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Sport, Power, and Society: Institutions and Practices: A Reader (Hardback)
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Sport, Power, and Society: Institutions and Practices: A Reader (Hardback)

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Hardback 484 Pages / Published: 13/06/2019
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This comprehensive collection examines the culture of sport and its relationship with various social institutions. The editors first provide a broad overview of the field and describe the ways in which the concept of sport as a meritocratic contest is undermined by the powerful social structures within which it is embedded. Sections focus on political economy, violence, the media, education, politics, fans and community, and the body. Primary readings from noted scholars in each section address current issues such as the presence of big-time sports in educational institutions; the effects of corporate media; race and class relations; professional athletes' ties to politics; and how sports alter perceptions and practices regarding beauty and health. In addition, entertaining and provocative essays from journalists supplement academic readings and spotlight key issues. Section introductions from the editors connect the readings to a theoretical framework that explores the perspectives of new institutionalism, cultural hegemony, social capital, and symbolic interaction and cultural construction. Providing a cohesive foundation for a wide range of readings, Sport, Power, and Society is a must-have resource for understanding the current issues and debates surrounding the interactions of sport and society.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780367097370
Number of pages: 484
Weight: 1048 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Bob Washington and David Karen's "Sport, Power, and Society: Institutions and Practices" is an invaluable addition to the literature covering so many of the current controversies in sports, including the political economy of pro sports, sports in the media, sports in education, and, of course, sports in politics. It includes a variety of points of view on all sport subjects, concluding with sections on the fans and community in sport, violence and injuries, and body culture, which make fascinating reading. It is a compelling anthology of articles from our best writers on this subject. I highly recommend it."
--Richard Lapchick, Chair of DeVos Sport Business Management Program and Director, Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
"Big-time kudos and many thanks to Robert Washington and David Karen for making life so much easier for many of us in the growing community of college professors committed to teaching first-rate courses on sports. This anthology, with its fine introduction penned by the editors and featuring carefully-selected articles addressing absolutely central topics such as the political economy of sports; sports and the media; sports and education; sports and politics; fandom and community in sports; body culture and sports; and violence and injuries in sports, renders the laborious ritual of assembling appropriate course packs totally obsolete and unnecessary. Washington and Karen deserve our praise for an intellectually sound and pedagogically helpful project which offers us a splendid array of readings for a wide-ranging and probing sports course."
--Andrei S. Markovits, University of Michigan; Co-author of "Gaming the World and Offside"
"Washington and Karen have prepared an important reader that presents multiple perspectives and allows us to rethink what it means to take sport seriously. This collection is essential reading for studying and learning about the dynamic of power in sport and in society."
--Eli A. Wolff
Bob Washington and David Karen s "Sport, Power, and Society: Institutions and Practices" is an invaluable addition to the literature covering so many of the current controversies in sports, including the political economy of pro sports, sports in the media, sports in education, and, of course, sports in politics. It includes a variety of points of view on all sport subjects, concluding with sections on the fans and community in sport, violence and injuries, and body culture, which make fascinating reading. It is a compelling anthology of articles from our best writers on this subject. I highly recommend it.
Richard Lapchick, Chair of DeVos Sport Business Management Program and Director, Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
Big-time kudos and many thanks to Robert Washington and David Karen for making life so much easier for many of us in the growing community of college professors committed to teaching first-rate courses on sports. This anthology, with its fine introduction penned by the editors and featuring carefully-selected articles addressing absolutely central topics such as the political economy of sports; sports and the media; sports and education; sports and politics; fandom and community in sports; body culture and sports; and violence and injuries in sports, renders the laborious ritual of assembling appropriate course packs totally obsolete and unnecessary. Washington and Karen deserve our praise for an intellectually sound and pedagogically helpful project which offers us a splendid array of readings for a wide-ranging and probing sports course.
Andrei S. Markovits, University of Michigan; Co-author of "Gaming the World and Offside"
Washington and Karen have prepared an important reader that presents multiple perspectives and allows us to rethink what it means to take sport seriously. This collection is essential reading for studying and learning about the dynamic of power in sport and in society.
Eli A. Wolff, Center for Sport in Society at Northeastern University"
Bob Washington and David Karen's Sport, Power, and Society: Institutions and Practices is an invaluable addition to the literature covering so many of the current controversies in sports, including the political economy of pro sports, sports in the media, sports in education, and, of course, sports in politics. It includes a variety of points of view on all sport subjects, concluding with sections on the fans and community in sport, violence and injuries, and body culture, which make fascinating reading. It is a compelling anthology of articles from our best writers on this subject. I highly recommend it.
Richard Lapchick, Chair of DeVos Sport Business Management Program and Director, Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport "
"Bob Washington and David Karen's Sport, Power, and Society: Institutions and Practices is an invaluable addition to the literature covering so many of the current controversies in sports, including the political economy of pro sports, sports in the media, sports in education, and, of course, sports in politics. It includes a variety of points of view on all sport subjects, concluding with sections on the fans and community in sport, violence and injuries, and body culture, which make fascinating reading. It is a compelling anthology of articles from our best writers on this subject. I highly recommend it."
--Richard Lapchick, Chair of DeVos Sport Business Management Program and Director, Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport
-Bob Washington and David Karen's Sport, Power, and Society: Institutions and Practices is an invaluable addition to the literature covering so many of the current controversies in sports, including the political economy of pro sports, sports in the media, sports in education, and, of course, sports in politics. It includes a variety of points of view on all sport subjects, concluding with sections on the fans and community in sport, violence and injuries, and body culture, which make fascinating reading. It is a compelling anthology of articles from our best writers on this subject. I highly recommend it.-
--Richard Lapchick, Chair of DeVos Sport Business Management Program and Director, Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport

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