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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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The Relationship Between Sport and Tourism
The relationship between sport and tourism
MikeWeed and GuyJackson

In this chapter, we look at the growth and significance of sports-related tourism. While sport and tourism, as two distinct elements of the leisure industry, clearly have great significance in their own right, so-called ‘sports tourism’ has developed significantly over the last two decades and the interrelationship continues to evolve in both the demand and supply structures of contemporary leisure.

Until relatively recently, this growing interrelationship and its significance to the leisure sector were not matched with substantive research or literature specifically examining the links. Work by Glyptis (1982, 1991) and subsequently the report commissioned by the Sports Council on the interrelationship between sport ...

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