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Social Issues in Sport 4th Edition With HKPropel Access-Loose-Leaf Edition

Social Issues in Sport 4th Edition With HKPropel Access-Loose-Leaf Edition

$122.95 CAD


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    This is the loose-leaf version of Social Issues in Sport, Fourth Edition, which offers students a less expensive, printed version of the text.

    Social Issues in Sport, Fourth Edition With HKPropel Access, introduces students to the study of sport as a social phenomenon. It explores current trends in sport and examines complex connections between sport and politics, economics, religion, race, gender, youth, and more. Author Ronald Woods draws on his experience of more than 40 years as a professor, coach, and sport administrator to explore modern sport from historical and cultural perspectives. New coauthor B. Nalani Butler offers a fresh perspective to the study of sport from an emerging generation of Black female scholars. She draws on her background as an athlete and professor, and leverages her international experience from working with the Center for Sport, Peace and Society and the International Olympic Academy (IOA). The text’s presentation style, full-color design, and ample learning tools are designed to keep students engaged.

    Social Issues in Sport, Fourth Edition, addresses the Common Professional Component topics outlined by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). The text remains grounded in practical application and provides opportunities for students to examine real-world issues through the lens of social theory. The fourth edition also features the following enhancements:
    • Online learning tools delivered through HKPropel: case studies on current events, video lectures, and essay and multiple-choice questions to support applied learning and encourage critical thinking
    • Increased emphasis on emerging issues such as sport wagering, the use of social protest by athletes, sexual harassment of or by athletes, and sport safety
    • Discussions on the rise in popularity of esports and on the exploding influence of social media on athletes, spectators, and fans
    • Updated sidebars that address current topics such as the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on sport, offering a contemporary context to which students can apply the concepts in the text
    Social Issues in Sport, Fourth Edition, is streamlined into three parts, maintaining an accessible and student-friendly format that aligns with a 16-week semester. Part I sets the stage for studying sport from a sociological perspective by defining key terms and presenting crucial social theories. This section examines participation in sport, from spectators to performers, and explores sport economics through sport management, sport marketing, and sport media. Part II discusses sport institutions at all levels, from youth sport to Olympic competition. Part III is devoted to current issues and critically analyzes the effects of gender, race, economic status, religion, and government on sport. It also offers a detailed look at both ethics and deviance in sport.

    Social Issues in Sport, Fourth Edition, provides the foundations for critically examining the multifaceted roles of sport and physical activity in society. The information and activities offered by the text invite students to evaluate the sociocultural issues intertwined with sport and relate these themes to their own lives. Through this in-depth examination of sociocultural issues, students will be able to understand and appreciate the development of sport as a part and reflection of our society.

    Note: A code for accessing HKPropel is included with all new print books.


    An introductory textbook for courses in sociology of sport, social issues in sport, sport in society, and social aspects of sport; a professional reference for sport researchers.
    Part I. Studying Sports in Society

    Chapter 1. Sport and How We Study It
    Sport Through the Ages
    Definition of Sport
    Study of Sport
    Research Methods in Sport
    Social Theories
    Current Status of Sport Sociology
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 2. Impact of Sport Participants and Sport Spectators
    Sport Participants
    Factors Affecting Sport Participation
    Trends in Sport Participation
    Sport Spectators
    Trends in Spectator Sports
    Marketing to Participants and Spectators
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 3. Impact of Sport Business, Management, and Media
    Sport and the Economy
    Ownership in Professional Sport
    Sport as Monopoly
    Recreational Sport as a Business
    Sports Management as a Profession
    Sport and Media Evolution
    Interplay of Sport and Media
    How Sport Affects the Media
    How Sport-Related Social Issues Affect the Media
    Ideology of Sport Through the Media
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Part II. Sport as an Institution

    Chapter 4. Youth Sport and Development Through Sport
    Organized Youth Sport
    History and Benefits of Youth Sport
    Current Status of Youth Sport
    Sponsors of Youth Sport
    Privatization of Youth Sport
    Youth Development Through Sport and Physical Activity
    Categories of Youth Sport Development Programs
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 5. Coaching and Leadership in Sport
    Influence of Coaches
    Status of Coaching
    Coaching at Different Levels of Sport
    Coaching Personality
    Coaching Leadership Styles
    Challenges for the Future of Coaching
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 6. Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Sport
    Interscholastic Sport
    Intercollegiate Sport
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 7. International Sport and the Modern Olympic Games
    Globalization of Modern Sport
    U.S. Influence on World Sport
    The Olympics
    FIFA and the World Cup
    Athletes, Coaches, and Sport Labor Migration
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Part III. Sport, Society, and Culture

    Chapter 8. Sporting Behavior, Ethics, and Moral Behavior
    Sporting Behavior at Different Levels of Sport
    Youth Attitudes
    Development of Moral and Ethical Values
    Moral Values Applied to Sport
    Moral Values Taught Through Sport
    Strategies for Good Sporting Behavior
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 9. Race, Ethnicity, and Sport
    Classifications of Race and Ethnicity
    Sport Participation Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities
    Sport and Promoting Equality
    Minorities as Sport Leaders
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 10. Gender and Sport
    Gender Classification
    Women, Girls, and Sport
    Women and Sport Before Title IX
    Title IX
    Women and Sport After Title IX
    Social Issues in Women’s Sport
    Global Status of Women in Sport
    Barriers for Women in Sport
    Golden Age of Sport Reborn
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 11. Social Class and Sport
    Social Class
    Social Class and Sport Activity
    Control of Amateur and Professional Sport
    Class Mobility in Sport
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 12. Special Populations and Sport
    Americans with Disabilities Act
    American Disability Rights Movement
    Sport Participation for Athletes With a Physical Disability
    Sport Participation for Athletes With an Intellectual Disability
    Sport Participation for Older Athletes
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 13. Religion and Sport
    Religion and Sport in History
    Christian Influence on Sport
    Sport and Religions Other Than Christianity
    Use of Religion in Sport by Athletes
    Use of Sport by Athletes to Promote Religious Beliefs
    Use of Religion by Coaches, Organizations, and Owners
    Organizations Using Sport to Promote Religion
    Using Sport to Promote Christian Colleges and Secondary Schools
    Conflict Between Sport and Religion
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 14. Government, Politics, and Sport
    Government Promotion of Physical Activity and Health
    Government in Sport
    Government Promotion of Identity and Unity Among Citizens
    Nationalism and Sport
    Sport and the Promotion of Social Values
    Politics Within Sport
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 15. Deviance, Doping, and Violence in Sport
    Underconformity vs. Overconformity
    Performance Enhancement Through Drugs
    Eating Disorders in Sport
    Hazing in Sport
    Gambling and Sport
    Emotion and Sport
    Aggression and Sport
    Violence in Sport
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions

    Chapter 16. Future Trends in Sport
    Social Trends
    Conflict Between Performance Sport and Participation Sport
    Effects of Social Changes
    Effects of Spectatorship
    Data Analytics and Technology
    Effects of Electronic Media
    Environmental Sustainability
    Will Sport Change?
    Who Will Lead the Way?
    Who Will Fight for Change?
    Chapter Summary
    Discussion Questions
    Ronald B. Woods, PhD, is an adjunct professor of health science and human performance at the University of Tampa. He was a professor of physical education and men’s tennis coach at West Chester University in Pennsylvania for 17 years and was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame.

    Woods also spent 20 years with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and was the first director of player development charged with developing top junior players into successful playing professionals. He was honored by the International Tennis Hall of Fame with their Educational Merit Award in 1996. In 2010, Woods was inducted into the USTA Middle States Tennis Hall of Fame.

    Woods has been a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) for over 40 years. He has served as the president of the USPTA Middle States division and as a member of the national executive committee. He was honored by the USPTA as National Coach of the Year in 1982 and named a Master Tennis Professional in 1984. In 2012, Woods was inducted into the USPTA Middle States Hall of Fame.

    A lifelong member of SHAPE America, Woods was a member of the U.S. Olympic Coaching Committee for eight years and the Coaches’ Commission of the International Tennis Federation.

    B. Nalani Butler, PhD, is an assistant professor of sport management at Kennesaw State University. Butler is a former college student-athlete who continued her scholarly journey until she completed her PhD at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. During her tenure in Knoxville, she volunteered her time as a graduate student representative for the Center for Sport, Peace, and Society, which works closely with the U.S. State Department on issues involving sport diplomacy. More recently, Butler’s international experience involves being a part of the International Olympic Academy’s International Session for Educators, where she works with scholars around the world to develop communication and understanding with using sport as a vehicle for peace and understanding.

    Butler’s past experiences in the sport industry include working with the Cincinnati Reds (MLB) team, USA Bobsled and Skeleton, the Georgia State University Athletic Department, and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC). She is an editorial board member of Engaging Sports and on the Board of Commissioners for the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). Butler’s experiences working, traveling, and playing sports have helped her to shape a scholarly professional trajectory, focused on exploring social issues in sport, locally and globally.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel

    Instructor guide. Includes a sample syllabus and 16-week course calendar, ideas for interactive group activities, solutions to the end-of-chapter discussion questions, and a list of supplemental readings for each chapter.

    Test package. Contains multiple-choice, true-or-false, and fill-in-the-blank questions.

    Presentation package. Includes PowerPoint slides for instructor use that outline the text in a lecture-friendly format. These slides can be edited, rearranged, inserted into preexisting presentations, or distributed as handouts in class.

    Instructors also receive access to all student materials in HKPropel.

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