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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, ...

Sport in Australia
Sport in australia
MurrayPhillips and TaraMagdalinski

The success of the Sydney 2000 Olympics and the recent Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games confirmed for many that Australia is a nation ‘obsessed’ with sport. Sport pervades the national media, and news bulletins dedicate around a third of their broadcasts to reporting Australia's latest sporting achievements. Icons and sporting heroes are commemorated and revered by politicians, the media and the general public. Throughout these two world-class sporting events, the national obsession with sport was displayed on a global stage, and the world reaffirmed what Australians believed they had known all along: that Australia celebrates sport like nowhere ...

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