Sociology of North American Sport

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THE 9TH EDITION OF THIS BEST-SELLING TEXT IS COMING SOON. PREORDER YOUR EXAM COPY NOW!The book that set the standard for sports textbooks has been extensively updated and revised for its new 9th edition. The authors are experienced text authors and former athletes and coaches. In this new edition, they bring a unique perspective to topics much on the minds of students, teachers, and young athletes. Sage and Eitzen offer a compact yet comprehensive and integrated perspective of sport in North American society. Analyzes sport within a consistent sociological framework, emphasizing structural explanations. Demythologizes sport by taking a critical approach. Incorporates race, class, and gender throughout the text as well as in devoted chapter treatments. New to this Edition More application of sociological approaches functionalism, conflict theory, social interactionism, critical race theory to specific chapter themes. Expanded coverage of Native Americans, Latinos, Asians, and other groups. Updated literature, statistics, and web resources throughout. Many new theme boxes and photos. Updates and additions to text material include: Sports academies and youth sports, along with the changing roles of parents and coaches in youth sports. The global economic recession and its impact throughout sports. The body and gender in amateur and professional sports and in the media. New features on great African American jockeys and on the declining number of black baseball players today. Equipment and technology in sports, and on sports video and video games. The use of new media, including Twitter, in sports. The reach of national media like ESPN into high school sports. Substance abuse, including young amateur athletes. Expanded opportunities for women in professional and college sports.

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D. Stanley Eitzen, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Colorado State University, earned his PhD at the University of Kansas. Although he is well known for his scholarship on homelessness, poverty, social inequality, power, family, and criminology, he is best known for his contributions to the sociology of sport. In 1996, he was selected to be a Sports Ethics Fellow at the Institute for International Sport. He is the author of Sport in Contemporary Society, 9th Edition (Paradigm 2011). George H. Sage is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Kinesiology at the University of Northern Colorado. He has published more than fifty articles and is the author of many books, including Globalizing Sport: How Corporations, Media, and Politics Are Changing Sports (Paradigm 2010). He was inducted into the National Association for Sport and Physical Education Hall of Fame in 2006. He is the past president of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport.


After reading this valuable book, students will never see sport in quite the same way. They will understand how sport connects--in both problematic and constructive way--with their daily lives in families, schools, politics, and the mass media. --Michael A. Messner, University of Southern California

The authors continue their brilliant work in challenging the boundaries of sport sociology. This is absolutely must reading for anybody interested in the field. --Richard Lapchick, University of Central Florida

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