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Fully updated and revised, the Second Edition of Barrie Houlihan's ground-breaking Sport and Society provides students and instructors with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, accessible, international, and engaging. This Second Edition contains five brand new chapters covering key contemporary issues: young athletes and human rights, sport and the city, sport and violence, sport and health, and sport and Islam.

Key Features

Approaches the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective; Presents the importance of social structure, power, and inequality in analyzing the nature and significance of sport in society; Addresses the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport; Engages in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions; Expands their knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading, and extensive bibliographies

A superb teaching text, ...

Physical Culture and the Polarised American Metropolis
Physical culture and the polarised american metropolis
David L.Andrews, MichaelSilk and RobertPitter

Race is the modality in which class is lived. (Hall et al., 1979: 394)

Our aim within this chapter is to illustrate how painfully explicit, and all too predictable, patterns of socio-spatial ordering and arrangement within the contemporary American metropolis are tied to distinct provisions, expectations and experiences of physical health, fitness and activity. In doing so we engage the city as a complex and contradictory space, fragmented by pervasive, and indeed intersecting, class and racial divisions. Such socio-spatial cleavages are neither natural nor inevitable; they are historically entrenched within, and bounded by, particular power ...

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