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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
A superb teaching text, ...
Chapter 21: Sport in Australia
Sport in Australia
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 ...