Social Issues in Sport

Author: Woods, Ronald B.


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  • ISBN: 9780736058728
  • Author: Woods, Ronald B.
  • Publ Date: 2006-12-01
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  • Pages: 384
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  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 67400

Table of Contents :

Part I. Studying Sport in Society; Part II. Scope and Effect of Sport on Society; Part III. Sport As an Institution; Part IV. Sport and Culture.


Aimed primarily at lecturers and students in sport sociology or as a reference for those with an interest in sport and society, this book provides readers with an outstanding introduction to the multifaceted roles of sport and physical activity in society. It examines often overlooked areas of social influence, including the role of coaches, the importance of an active lifestyle, sport in education and disability sport. Readers are encouraged to recognise and assess socio-cultural issues with the help of test questions and entertaining sidebars that provide contemporary examples and insights into the world of sport. Written by an author with vast experience in teaching, participating, coaching and consulting at various levels.

Author Biography:

Ronald Woods is a consultant and performance coach with over 40 years of experience in sports, including 20 years with the United States Tennis Association. He has studied the psycho-social aspects of sport at every level of competition, from professional sport and the Olympics to youth and recreational sport.


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