Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common concerns and concerns about sport and its relation to society through numerous sociological and cultural lenses. Author Ronald Woods makes use of a lifetime in sport as a participant, observer, fan, instructor, coach, administrator, and critic to explore historic perspectives and complicated relationships that have emerged in between sport and our modern-day society. The text's engaging writing style, full-color style, and ample knowing tools keep trainees engaged.
Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, remains grounded in practical application and follows the structure of the previous editions to supply social theories through which trainees may analyze real-world concerns. Upgraded analytical information permits trainees to evaluate trends in involvement, popularity, gender, race, and class as they relate to sport. The 3rd edition likewise includes the following enhancements:
• New "Applying Social Theory" activities in each chapter that cultivate an understanding of social theories that ground the discipline
• Upgraded "Activity Time-Out," "Expert's View," "Popular culture," and "In the Arena With ..." sidebars that offer a contemporary context to which trainees can use the concepts in the text
• Increased focus on emerging concerns such as sport for advancement and peace in addition to the growing function of electronic media
• Upgraded instructor ancillaries that supply help in lecture preparation and give instructors new methods to engage trainees and enhance concepts found throughout the text
Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, is divided into 4 parts, keeping the student-friendly format and accessibility of previous editions. Part I presents the structure for study through defining terms and presenting 6 important social theories that are used throughout the rest of the text. Part II addresses numerous types of involvement in sport, from spectator to individual, leisure to expert, and explores sport marketing and commercialization, in addition to the close relationship in between sport and media. In part III, the function of sport programs and gamer advancement, from youth to intercollegiate, in addition to the important function of sport coach and its lots of obligations. Part IV explores sport and culture, focusing on social categories and their powerful effects on sport involvement.
Ancillary products are available to assist instructors using this text in the class. An updated instructor guide includes chapter summaries, trainee goals, chapter lays out, and extra trainee activities. A test bundle, chapter quizzes, and presentation bundle supply instructors with support for lecture preparation and tools to make sure that trainees stay engaged.
Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, supplies the structures for analyzing the diverse roles of sport and exercise in society and for studying sport from a crucial viewpoint. The information and lots of activities used throughout the text welcome trainees to comprehend and examine the sociocultural concerns raised by sport and relate these themes to their own lives. Through this in-depth evaluation of sociocultural concerns, trainees will be able to comprehend and value the advancement of sport as a part and reflection of the advancement of society.