Learning Culture through Sports (2nd ed.)

Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports

by Sandra Spickard Prettyman, Brian Lampman, Doug Abrams, Jay Coakley, Cheryl Cooky, Rylee Dionigi, Keith Harrison, Angela J. Hattery, Jackson Katz, C. Richard King, Kyle Kusz, Carwyn Jones, Richard Lapchick, Mary McDonald, Leanne Norman, Genevieve Rail, Barbara Ravel, Earl Smith, Ellen Staurowsky, Cheria Thomas, Sanford S. Williams

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  • 9781442206304
  • 9781442206328
In today's culture, sports wield a weight influence; this influence, however, is rarely examined. Similar to the first edition, this second edition of Learning Culture Through Sports provides coaches, educators, parents, and others dealing with students and athletes with an engaging and critical context for probing the sociological basis of this influence. The book's sections each address a particular issue in sport: youth and sport; gender and sexuality; race and ethnicity; sport, media, and big business; and international perspectives on sport and participation. Leading experts in the field present new and exciting avenues for exploring sport in our world, allowing us to recognize its tremendous influence, both positive and negative, in our lives and in our world. This new edition also includes cutting-edge research examining contemporary issues and controversies surrounding sport today. These issues, analyzed from multiple perspectives, will inspire readers to change the game in positive ways.

  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781442206328
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: Learning Culture through Sports
  • Author: Sandra Spickard Prettyman (ed.); Brian Lampman (ed.); Doug Abrams (contrib.); Jay Coakley (contrib.); Cheryl Cooky (contrib.); Rylee Dionigi (contrib.); Keith Harrison (contrib.); Angela J. Hattery (contrib.); Jackson Katz (contrib.); C. Richard King (contrib.); Kyle Kusz (contrib.); Carwyn Jones (contrib.); Richard Lapchick (contrib.); Mary McDonald (contrib.); Leanne Norman (contrib.); Genevieve Rail (contrib.); Barbara Ravel (contrib.); Earl Smith (contrib.); Ellen Staurowsky (contrib.); Cheria Thomas (contrib.); Sanford S. Williams (contrib.)
  • Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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  • 9781442206304
  • 9781442206328

In The Press

Through these essays, written by a distinguished group of contributors, students can discover how the sports they take for granted can be a window into understanding the world in which they live.


About The Author

Sandra Spickard Prettyman is associate professor of educational foundations and leadership at the University of Akron. Brian Lampman is a high school social studies teacher in Saline, Michigan, where he also coaches menOs varsity soccer.