Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity

Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • ISBN: 9781450421027
  • Author: Kathy M Jamieson and Maureen M Smith
    Format: Paperback
    Publication Date: October 2016
Price: £28.99

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Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity presents information on sociology of sport to prepare readers for advanced study or practice in the field. A quick professional reference and an excellent resource for students, this text offers insights into this exciting field, explores the impact of sport in society, and examines careers in sport and physical activity that can benefit from sociological insights.

Contents

Series Preface
Preface
Acknowledgments

Part I. Introduction to the Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
Chapter 1. What Is Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity?
    Sport and Physical Activity as Cultural Context
    Origins and Key Movements
    Functions of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
    Goals of the Field
    The Short of It
Chapter 2. What Can I Do With Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity?
    Advocates for Ethical and Humane Sports and Physical Activity
    Allied Professionals in the Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
    Academic Professionals in the Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
    Building New Sociological Knowledge in Sport and Physical Activity
    Techniques for Sociological Knowledge Construction
    Thinking Beyond Sport
    The Short of It

Part II. Building Blocks of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
Chapter 3. Sport, Physical Activity, and the Major Spheres of Life
    Seeing Social Life as Harmonious or Conflictual
    Learning to See the Interdependence of Sport and Major Spheres of Life
    The Short of It
Chapter 4. Body Projects in Sport and Physical Activity
    The Physical Body as Cultural Artifact
    Sociologists See Governing Structures for Embodiment and Body Projects
    The Short of It
Chapter 5. Diversity, Difference, and Power in Sport and Physical Activity
    Sport, Physical Activity, and Social Stratification
    Systems of Power Are Not Individual Identities
    Social Conditions Versus Individual Identities
    The Short of It
Chapter 6. Sport and Physical Activity in National and International Unity
    Linking Sport to the Nation
    Sport and Nationalism
    Sport and Globalization
    Corporate Nationalism
    The Short of It
Chapter 7. Sport and Physical Activity in Societal Change
    Types of Social Change in Sport and Physical Activity
    Sport Development and Sport for Development
    The Process of Social Change
    Four Stages of Social Movements
    Sport and Physical Activity Advance Social Change
    The Short of It

Epilogue: The Future of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
Appendix A: Learn More About Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
Appendix B: Implementing Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity in the Real World
References
Index
About the Authors