The Sociology of Sports
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The text is organized into six sections. The first provides an overview of the main theories used to shed light on all social behavior and explains sports sociology. The second examines how sports perpetuate race, class, gender, and religious inequality. Section Three explores the positive and negative effects of technology on sports.
Section Four includes descriptions and analyses of recent trends in youth and amateur sports, while Section Five considers changes in fan and player behavior over time. The final section discusses how sports shape and are shaped by politics and the economy.
Accessible and interesting, The Sociology of Sports alerts readers to legitimate concerns about sports while also celebrating the positive role that sports play in health and community building.