Learning Culture Through Sports: Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports (2nd Revised edition)

Learning Culture Through Sports: Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports (2nd Revised edition)

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

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Like the first edition, this second edition of Learning Culture Through Sports 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. This new edition includes a more global perspective, drawing upon recent issues in the world of sports in order to better understand how sport influences contemporary American society, both positively and negatively.

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Sandra Spickard Prettyman is associate professor of educational foundations and leadership at the University of Akron. Brian Lampman is a high school social studies teacher in Saline, Michigan, where he also coaches men's varsity soccer.


Introduction Part I. Youth and Sport Chapter One: Sport Specialization and its Effects Chapter Two: The Power of a Coach: Sport and Life's Lasting Lessons Chapter Three: The "Power of the Permit" and the "Child Impact Statement": Keys to Achieving Equal Opportunity in Youth Sports Part II. Gender, Sexuality, and Sport Chapter Four: Jocks Rule-Girls Drool: Middle School Definitions Of A Jock Chapter Five: The Frontrunner Failed To Land a Knockout Punch: Sports Metaphors, Masculinities and Presidential Politics Chapter Six: The Rutgers Women's Basketball Team Talks Back: Intersectionality, Resistance, and Media Power Chapter Seven: Come Out and Play: Confronting Homophobia in Sports Chapter Eight: Title IX Literacy: What Every Citizen Should Know About Title IX, Gender Equity & College Sport Part III. Race, Ethnicity, and Sport Chapter Nine: Sincere Fictions of Whiteness in New Millennium American Sport Films Chapter Ten: Reporting In Black And White: Coverage Of Coaching Scandals In Minnesota-Two Different Worlds? Chapter Eleven: Duke Lacrosse: An Exploration of Race, Class, Power, and Privilege Chapter Twelve: Asian Americans in Unexpected Places: Sport, Racism, and the Media Part IV. Sports, Media, and Big Business Chapter Thirteen: Sports and Economics: An Examination of College Sport and Big Business Chapter Fourteen: Do Girls Rule?: Understanding Popular Culture Images of "Girl Power!" and Sport Part V. International Perspectives on Sport and Participation Chapter Fifteen: British National Female Coaches on Coaching Chapter Sixteen: Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympics, and Issues of Fair Competition Chapter Seventeen: Strong Women, Fragile Closets: The Queering of Women's Sport Chapter Eighteen: Older Athletes: Resisting and Reinforcing Discourses of Sport and Aging Conclusion

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  • publication date: 04/09/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781442206311
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 310
  • ID: 9781442206311
  • weight: 476
  • ISBN10: 1442206314
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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