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Sport and Society : A Student Introduction (Reprint) (Paperback) (Barrie Houlihan)

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Fully updated and revised, the Third Edition of Barrie Houlihan and Dominic Malcolm's ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, accessible, international, and engaging. This popular book:
  • Approaches the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective
  • Presents the importance of social structure, power, and inequality in analyzing the nature and significance of sport in society
  • Addresses the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport
  • Engages in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions
  • Expands students' knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and extensive bibliographies
This third edition contains five new chapters which address the key contemporary issues of: lifestyle sport; sport for development and peace; the governance of international sport organisations; sports fandom; and sport in East Asia. It also comes with  a companion website to assist student learning, with links to journal articles (free to download), further recommended reading, key chapter features and a comprehensive glossary.

A superb teaching text, this new edition will be relished by instructors seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their learning and research needs.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 582
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Sociology of Sports
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Author: Barrie Houlihan
Language: English
Street Date: January 5, 2016
TCIN: 50646198
UPC: 9781446276181
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-5409
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