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 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.

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.

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.

Sociology of North American Sport

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Author: D. Stanley Eitzen,George Harvey Sage

Publisher: Paradigm Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 386

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The book that set the standard for sports textbooks has been extensively revised and updated for its new eighth edition. Among the many new topical additions are elite child athletics, gambling in college sports, performance enhancement drugs, sport and nationalism after 9/11, the Beijing Olympics, Nike and other corporations, the power of media in sport, and more on minorities and on disabilities in sport. The authors are experiences text authors as well as former athletes and coaches. They bring a unique perspective to topics that are current and much on the minds of students and professors competing in an ever more challenging sport environment--one beset by scandal, pressed for revenue production, and riddled with inequality.

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.

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.

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.

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.