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A Sociological Perspective of Sport (5th Edition)
A Sociological Perspective of Sport (5th Edition) by Wilbert M. Leonard 0205275060 9780205275069
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A Sociological Perspective of Sport (5th Edition) by Wilbert M. Leonard

An updated and expanded new edition of this popular text continues to offer a comprehensive look at the social world of sport. The author has organized coverage of the sociology of sport around pivotal sociological concepts culture, social organization, socialization, deviance, small groups, collective behavior, mass media, and institutional inter-relationships (sport, education, politics, and religion). Chapters move from the macro perspective to the micro view, to make the nature of the sport/society connection clear. Using a consistent sociological framework, the text is based on three central themes: 1) Sport is a social institution worthy of sociological examination like the more traditional institutions of marriage/family, politics, economy, religion, law, health/medicine, science, and education; 2) Sport is a microcosm of the larger society as it reflects and reinforces the dominant ideology; 3) There are numerous institutional connections between sport and other societal institutions which make it impossible for changes in one sphere not to reverberate throughout all spheres.

Author: Wilbert M. Leonard

Language: English

Edition: 5

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 450

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 1998-02-28

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 0205275060

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