• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

‘A refreshingly critical contribution to the major debates in sports studies, this volume will nicely complement the conventional texts. The entries are well structured, introducing and explaining the arguments, and then applying them to current sports policies and controversies. I admire the material and will recommend it to my students’ — Professor Dave Harris, University College Plymouth, Marjon

Written by experienced academics use to teaching the subject, this book will help students and researchers find their way within the diverse field of sport studies. Clear, well researched entries explain the key concepts in the debates surrounding the social significance and social dynamics of sport. Each entry provides:

  • Clear Definitions
  • Relevant Examples
  • Up-to-date Suggestions for Further Reading
  • Informative Cross-Referencing

Valuable in its parts and indispensable as a whole, this book will provide ...

The Sociological Imagination
The sociological imagination

The Sociological Imagination is the title of a book written by the American sociologist and radical C. Wright Mills. First published in New York in 1959 by Oxford University Press, it was put out by Penguin as one of their celebrated Pelican paperbacks a decade later in 1970. It has been in print ever since and continues to be a source of inspiration to the many people who, as writers, teachers, activists or in some combination of those callings, seek to understand human societies.

Mills lived fast and died young. He rode motor bikes, smoked heavily, married three times and was dead at forty-five. His most productive and influential period as a scholar was the 1950s, a time of cultural and political ...

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