaking

Emotion and Sport

Aggression and Sport

Violence in Sport

Chapter Summary

Chapter 20. Deviance and Sport

Performance Enhancement Through Drugs

Eating Disorders in Sport

Hazing in Sport

Gambling and Sport

Chapter Summary

Chapter 21. Future Trends in Sport

Social Trends

Conflict Between Performance Sport and Participation Sport

Effects of Social Changes

Effects of Spectatorship

Effects of Technology

Effects of the Electronic Media

Will Sport Change?

Who Will Lead the Way?

Who Will Fight for Change?

Chapter Summary

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