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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

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Organisation Theory and the Management of Sport Organisations
Organisation theory and the management of sport organisations
JohnAmis and TrevorSlack

Sport organisations come in a variety of different forms and serve a number of functions. There are small, community-based voluntary organisations, such as local hockey or cricket clubs that play in regional leagues, and large professionally operated organisations, such as the International Olympic Committee or the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), that stage major international events. There are football clubs such as Chelsea and Manchester United that are privately owned by immensely wealthy foreign nationals, Tottenham Hotspur that ...

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