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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, ...

Doping and Sport
Doping and sport

Doping in sport is a problem that just will not go away. One scandal has followed another with a steady regularity: in 1998 the Tour de France came to the point of collapse because of the extent of doping uncovered by the French police and customs authorities; in 2001 three Dutch footballers, Jaap Stam, Edger Davids and Frank de Boer, also tested positive for steroids; in 2005 Victor Conte, founder of BALCO, a food supplement company, began a jail sentence for supplying steroids to a number of elite athletes ...

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