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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.
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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Chapter 20: Sport in North America: The United States and Canada
Sport in North America: The United States and Canada
Sport is an integral and pervasive part of social life in North America and, for many people, North America, and in particular the United States, is the centre of the sporting world. North American athletes such as Shaquille O'Neal, Tiger Woods, Venus and Serena Williams, Wayne Gretzky, Barry Bonds and Mia Hamm are global icons who exemplify the pinnacle of excellence in their respective sports. North-American-based sporting goods companies such as Nike, Spalding and Brunswick are global brands that lead the sporting goods field. Teams such as the Chicago Bulls, the New York Yankees and ...