The Sociology of Sports-Talk Radio

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Author: Robert L. Kerr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319672533

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 99

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The Sociology of Sports-Talk Radio is the latest sports-media scholarship from the author of How Postmodernism Explains Football and Football Explains Postmodernism, winner of the 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the National Communication Association ’s Communication and Sport Division. The book provides a descriptive analysis of the social interaction transpiring in what the author has conceptualized as the “the hyper-mediated marketplace of sports narratives.” It examines the social structures and processes that make sports-talk radio such a vibrant societal milieu, and seeks to identify the essential sociological dynamics that make all that endless chatter so vital to listeners. A qualitative, descriptive analytical focus on this remarkable platform—where people come together to interact insistently, colorfully, and often with stunning ferocity—highlights key processes by which human communicators construct meaning.

The Sociology of Sport and Physical Education

An Introductory Reader

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Author: Anthony Laker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415235936

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This text, intended for undergraduates on various education and sport related degree courses, covers the key, current issues in the field of sociology of sport and physical education. The first section of the text covers the importance of sport in culture, its theoretical background, and methodological issues in research. The main body of the text then discusses issues including the sporting body, participation and socialisation into sport, the hidden curriculum, critical pedagogy, and sport and the media. Laker discusses in depth gender, race and ethnicity, class, and equality, and he looks at sport and the media, and the involvement of politics. The chapters are each rounded off with challenging 'reflection' questions, activities and tasks for the reader to fulfill.

The Sociology of Sports

An Introduction, 2d ed.

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Author: Tim Delaney,Tim Madigan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476621918

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 468

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In its second edition, this book takes a fresh approach to the study of sports, presenting key concepts such as socialization, economics, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, the media and the role of sports in society. The authors offer a critical examination but highlight also the many positive aspects of sports. Each chapter concludes with a popular culture section, showing how films, television, video games, music and short stories have contributed to our understanding of sports’ significance to our lives. Other features include up-to-date information—such as statistics on player and owner salaries—and a look at recent controversies in sports, such as performance-enhancing drugs, domestic violence, online gambling and the growing concern over concussions and post-career health problems. The value of sports for people with physical disabilities and special needs is discussed, as well as the development of sports studies programs and the continuing importance of “sportsmanship.” The final chapter explores how social media, as well as new forms of virtual reality and the prevalence of video gaming, are reshaping the concept of what constitutes a sport. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality

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Author: Jennifer Hargreaves,Eric Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136326960

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport sociology, covering the field comprehensively, as well as signalling ideas for future research and analysis. Wide-ranging across different historical periods, different sports, and different local and global contexts, the book incorporates personal, ideological and political narratives; varied conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches; and examples of complexities and nuanced ways of understanding the gendered and sexualized dynamics of sport. It examines structural and cultural forms of gender segregation, homophobia, heteronormativity and transphobia, as well as the ideological struggles and changes that have led to nuanced ways of thinking about the sport, gender and sexuality nexus. This is a landmark work of reference that will be a key resource for students and researchers working in sport studies, gender studies, sexuality studies or sociology.

Sports in Society : Issues and Controversies

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Author: Coakley, Jay J,Donnelly, Peter

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson

ISBN: 9780070914766

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 576

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A new, Canadian edition of a market-leading text!Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, First Canadian Editionis the definitive text for the sociology of sport course. The text’s global, issues-oriented approach to the study of sports in Canadian society promotes discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students to develop critical thinking skills.

Beer, Babes, and Balls

Masculinity and Sports Talk Radio

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Author: David Nylund

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791472385

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 190

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Looks at contemporary sports talk radio and its relations to both traditional and newer forms of masculinity.

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masculinity and sports talk radio

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Author: David Keith Nylund

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Masculinity in sports

Page: 472

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Media/Society

Industries, Images, and Audiences

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Author: David Croteau,William Hoynes

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761987734

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 409

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The Third Edition of this popular text provides students with an overview of the entire media process, with an emphasis on how social forces influence the media and how media potentially affect society.

The Sport and Society Reader

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Author: David Karen,Robert E. Washington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415772495

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

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'The Sport and Society Reader' introduces the most important theoretical approaches to the study of sport and comprehensively explores the key themes that define the discipline.

Sociological Abstracts

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Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

(Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings

A Critical Approach

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Author: Dr Amélie Perron,Professor Dave Holmes,Professor Trudy Rudge

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140949506X

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

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This comprehensive volume explores various forms of violence in health care settings. Using a broad range of critical approaches in the field of anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, political philosophy and sociology, it examines violence following three definite yet interrelated streams: institutional and managerial violence against health care workers or patients; horizontal violence amongst health care providers and finally, patients' violence towards health care providers. Drawing together the latest research from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US, (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings engages with the work of critical theorists such as Bourdieu, Butler, Foucault, Latour, and Žižek, amongst others, to address the issue of violence and theorise its workings in creative and controversial ways. As such, it will be of interest to sociologists and anthropologists with research expertise in health, medicine, violence and organisations, as well as to health care professionals.

Towards a Sociology of Schizophrenia

Humanistic Reflections

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Author: Keith Doubt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780802008459

Category: Psychology

Page: 124

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Schizophrenia, at one time considered by many clinicians to be a psychological response to an oppressive upbringing, is now generally accepted as a physical illness. While Keith Doubt does not quarrel with this current view, he does challenge the positivist assumptions that tend to accompany it. Throughout this fascinating survey of the literature on schizophrenia, Doubt presents a critique of society's neglect of the mentally ill and promotes a humanistic understanding of the affected person as a social being. Doubt draws on several disciplines and uses the works of such diverse writers as Vygotsky, Piaget, Deleuze, Laing, and Torrey. While he rebukes medical practitioners for ignoring the social dimensions of schizophrenia, he is equally critical of post-modernism's tendency to valorize the mentally ill. Nor does he sympathize with particular sociological approaches which, he believes, emphasize society's reactions to the illness - often at the expense of the afflicted person. Thus, a major part of Doubt's project is to place the individual at the centre of sociological theorizing about schizophrenia. This thought-provoking study offers an alternative perspective on schizophrenia to scholars and professionals, as well as to those who live with the disease. Doubt offers practical recommendations, which he hopes will bring some relief to sufferers, and helpful insights to those engaged in treating or assisting people with schizophrenia.

Men's Lives

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Author: Michael S. Kimmel,Michael A. Messner

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205485451

Category: Psychology

Page: 644

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Edited by two of the field's most prominent researchers, this best-selling reader on men and masculinity contains the most current articles available. Organized around themes that define masculinity, this reader takes a life-course perspective, using the idea that men (as well as women) are "gendered" and that this gendering process is a central experience for men. New to This Edition Twenty-four readings are new to this edition. New topics include: being a male, pro-feminist college instructor; the meaning of being labeled a "fag"; growing up as a "sissy" (gender non-conforming) boy; ritualized homosexual behavior among the "Tarfs," a subculture of the Nacirema; sexual assault in military academies; male cheerleaders; drag queens; fathering in modern American society; images of masculinity in beer and liquor ads; sexuality and sports talk radio; and the culture of aggression and violence among ice hockey players.

Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities

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Author: Professor Department of Sociology Michael S Kimmel,Michael S. Kimmel,Jeff Hearn,Robert W. Connell,Raewyn Connell,Professor Jeff R Hearn

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923695

Category: Social Science

Page: 505

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The Handbook of Studies on Men and Masculinities is an interdisciplinary and international culmination of the growth of men's studies that also offers insight about future directions for the field. The Handbook provides a broad view of masculinities primarily across the social sciences, with the inclusion of important debates in some areas of the humanities and natural sciences. The various approaches presented in this Handbook range across different disciplines, theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and conceptualizations in relation to the topic of men. Editors Michael S. Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, and Robert W. Connell have assembled an esteemed group of contributors who are among the best-known experts in their particular fields.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Media and Their Publics

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Author: Michael Higgins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335219308

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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The public is so central to discussions of the role of broadcasting in civil society that it often passes without comment. This work offers a critical insight into this key component of media policy and practice. It covers areas such as techniques of political interview and political discussion programmes.

Big Game, Small World

A Basketball Adventure

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Author: Alexander Wolff

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446561312

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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Alex Wolff canvasses the globe and travels to 16 different countries (and 10 states in the U.S.) to find out exactly why basketball has become a worldwide phenomenon. Whether it's in a pick-up game on the Royal court in Bhutan, in the heart of a former female college player of the year turned cloistered nun, in the tragedy of the legendary junior national team in war torn Yugoslavia, or in the life's work of one of the greatest players to ever play in the NBA, Alex Wolff discovers that basketball can define an individual, a race, a culture, and in some instances even a country. Fusing John Feinstein's talent for finding the human drama behind sport with Bill Bryson's travelogue style, Wolff shows how the power and love of basketball extends to the four corners of the earth and engages people of all cultures, races, genders, and generations.