Sport in society : issues and controversies


Sport in society : issues and controversies

Jay J. Coakley

Irwin/McGraw-Hill, c1998

6th ed

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 525-554) and indexes



This edition uses an issues-oriented approach to study the role of sport in today's society. It discusses current sports-related controversies and includes new material comparing the sociology and psychology of distinguishing the two related disciplines. The book features expanded coverage of critical and feminist theory with the aim of giving a more complete background of viewpoints used in the sociology of sports research. Chapters on sports and socialization look at the experience and consequence of sport involvement and cover concepts of power and performance sports versus pleasure and participation with examples of research dealing with socialization issues.


  • The sociology of sport
  • using social theories
  • a look at the past
  • sport and socialization
  • sports and children
  • deviance in sports
  • aggression in society
  • gender
  • race and ethnicity
  • social class
  • sports and the economy
  • sports and the media
  • sports and politics
  • sports in high school and college
  • sports and religion
  • sports in the 21st century.

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