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Social Issues in Sport 3rd Edition PDF

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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. 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.

    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

    About the Author

    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.


    “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


    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample syllabus and a list of supplemental resources.

    Test package. Sample test questions include multiple-choice and essay.

    Chapter quizzes. Includes review questions for each chapter that instructors can use in their lessons to gauge student comprehension. Compatible with learning management systems, these quizzes offer easy grading and record keeping for instructors.

    Presentation package. Includes PowerPoint slides for instructor use that outline the text in a lecture-friendly format. These slides can be edited, rearranged, inserted into pre-existing presentations, or distributed as handouts in class.