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The Best Olympics Ever?
The Best Olympics Ever? (August 2002)
Social Impacts of Sydney 2000
Helen Jefferson Lenskyj - Author

Uses the Sydney Olympics as a prism through which to explore recent Olympic scandals, media coverage, reform efforts, and controversies.

Despite International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samarach’s proclaiming the Sydney 2000 Olympics as the “best ever,” the truth of the matter is much less one-sided. In The Best Olympics Ever? Helen Jefferson Lenskyj discloses what the Sydney 2000 Olympic industr...(Read More)
Paradoxes of Youth and Sport
Paradoxes of Youth and Sport (March 2002)
Margaret Gatz - Editor
Michael A. Messner - Editor
Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach - Editor

Highlights the practical benefits and the many problems of youth and sports in the United States.

Paradoxes of Youth and Sport explores emergent debates among scholars, youth advocates, and sport practitionersconcerning the role of sport in the lives of young people in urban settings. Specialists from diverse fields examine how sport can address social ills and act as a resource in the lives of disadvantaged youth versus how spo...(Read More)
Michael Jordan, Inc.
Michael Jordan, Inc. (August 2001)
Corporate Sport, Media Culture, and Late Modern America
David L. Andrews - Editor

Uses Michael Jordan as a vehicle for viewing the broader social, economic, political, and technological concerns that frame contemporary culture.

Michael Jordan, Inc.
seeks to make sense of a celebrated figure whose public existence illuminates a late capitalist order defined by the convergence of corporate and media interests. Using Michael Jordan as a vehicle for viewing the broader social, economic, political, and t...(Read More)
Beyond the Cheers
Beyond the Cheers (June 2001)
Race as Spectacle in College Sport
C. Richard King - Author
Charles Fruehling Springwood - Author

From mascots to half-time shows to media coverage, Beyond the Cheers critically and honestly assesses the role of race in big time college sports.

Focusing on half-time performances, commercialized stagings, media coverage, public panics, and political protests, Beyond the Cheers offers an ethnography, history, and social critique of racial spectacles in college sport. King and Springwood argue that collegi...(Read More)
Sport, Nationalism, and Globalization
Sport, Nationalism, and Globalization (March 2001)
European and North American Perspectives
Alan Bairner - Author

Explores the relationship between sport and national identities within the context of globalization in the modern era.

Sport and nationalism are arguably two of the most emotional issues in the modern world. Both inspire intense devotion and frequently lead to violence. In this book, Alan Bairner discusses the relationship between sport and national identities in Europe and North America--specifically Ireland, Scotlan...(Read More)
Higher Goals
Higher Goals (August 2000)
Women's Ice Hockey and the Politics of Gender
Nancy Theberge - Author

Winner of the 2001 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Book Award

Offers a fascinating ethnography of physicality and gender relations in women's team contact sports.

The most extensive treatment to date of women's experiences in team sports, Higher Goals provides an ethnographic account of the "Blades," a Canadian team that plays at the highest levels of wom...(Read More)
Inside the Olympic Industry
Inside the Olympic Industry (July 2000)
Power, Politics, and Activism
Helen Jefferson Lenskyj - Author
Varda Burstyn - Foreword by

Analysis from the perspective of those adversely affected by the social, economic, political, and environmental impacts of hosting an Olympic Games.

In a startling exposé of the Olympic industry, Helen Jefferson Lenskyj goes beyond the media hype of international goodwill and spirited competition to uncover a darker side of the global Games. She reports on the pre- and post-Olympic impacts from recent host c...(Read More)
Mother's Taxi
Mother's Taxi (January 1999)
Sport and Women's Labor
Shona M. Thompson - Author

A detailed look at how domestic labor and childcare done by women provides the space for others to participate in sport, contributing directly to individual sporting careers and generally servicing sport as an institution.

Mother's Taxi is a detailed study of how women facilitate and service the sport played by others, particularly their immediate family members. It illustrates how domestic labor and childcare do...(Read More)
Sport and Postmodern Times
Sport and Postmodern Times (September 1998)
Genevieve Rail - Editor

Using postmodern social theory, this book expands our understanding of sport, the body, and the broader physical culture.

This book provides critical insight into the questions of race, gender, sexuality, and locality in sport and society. Topics discussed include postmodern sport writing; sport and the postmodern deconstruction of gender and sexuality; virtual sport and the postmodern mediascape; discipline, normalizati...(Read More)
The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure
The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure (June 1998)
Sepp Linhart - Editor
Sabine Fruhstuck - Editor

Provides a wealth of information about leisure activities in Japan including sports, travel, theater, music, games, and gambling.

The Culture of Japan as Seen through Its Leisure brings together scholars of various disciplines from around the globe to discuss different forms of leisure activities in past and present Japan, thus enriching our knowledge of Japanese culture. Arranged in five sections, the volume focu...(Read More)
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