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This vital new handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, Jay Coakley, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports s

Korea (and South East Asia)
Korea (and South East Asia)

Sport sociology in Korea has achieved noteworthy progress over the past several years, and yet, it is only fair to say that the current state of the discipline lags behind the international standard. The quantity of research in the field as well as the outcome is comparatively meagre. These shortcomings are primarily due to the short history of the discipline in Korea. Efforts to investigate sport phenomena from sociological perspectives have only begun to expand in recent years.

Sport sociology was first introduced to Korea in the early 1960s in the form of the introductory course at Seoul National University. Since then, the field has been rapidly developing as one of the major subdisciplines in sport science. In ...

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