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Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport

Edited by: Richard Giulianotti

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415829731
eBook ISBN: 9780203404065
Adobe ISBN: 9781134116621

10.4324/9780203404065
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The sociology of sport is a core discipline within the academic study of sport. It helps us to understand what sport is and why it matters. Sociological knowledge, implicit or explicit, therefore underpins scholarly enquiry into sport in every aspect. The Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is a landmark publication that brings together the most important themes, theories and issues within the sociology of sport, tracing the contours of the discipline and surveying the state-of-the-art.

Part One explores the main theories and analytical approaches that define contemporary sport sociology and introduces the most important methodological issues confronting researchers working in the social scientific study of sport. Part Two examines the connections and divisions between sociology and cognate disciplines within sport studies, including history, anthropology, economics, leisure and tourism studies, philosophy, politics and psychology. Part Three investigates how the most important social divisions within sport, and in wider society, are addressed in sport sociology, including ‘race‘, gender, class, sexuality and disability. Part Four explores a wide range of pressing contemporary issues associated with sport, including sport and the body, social problems associated with sport, sport places and settings, and the global aspects of sport.

Written by a team of leading international sport scholars, including many of the most well-known, respected and innovative thinkers working in the discipline, the Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport is an essential reference for any student, researcher or professional with an interest in sport.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction to Part One Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Researching Sport Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Functionalist Perspective on Sport Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Interpretive Approaches in the Sociology of Sport Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Marxist and Neo-Marxist Approaches on Sport Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Norbert Elias and the Sociology of Sport Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Pierre Bourdieu on Sport Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Niklas Luhmann, System Theory and Sport Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Physical Cultural Studies on Sport Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Poststructuralism and the Sociology of Sport Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Post/Colonial Theory and Sport Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Introduction to Part Two Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Anthropological Perspectives and the Sociology of Sport Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Economic and Sociological Approaches to Sport Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Geographical Approaches and the Sociology of Sport Download PDF
Chapter  16:  History, Sociology and Critical Sport Studies Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Leisure Studies and the Sociology of Sport Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Philosophy, Sociology, and the Critical Analysis of Sport Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Political Science, Sociology and the Study of Sport Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Psychology and Sociology in Sport Studies Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Introduction to Part Three Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Social Class and Sport Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Gender and Sport  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Race and Sport Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Sexualities and Sport Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Disability and Sport Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Introduction to Part Four Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Sport and the Body Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Sport, Physical Activity, and Health Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Risk and Uncertainty in Sport Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Doping in Elite Sport Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Sport Fans and Fandoms Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Sport and Violence Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Sport and Social Intervention Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Sport and the Urban Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Sport Mega-Events Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Sport and Environmentalism Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Sport and Media Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Sport and New Media Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Sport and the Nation in the Global Age  Download PDF
Chapter  41:  The Migration of Elite Athletes Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Sport and the Corporate World Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Sport, International Development and Peace Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Sport and Globalization Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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