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Advanced Introduction to the Sociology of Sport

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Advanced Introduction to the Sociology of Sport

9781800889279 Edward Elgar Publishing
Eric Anderson, Professor of Sport, Masculinities and Sexualities, University of Winchester and Rory Magrath, Associate Professor of Sociology, Solent University, Southampton, UK
Publication Date: February 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80088 927 9 Extent: c 160 pp
This Advanced Introduction to the Sociology of Sport highlights the relationship between sport and violence, brain injury, social class, sexual minorities, gender, and race. Eric Anderson and Rory Magrath expertly draw on a range of scholarly evidence to outline how these issues intersect with contemporary sports culture

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Elgar Advanced Introductions are stimulating and thoughtful introductions to major fields in the social sciences, business and law, expertly written by the world’s leading scholars. Designed to be accessible yet rigorous, they offer concise and lucid surveys of the substantive and policy issues associated with discrete subject areas.
 
This Advanced Introduction to the Sociology of Sport highlights the relationship between sport and violence, brain injury, social class, sexual minorities, gender, and race. Eric Anderson and Rory Magrath expertly draw on a range of scholarly evidence to outline how these issues intersect with contemporary sports culture.
 
Key features include:
 
• close examination of the most salient issues confronting sport scholars and policy makers
• a focus on how sport contributes to the process of ‘othering’
• a range of recommendations for future improvements to the culture of sport for the 21st Century.
 
This book provides essential reading for scholars and students in sports science, sociology and public policy.
Critical Acclaim
‘The Advanced Introduction to the Sociology of Sport is an important addition to scholarship in the areas of sports studies and the social sciences. Drawing on many years of research, Anderson and Magrath tackle some of the most pressing and divisive issues in sport. This book is therefore a must-read for students and scholars who wish to further their understanding of the constantly evolving relationship that exists between sport and society.’
– Richard Elliott, Global Institute of Sport, UK

‘Anderson and Magrath challenge readers to critically examine the realities of organized sports and the narratives created to portray them in positive terms. As the authors deal with seven important issues in the sociology of sport, they introduce concepts and theories that constitute the core of the field. When asking critical questions, they provide historical and cultural context as well as summaries of relevant research findings. The outcome is an informed critical consciousness for making sense of sports as social phenomena in the world today.’
– Jay Coakley, University of Colorado, US
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