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Sport, Physical Activity, and the Major Spheres of Life

Katherine M. Jamieson

Katherine M. Jamieson is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health science at California State University at Sacramento. Dr. Jamieson’s research interests include various issues related to sport, power, and social stratification. Her most current research interests include transnational feminist and postcolonial analyses of physical culture, with specific interest in the LPGA and global and transnational conditions of elite sport settings as well as more local engagements in physical activity and social issues. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Maureen M. Smith

Maureen M. Smith is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health science at California State University at Sacramento. Dr. Smith’s research interests include examining racial issues in sport and material culture related to sport, specifically sport statues and monuments. She is the coauthor (with Rita Liberti) of the book (Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph. Dr. Smith is a regular reviewer for International Journal of the History of Sport. Courses she regularly teaches are Sociology of Sport, History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education, and Sport in Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity : Human Kinetics׳ Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

Ebook Chapter

...✓ How sociologists make sense of culture and structure✓ How societies attempt to create stability in everyday life✓ How major spheres of life shape our daily interactions✓ The interaction of sport and physical activity with major spheres...

Sport and Social Policy

Social Sciences in Sport

Human Kinetics, 2014

Ebook Chapter

...The term “social policy” is used to describe policies and practices aimed at promoting social welfare and well-being. Social policy also denotes an academic discipline concerned with the analysis, explanation, and evaluation...

Political Science and Sport

Social Sciences in Sport

Human Kinetics, 2014

Ebook Chapter

...It is fair to say that mainstream political science has been relatively slow to engage with the academic study of sport. This is surprising given the political nature of most sport disciplines, sporting events, their resourcing...

Animal Violence in Sport

Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Loughborough University in Leicestershire, UK. He has served on the editorial boards of Sociology of Sport Journal and Deviant Behavior. Atkinson is a member of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and the International Society for the Sociology of Sport. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Young

Kevin Young, PhD, is a professor in the department of sociology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Sport Journal, Soccer and Society, and Avante. Young has also served on the executive board of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and as vice president of the International Sociology of Sport Association. Young is editor of the book series Research in the Sociology of Sport. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deviance and Social Control in Sport

Human Kinetics, 2008

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...© Christopher Furlong/Getty Images NewsSociologists have been very slow to turn their attention to blood sports involving animals or to activities in which animals suffer neglect and abuse. Although in many countries there seems...

Body Pathologies in Sport

Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Loughborough University in Leicestershire, UK. He has served on the editorial boards of Sociology of Sport Journal and Deviant Behavior. Atkinson is a member of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and the International Society for the Sociology of Sport. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Young

Kevin Young, PhD, is a professor in the department of sociology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Sport Journal, Soccer and Society, and Avante. Young has also served on the executive board of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and as vice president of the International Sociology of Sport Association. Young is editor of the book series Research in the Sociology of Sport. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deviance and Social Control in Sport

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...© Human KineticsAs social and academic interest in the body expands, the corporeal practices of athletes—whose bodies experience constant public gaze—come under increasing scrutiny (Andrews 2003; Rail 1998). The deviancy literature suggests...

Epilogue

Katherine M. Jamieson

Katherine M. Jamieson is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health science at California State University at Sacramento. Dr. Jamieson’s research interests include various issues related to sport, power, and social stratification. Her most current research interests include transnational feminist and postcolonial analyses of physical culture, with specific interest in the LPGA and global and transnational conditions of elite sport settings as well as more local engagements in physical activity and social issues. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Maureen M. Smith

Maureen M. Smith is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health science at California State University at Sacramento. Dr. Smith’s research interests include examining racial issues in sport and material culture related to sport, specifically sport statues and monuments. She is the coauthor (with Rita Liberti) of the book (Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph. Dr. Smith is a regular reviewer for International Journal of the History of Sport. Courses she regularly teaches are Sociology of Sport, History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education, and Sport in Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity : Human Kinetics׳ Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

Ebook Chapter

...Surely, reading this book has provoked you to consider the significant role of physical activity throughout our lives as well as the power you hold to create a more meaningful physically active community and society. It has been our goal...

Media Madness

Shaun Powell

Shaun Powell is a sports columnist for Newsday, a New York-based newspaper renowned for its local, national, and international coverage. He has worked at the newspaper since September 1993. Powell is a distinguished writer and has been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the New York Associated Press, the New York Deadline Club, the Basketball Writers Association, the United States Tennis Writers Association, and the National Association of Black Journalists. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Souled Out? : How Blacks Are Winning and Losing in Sports

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...Immortality doesn’t always wait until death. In sports, immortality happens while a certain athlete is very much alive and doing quite well, actually. Immortality arrives once a week, in the shape of a glossy sheet of paper 8 inches wide...

Terror and Security in Sport

Michael Atkinson

Michael Atkinson, PhD, is a senior lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Loughborough University in Leicestershire, UK. He has served on the editorial boards of Sociology of Sport Journal and Deviant Behavior. Atkinson is a member of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and the International Society for the Sociology of Sport. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Young

Kevin Young, PhD, is a professor in the department of sociology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Sport Journal, Soccer and Society, and Avante. Young has also served on the executive board of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and as vice president of the International Sociology of Sport Association. Young is editor of the book series Research in the Sociology of Sport. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Deviance and Social Control in Sport

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook Chapter

...© Associated PressBefore the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, sociologists of crime, deviance, and social control devoted little attention to acts of terrorism. Certainly in North America, terrorism was perceived...

Body Projects in Sport and Physical Activity

Katherine M. Jamieson

Katherine M. Jamieson is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health science at California State University at Sacramento. Dr. Jamieson’s research interests include various issues related to sport, power, and social stratification. Her most current research interests include transnational feminist and postcolonial analyses of physical culture, with specific interest in the LPGA and global and transnational conditions of elite sport settings as well as more local engagements in physical activity and social issues. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Maureen M. Smith

Maureen M. Smith is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health science at California State University at Sacramento. Dr. Smith’s research interests include examining racial issues in sport and material culture related to sport, specifically sport statues and monuments. She is the coauthor (with Rita Liberti) of the book (Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph. Dr. Smith is a regular reviewer for International Journal of the History of Sport. Courses she regularly teaches are Sociology of Sport, History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education, and Sport in Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity : Human Kinetics׳ Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

Ebook Chapter

...✓ Sociological framings of the body✓ Concepts of normalization, regulation, and schooling✓ Common practices of disciplining bodies in sport and physical activity settings✓ The role of science and medicine in regulating bodies✓ The role...

Diversity, Difference, and Power in Sport and Physical Activity

Katherine M. Jamieson

Katherine M. Jamieson is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health science at California State University at Sacramento. Dr. Jamieson’s research interests include various issues related to sport, power, and social stratification. Her most current research interests include transnational feminist and postcolonial analyses of physical culture, with specific interest in the LPGA and global and transnational conditions of elite sport settings as well as more local engagements in physical activity and social issues. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Maureen M. Smith

Maureen M. Smith is a professor in the department of kinesiology and health science at California State University at Sacramento. Dr. Smith’s research interests include examining racial issues in sport and material culture related to sport, specifically sport statues and monuments. She is the coauthor (with Rita Liberti) of the book (Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph. Dr. Smith is a regular reviewer for International Journal of the History of Sport. Courses she regularly teaches are Sociology of Sport, History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education, and Sport in Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fundamentals of Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity : Human Kinetics׳ Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science Series

Human Kinetics, 2016

Ebook Chapter

...Distinguishing between social stratification and inequality✓ How sociologists define and study power✓ Existing patterns of stratification and inequality in sport, physical education, and exercise settings✓ The role of sport and physical...