Sociocultural Issues in Sport and Physical Activity
BookSociocultural Issues in Physical Activity explores the intersections between modern physical activity and society. The text surpasses the scope of sociological texts that focus solely on sports, covering a broad range of physical activities such as fitness, dance, weightlifting, and others. The authors emphasize the promotion of healthy individuals and a healthy body in the many movement settings where the body is active.
Sociocultural Issues in Physical Activity explores contemporary topics such as reducing disparities in education and income, increasing socioeconomic diversity in communities, the medicalization of fitness, the rise of cosmetic fitness, the promotion of physical activity as a requirement for health, and the globalization of the fitness industry. The text includes the following features to enhance student engagement:
- Chapter objectives help students achieve their learning goals
- Key points and terms to highlight important information throughout the text
- Active Bodies sidebars that offer context for concepts presented in the chapter and provide examples and applications
- Discussion questions that provide opportunities to reflect on chapter topics
Sociocultural Issues in Physical Activity offers a cross-cultural perspective of society, health, and the body in motion. Readers will finish the text with a greater understanding of social theory applications in physical culture.
AudienceUpper-undergraduate- and graduate-level textbook for students studying physical cultural studies, performance and body culture, sport and identity, sport and social issues, cultural economy of sport, or physical activity from a cross-cultural perspective.
Table of ContentsPart I. Body Institutions: Foundations and Considerations
Chapter 1. Introduction
David L. Andrews, Robert Pitter, and Brandon Wallace
Chapter 2. Politics of the Active Body
Andrew Grainger, Brandon Wallace, and David L. Andrews
Chapter 3. Critical Pedagogy and the Active Body
Ryan King-White and Matthew Hawzen
Chapter 4. Popular Culture and the Active Body
Michael D. Giardina and A. Lamont Williams
Chapter 5. Economies, Markets, and the Active Body
Adam Beissel and Chris McLeod
Part II. Body Stratification: Meanings and Social Identities
Chapter 6. Gender, Sex, and Physical Culture
Shannon Jette, David L. Andrews, and Robert Pitter
Chapter 7. Racialized Bodies and Black/Indigenous Physical Cultures
Brandon Wallace, Robert Pitter, and David L. Andrews
Chapter 8. Social Class, Habitus, and Physical Culture
Robert Pitter, and David L. Andrews
Chapter 9. (Dis)Ability, Sport, Activity and Public Health
Mollie Greenberg and Stephanie J. Cork
Part III. Body Movements: Scales and Spaces
Chapter 10. Medicine, Technology, and the Active Body
Chapter 11. Physical Activity and Communities
Robert Pitter, Brandon Wallace, and David L. Andrews
Chapter 12. The Active Body in Cities
Oliver J.C. Rick, Jacob J. Bustad, and Bryan C. Clift
Chapter 13. Globalization and Physical Activity
Joshua Newman, David L. Andrews, and Robert Pitter
Chapter 14. The Environment and the Active Body
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Test package. Contains questions in true-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay and short-answer, and multiple-choice formats.
Presentation package. Features PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make handouts for students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.