Nelson Higher Education

Higher Education

Key Concepts in Sports Studies, 1st Edition

  • Stephen Wagg
  • Belinda Wheaton
  • Carlton Brick
  • Jayne Caudwell
  • ISBN-10: 076194964X
  • ISBN-13: 9780761949640
  • 0 Pages | Hardcover
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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"A refreshingly critical contribution to the major debates in sports studies, this volume will nicely complement the conventional texts. The entries are well structured, introducing and explaining the arguments, and then applying them to current sports policies and controversies. I admire the material and will recommend it to my students" - Professor Dave Harris, University College Plymouth, Marjon Written by experienced academics use to teaching the subject, this book will help students and researchers find their way within the diverse field of sport studies. Clear, well researched entries explain the key concepts in the debates surrounding the social significance and social dynamics of sport. Each entry provides: Clear Definitions, Relevant Examples,Up-to-date Suggestions for Further Reading, and Informative Cross-Referencing. Valuable in its parts and indispensable as a whole, this book will provide a stimulating, practical guide to the relationship between sport and society.

Table of Contents

Alienation
Amateurism
Capitalism
Commodification
Consumption
Culture
Discourse & Post-Structuralism
Doping, Drugs
Ethics
Ethnography
Extreme
Fandom
Feminism
Gender
Globalisation
Habitus
Hegemony
History
Identity & Difference
Ideology
Imperialism
Marxism
Methods
Olympism
Politics, Policy & Power
Postmodernism / Postmodernity
Race & Ethnicity
Rationalism
Semiotics
Sexuality
Social Class
State, Nation & Nationalism
The Body
The Civilizing Process
The Environment
The Sociological Imagination