Sports buffs know all about famous gamers and coaches and can recite data in limitless detail. But do fans know how sport is linked to other institutions of society? Do they understand the function of sport in socializing youngsters in both positive and negative methods? Exactly what about the methods in which sport perpetuates race and gender-role stereotypes in society? How do owners, coaches, and other sport authorities exercise power to preserve control over athletes?These concerns and
more are analyzed in Sport in Contemporary Society, Tenth Edition, an option of available writing by reporters and leading historians who represent a new era of vital appraisal of sports-- both expert and amateur.