Written by established and acclaimed authors in the field of sports sociology, this book combines fascinating empirical studies and theoretical debates to examine sports identity in society today. This title was written by leading scholars in the field. It examines key issues, including race, disability and gender. It is the burgeoning area of study throughout sociology. Playing and watching sport can teach us a great deal about wider social issues. This book looks at how identities are constructed and reinforced in sport, exploring notions of race, class, sexuality and nationalism. With contributions from international experts, this book is key reading for students of sociology and sports studies.
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan