Sport Sociology

SAGE
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"A welcome addition for those who teach sports studies... Used as a primer, this book provides readers with excellent introduction to the key sociological concepts, methods, and theories, and, also offers useful examples and contextualised discussions that beginners to the realm of sociology will no doubt appreciate. Beedie has compiled for students a good companion text that could certainly be used in conjunction with more detailed books, and, to guide students through more complex academic texts. Students have certainly appreciated Beedie's efforts to help them apply sociological rigour to analysing their sporting worlds, identities and experiences."
- Geoffery Kohe, Worcester University

"This should be highly useful for any sports studies students who are encountering the sociology of sport for the first time, even those who have previously studied sociology."
- Alison Cain, Hertfordshire University

Sociology is central to the study of sport in higher education. This reader-friendly textbook introduces all of the subject’s core themes, such as power, diversity and mediation, and relates them to major contemporary social issues such as commercialisation and globalisation.

Special emphasis is given throughout to examples drawn from the UK and to the significance of the 2012 Olympics. Theoretical explanation is fully supported by case studies, practical and reflective exercises and guidance on further study.
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About the author

Paul Beedie is Principal Lecturer in the School of PE and Sport Science at the University of Bedfordshire. His PhD came out of a fascination with the sociology of adventure, and his publications, scholarly activity and teaching all reflect this theme. Paul is currently subject leader for the socio-cultural staff in the School and involved in a range of professional developments including curriculum development and research productivity.

Peter Craig is Principal Lecturer in the School of PE and Sport Science at the University of Bedfordshire, where he has acquired extensive experience of teaching and course development. He is currently the programme leader for Sport, Media and Culture. Peter is also a researcher and has published widely on sport sociology. In addition to his academic work, he coaches basketball and athletics.

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Publisher
SAGE
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Published on
May 24, 2010
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Pages
312
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ISBN
9781844457267
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Sociology / General
Sports & Recreation / Sociology of Sports
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