Sociology of sport and social theory / Earl Smith, editor

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Subjects: Sports--Social aspects
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, c2010
LC Classification: G, GV
Physical Description: xxiii, 239 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Table of Contents: Ch. 1. Toward a sport ethic : science, politics, and Weber's sociology / Robert Beamish 3
Ch. 2. Civilizing sports : figurational sociology and the sociology of sport / Eric Dunning 15
Ch. 3. Beyond the sociological imagination : doing autoethnography to explore intersections of biography and history / Nancy E. Spencer 27
Ch. 4. The sociology of science : sport, training, and the use of performance-enhancing substances / Ian Ritchie 41
Ch. 5. Political economy : sport and urban development / Kimberly S. Schimmel 55
Ch. 6. Institutional logics theory : examining big-time college sport / Richard M. Southall, Mark S. Nagel 67
Ch. 7. Playing for whom? : sport, religion, and the double movement of secularization in America / David Yamane, Charles E. Mellies, Teresa Blake 81
Ch. 8. Feminist theory and the study of sport : an illustration from Title IX / Angela J. Hattery 97
Ch. 9. Social and cultural capital : race, school attachment, and the role of high school sports / Rhonda F. Levine 115
Ch. 10. Race, class, and gender theory : violence against women in the institution of sport / Earl Smith, Benny Cooper 129
Ch. 11. Masculinities and the sociology of sport : issues and ironies in the 21st century / Bryan E. Denham 143
Ch. 12. Getting girls in the game : negotiations of structure and agency in a girls' recreational sport program / Cheryl Cooky 153
Ch. 13. The mundanity of excellence : Tiger Woods and excellence in golf / Earl Smith 173
Ch. 14. Making it big : visible symbols of success, physical appearance, and sport figures / Bonnie Berry 187
Ch. 15. Sport and multiple identities in postwar Trinidad : the case of McDonald Bailey / Roy D. McCree 201
Epilogue 215
References 217
Index 233
Additional Authors: Smith, Earl, 1946-
Notes: LCCN: 2009015767
ISBN: 9780736075725 (hard cover)
ISBN: 0736075720 (hard cover)
ISBN: 9780736085564 (Adobe PDF)
ISBN: 0736085564 (Adobe PDF)
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 319247403
ISBN/ISSN: 9780736075725
0736075720
9780736085564
0736085564