Learning Culture through Sports: Exploring the Role of Sports in Society

Learning Culture through Sports: Exploring the Role of Sports in Society

By: Brian Lampman (editor), Sandra Spickard Prettyman (editor)Paperback

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This book provides coaches, educators, parents, and others dealing with students and athletes with an engaging and critical venue by which to examine contemporary issues and controversies surrounding sport. In this text, authors take up the challenges faced by sport in our world, especially as it relates to the lives of young people, providing multiple perspectives on the issues, problems, and possibilities of sport in contemporary American society.

About Author

Sandra Spickard Prettyman is an assistant professor at the University of Akron where she teaches courses in Cultural Foundations of Education and Qualitative Research. Brian Lampman is a secondary educator at Saline Middle School (MI) where he teaches eighth grade social studies, integrating sports sociology concepts into his course. Brian also coaches the varsity boys' soccer team in Saline.


Part 1 Introduction: Why Study Sport? Part 2 Part I: Youth Participation and Sport Chapter 3 Organized Sports for Young People: A 20th Century Invention Chapter 4 An Open Letter to Communities: What Community Leaders Can Do to Improve Youth Sports Chapter 5 Time Out! For Better Sports for Kids Chapter 6 Motivation and Outcomes of Youth Participation and Sports Part 7 Part II: Gender and Sexuality in Sport Chapter 8 Title IX: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 9 Liberties and Lipstick: The Paradox of Cheerleading as Sport Chapter 10 If You Beat Him, You Own Him, He's Your Bitch: Coaches, Language, and Power Chapter 11 Pitching for Equality: Gay Athletes and Homophobia Part 12 Part III: Race and Ethnicity and Sport Chapter 13 The New Racial Stereotypes Chapter 14 Exploring Race with Secondary Students: Developing Critical Media Literacy Chapter 15 Unexpected, Undeserved, Unrewarded...and Undeniable: Sport and Transformation Chapter 16 Making Sense of the American Indian Mascot Issue Part 17 Part IV: Sport and the Media Chapter 18 Songs Sung Red, White, and Blue: Music, Sports, and the Rhetoric of Patriotism Chapter 19 Reconsidering Girl Power: Examining Media Images of Female Athletes Chapter 20 Why Be A "Jackass"?: Media Images of Young White Men In and Out of Sport in New Millenium America Chapter 21 Education, Sport, and Hip-Hop through the Mic of Stuart Scott Part 22 Part V: Sport and Violence Chapter 23 In the Name of Obedience: Overcoming the Damaging Myths about Hazing Chapter 24 Athletes, Role Models, and Criminals: What Do We Make of This Tripatite Mess? Part 25 Part VI: Sport and Schools Chapter 26 The Scholar-Baller Approach: A Cultural Map for Academic Success in America Chapter 27 Rethinking the Role of Sports in Our Schools Chapter 28 The Meaning of Success in Academics and Athletics Part 29 Conclusion: Sport, Society, and Social Justice

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781578863808
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 284
  • ID: 9781578863808
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 1578863805

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