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Social Sciences in Sport

Author: Joseph Maguire

$99.00 USD

Book
$99.00 USD

ISBN: 9780736089586

©2014

Page Count: 400


Social Sciences in Sport presents discipline-specific knowledge in the social sciences, which aids in understanding the problems and potential of contemporary sport practices and experiences. This interdisciplinary reference provides in-depth coverage of sport studies and 14 social sciences, drawing connections across these disciplines to illuminate key issues and illustrate possibilities for change.

Written by leading figures in the social sciences, the book synthesizes theory and research in social science and sport into four distinct areas:

• Identity, which discusses individual development and ethical considerations from history, philosophy, and psychology

• Community, which considers anthropology, sociology, geography, and media studies when looking at sport in social groups

• Capital, which draws research in status, wealth, power, and resources from economics, political science, and international relations

• Governance, which discusses the enhancement of sport through law, social policy, management studies, and education

Organized around these topics into four parts, this reference places sport in the broader social sciences, showing where researchers in kinesiology and other disciplines can augment their knowledge base. Noting the range of issues and concerns in today’s sport environment, readers will analyze the potential of a human development model in sport studies.

Editor Joseph Maguire and an esteemed team of contributors present the evolution of sport in various social sciences. A stage-setting introduction explains the relevance of a social scientific perspective on sport and physical activity, and part introductions outline many relationships between the social sciences and sport. Chapters include a historical overview of the discipline or subject area, the core concepts and main theoretical perspectives in that area of expertise, critical findings, and the contemporary debates that characterize sport.

Equipped with the social scientific knowledge and new perspectives from this essential collection, students and practitioners will be able to navigate classic and emerging issues in sport. Whether readers are social scientists considering sport as a subject of study or sport studies scholars attempting to make connections with the broader disciplines, Social Sciences in Sport promotes development of and through sport.

Audience

Reference for libraries, students, and scholars in a variety of social sciences researching sport studies and social science in sport contexts. Also a text for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in sport studies, social theory and sport, and sport and the social sciences.

Introduction: Making the Case for the Social Sciences of Sport, Exercise, and Health

The Sport Ethic and the Natural Sciences

Proposing a Human Development Model

Part I. Identity: Definitions, Development, and the Individual

Chapter 1. History of Sport

Wray Vamplew, PhD

Relationships With Other Disciplines

Core Concepts

Main Theoretical Perspectives

Critical Findings

Key Debates

Summary

Chapter 2. Philosophy of Sport

Sigmund Loland, PhD, and Michael McNamee, PhD

Historical Overview of the Discipline

Main Theoretical Perspectives

Key Debates

Future Directions

Summary

Chapter 3. Psychology of Sport

David Lavallee, PhD, John Kremer, PhD, and Aidan Moran, PhD

Core Concepts

Main Theoretical Perspectives

Critical Findings

Key Debates

Summary

Part II. Community: Place, Space, Image, and the Social

Chapter 4. Anthropology of Sport

Alan Klein, PhD

Foundations in Sociocultural Anthropology

Post-1970: The Athletic El Dorado and the Anthropologists Who Seek Him

Looking Outward

Summary

Chapter 5. Sociology of Sport

Joseph Maguire, PhD

Historical Development and Core Concepts

Main Theoretical Perspectives

A Sociological Account of Sport: Critical Findings

Future Directions and Key Debates

Summary

Chapter 6. Geography of Sport

Christopher Gaffney, PhD

Historical Trajectory of the Geography of Sport

Core Concepts

Main Theoretical Perspectives

Key Debates and Critical Findings

Future Directions

Summary

Chapter 7. Media Studies and Sport

David Rowe, PhD

Historical Connections and Questions in Media Studies

Understanding Media: Core Concepts

Media Powers and Routines: Main Theoretical Perspectives

Critical Findings and Key Debates in Sport and Media

Conclusion: Sport and Media Studies in Transition

Part III. Capital: Wealth, Power, and Resources

Chapter 8. Economics and Sport

Stefan Szymanski, PhD

Professional League Model: Theory and Policy

Productivity Studies

Economic Impact: Measurement, Theory, and Policy

Sport, Physical Activity, and Well-Being

Illustrations of Economic Issues

Conclusions

Chapter 9. Political Science and Sport

Jonathan Grix, PhD

Core Concepts in Political Science

Study of Sport and Politics

Research Paradigms and Theoretical Perspectives in Political Science

Applying Political Science and Sport: The Governance of Sport and the Politics of Mega-Events

Summary

Chapter 10. International Relations and Sport

Roger Levermore, PhD, and Aaron Beacom, PhD

Core Concepts and Main Theoretical Perspectives

Critical Findings and Key Debates

Summary

Part IV. Governance: Regulation, Organization, and Implementation

Chapter 11. Sport and the Law

Deborah Healey, LLB, LLM (Hons)

The Global Organization and Regulation of Sport

Overview: The Place of Law in Sport

Are the Courts Always Interested in Sport?

Governance

Aspects of Industry Self-Regulation in Sport

Summary

Chapter 12. Sport and Social Policy

Ramón Spaaij, PhD

Discipline of Social Policy: A Historical Overview

Main Theoretical Perspectives

Key Concepts

Key Debates

Summary

Chapter 13. Sport and Management Studies

Lucie Thibault, PhD

Sport as a Unique Industry

Historical Overview

Core Concepts

Main Theoretical Perspectives

Critical Findings

Key Debates

Summary

Chapter 14. Sport and Education

Dawn Penney, PhD

Core Concepts

Theoretical Perspectives

Critical Findings

Key Debates

Summary

Joseph Maguire, PhD, is a professor of sociology of sport in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. He is a past president of both the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) and International Sociological Association Research Committee 27 (Sociology of Sport). He is on the executive board of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education and has acted as an assessor for the Association of Commonwealth Universities Scholarship Scheme. He has served on scientific committees for the World Congress of Sociology and has presented papers at the American Sociological Association, British Sociological Association, and World Congresses in Sociology and the Sociology of Sport. He is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College. His recent publications include the single-authored text Reflections on Process Sociology and Sport: Walking the Line and the coedited texts Sport Across Asia: Politics, Cultures, and Identities and Sport and Migration: Borders, Boundaries and Crossings.

Joseph Maguire

Social Sciences in Sport

$99.00 USD

Social Sciences in Sport presents discipline-specific knowledge in the social sciences, which aids in understanding the problems and potential of contemporary sport practices and experiences. This interdisciplinary reference provides in-depth coverage of sport studies and 14 social sciences, drawing connections across these disciplines to illuminate key issues and illustrate possibilities for change.

Written by leading figures in the social sciences, the book synthesizes theory and research in social science and sport into four distinct areas:

• Identity, which discusses individual development and ethical considerations from history, philosophy, and psychology

• Community, which considers anthropology, sociology, geography, and media studies when looking at sport in social groups

• Capital, which draws research in status, wealth, power, and resources from economics, political science, and international relations

• Governance, which discusses the enhancement of sport through law, social policy, management studies, and education

Organized around these topics into four parts, this reference places sport in the broader social sciences, showing where researchers in kinesiology and other disciplines can augment their knowledge base. Noting the range of issues and concerns in today’s sport environment, readers will analyze the potential of a human development model in sport studies.

Editor Joseph Maguire and an esteemed team of contributors present the evolution of sport in various social sciences. A stage-setting introduction explains the relevance of a social scientific perspective on sport and physical activity, and part introductions outline many relationships between the social sciences and sport. Chapters include a historical overview of the discipline or subject area, the core concepts and main theoretical perspectives in that area of expertise, critical findings, and the contemporary debates that characterize sport.

Equipped with the social scientific knowledge and new perspectives from this essential collection, students and practitioners will be able to navigate classic and emerging issues in sport. Whether readers are social scientists considering sport as a subject of study or sport studies scholars attempting to make connections with the broader disciplines, Social Sciences in Sport promotes development of and through sport.

Audience

Reference for libraries, students, and scholars in a variety of social sciences researching sport studies and social science in sport contexts. Also a text for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in sport studies, social theory and sport, and sport and the social sciences.

Introduction: Making the Case for the Social Sciences of Sport, Exercise, and Health

The Sport Ethic and the Natural Sciences

Proposing a Human Development Model

Part I. Identity: Definitions, Development, and the Individual

Chapter 1. History of Sport

Wray Vamplew, PhD

Relationships With Other Disciplines

Core Concepts

Main Theoretical Perspectives

Critical Findings

Key Debates

Summary

Chapter 2. Philosophy of Sport

Sigmund Loland, PhD, and Michael McNamee, PhD

Historical Overview of the Discipline

Main Theoretical Perspectives

Key Debates

Future Directions

Summary

Chapter 3. Psychology of Sport

David Lavallee, PhD, John Kremer, PhD, and Aidan Moran, PhD

Core Concepts

Main Theoretical Perspectives

Critical Findings

Key Debates

Summary

Part II. Community: Place, Space, Image, and the Social

Chapter 4. Anthropology of Sport

Alan Klein, PhD

Foundations in Sociocultural Anthropology

Post-1970: The Athletic El Dorado and the Anthropologists Who Seek Him

Looking Outward

Summary

Chapter 5. Sociology of Sport

Joseph Maguire, PhD

Historical Development and Core Concepts

Main Theoretical Perspectives

A Sociological Account of Sport: Critical Findings

Future Directions and Key Debates

Summary

Chapter 6. Geography of Sport

Christopher Gaffney, PhD

Historical Trajectory of the Geography of Sport

Core Concepts

Main Theoretical Perspectives

Key Debates and Critical Findings

Future Directions

Summary

Chapter 7. Media Studies and Sport

David Rowe, PhD

Historical Connections and Questions in Media Studies

Understanding Media: Core Concepts

Media Powers and Routines: Main Theoretical Perspectives

Critical Findings and Key Debates in Sport and Media

Conclusion: Sport and Media Studies in Transition

Part III. Capital: Wealth, Power, and Resources

Chapter 8. Economics and Sport

Stefan Szymanski, PhD

Professional League Model: Theory and Policy

Productivity Studies

Economic Impact: Measurement, Theory, and Policy

Sport, Physical Activity, and Well-Being

Illustrations of Economic Issues

Conclusions

Chapter 9. Political Science and Sport

Jonathan Grix, PhD

Core Concepts in Political Science

Study of Sport and Politics

Research Paradigms and Theoretical Perspectives in Political Science

Applying Political Science and Sport: The Governance of Sport and the Politics of Mega-Events

Summary

Chapter 10. International Relations and Sport

Roger Levermore, PhD, and Aaron Beacom, PhD

Core Concepts and Main Theoretical Perspectives

Critical Findings and Key Debates

Summary

Part IV. Governance: Regulation, Organization, and Implementation

Chapter 11. Sport and the Law

Deborah Healey, LLB, LLM (Hons)

The Global Organization and Regulation of Sport

Overview: The Place of Law in Sport

Are the Courts Always Interested in Sport?

Governance

Aspects of Industry Self-Regulation in Sport

Summary

Chapter 12. Sport and Social Policy

Ramón Spaaij, PhD

Discipline of Social Policy: A Historical Overview

Main Theoretical Perspectives

Key Concepts

Key Debates

Summary

Chapter 13. Sport and Management Studies

Lucie Thibault, PhD

Sport as a Unique Industry

Historical Overview

Core Concepts

Main Theoretical Perspectives

Critical Findings

Key Debates

Summary

Chapter 14. Sport and Education

Dawn Penney, PhD

Core Concepts

Theoretical Perspectives

Critical Findings

Key Debates

Summary

Joseph Maguire, PhD, is a professor of sociology of sport in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. He is a past president of both the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) and International Sociological Association Research Committee 27 (Sociology of Sport). He is on the executive board of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education and has acted as an assessor for the Association of Commonwealth Universities Scholarship Scheme. He has served on scientific committees for the World Congress of Sociology and has presented papers at the American Sociological Association, British Sociological Association, and World Congresses in Sociology and the Sociology of Sport. He is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College. His recent publications include the single-authored text Reflections on Process Sociology and Sport: Walking the Line and the coedited texts Sport Across Asia: Politics, Cultures, and Identities and Sport and Migration: Borders, Boundaries and Crossings.

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