Overview:Sport, Violence and Society - In this fully updated and revised new edition of his landmark study of violence in and around contemporary sport, Kevin Young offers a comprehensive sociological analysis of an issue of central importance within sport studies. The book explores organised and spontaneous violence, both on the field and off, and calls for a much broader definition of 'sports-related violence', to include issues as diverse as criminal behaviour by players, abuse within sport and exploitative labour practices.Offering a sophisticated theoretical framework for understanding violence in a sporting context and including new case studies and updated empirical data - from professional soccer in Europe to ice hockey in North America - the book establishes a benchmark for the study of violence within sport and wider society. Through close examination of often contradictory trends, from anti-violence initiatives in professional sports leagues to the role of the media in encouraging hyper-aggression, the book throws new light on our understanding of the socially-embedded character of sport and its fundamental ties to history, culture, politics, social class, gender and the law. This new edition also recognises burgeoning new literatures, such as research examining concussion and the link between sport and mental illness and includes student-friendly pedagogical aids, such as critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter. Sport, Violence and Society is a vital read for anyone studying or working in the areas of the Sociology of Sport, Sport Psychology, Ethics and Philosophy of Sport, Sport and Politics, Sports History, and Sport and the Media.
This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603725640-9781138830707. It was written by the following authors: Kevin Young. Book Sport, Violence and Society, which can be read online, published by the company: Taylor & Francis Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Education, Politics, Society, Sports Books. The book was published on 2019-04-09 00:00:00. It has 328 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 635 g. File for download Sport, Violence and Society has PDF format and is called sport-violence-and-society.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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