Sport in a Changing World

Sport in a Changing World

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This book shows how the dynamic interplay of a powerful qgolden triangleq of sports, media, and business interests with social, cultural, economic, and political forces shapes sport in a changing world. This edition is a condensed and updated version of the first edition, with an emphasis on current social issues in sport. It also has more global content. The golden triangle concept is more developed and applied more extensively. Other key themes of the first editiona€”power, status, and inequalitya€”are also more developed. New qStop and Think Questionsq have been added to challenge students to think about the meaning of what they have read. The book is now divided into five sections. The new sections highlight sociology and the sociology of sport; inequality and diversity; globalization and social deviance; major social contexts of sport, including the high school, college, and professional levels; and power, political economy, and global sports.Also, athletes in the wealthiest sports make far more than their counterparts in less wealthy sports. ... Sports Illustrated compiled a list of the best-compensated athletes in the United States in 2013 (Roberts 2013a), who were ... of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers (who earned $46.9 million), but $2.5 million more than golfer Tiger Woods, who made $40.8 million and ... However, the compensation of these athletes and coaches is not representative of how much other athletes and coaches inanbsp;...

Title:Sport in a Changing World
Author:Howard L. Nixon II
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-07-24


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