Handbook of Sports Studies
- Jay Coakley - University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA
- Eric Dunning - University of Leicester, UK
Sociology of Sport
"This handbook contains useful reviews of major theoretical frameworks and research topics in sports studies-especially sport sociology-written by a star-studded array of internationally recognized experts. The scope and depth of this volume demonstrates the intellectual maturity of this area. Each chapter provides an informative historical context and an organized conceptual framework for making sense of the relevant scholarly literature. The book will be particularly useful to graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and college and university faculty who are seeking to gain rapid, informed access to the literature." --Janet C. Harris, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education, California State University, Los Angeles This vital new Handbook marks the development of sports studies as a major new discipline within the social sciences. Edited by the leading sociologist of sport, Eric Dunning, and author of the best selling textbook on sport in the USA, Jay Coakley, it both reflects and richly endorses this new found status. Key aspects of the Handbook include: an inventory of the principal achievements in the field; a guide to the chief conflicts and difficulties in the theory and research process; a rallying point for researchers who are established or new to the field, which sets the agenda for future developments; a resource book for teachers who wish to establish new curricula and develop courses and programmes in the area of sports studies. With an international and inter-disciplinary cast of contributors the Handbook of Sports Studies is comprehensive in scope, relevant in content and far-reaching in its discussion of future prospect.
This is a highly recommended text that has a comprehensive overview of many key factors within sport and society. Many of the studies are inciteful and provide a detailed perspective of the historical factors that have impacted upon modern day sport as we know it.
Jay Coakley's Handbook of Sports Studies is an essential text for every student interested in sport sociology.
This is a fantastic summary of the key thinkers within this area of study. Very useful to both undergraduates & postgraduates
A detailed look at all aspects of sport which covers a wide range of topics. A bit too high end for Level 3 students but there are some concepts / chapters included which are relevant. This would be a very good book for Foundation Degree as well as other Level 4 and Level 5 students.
A good book for introducing students to the topic of sport and society, with an enormously broad range of topics considered. We'll be making particular use of the chapters on globalisation, political economy and the media in sport.
This book is a fantastic resource, the varied topics are relevant and useful. Would an ideal read for students to further their knowledge of sport and society. The inclusion of further reading is a welcome addition.
This book is a fantastic resource, the varied topics are relevant and useful. Would be an ideal read for students to further their knowledge of sport and society. The inclusion of further reading is a welcome addition.
This book is a fantastic resource, which students can utilise when relating to the number of issues surrounding sport and society.
An excellent book with a wide range of issues covered, especially useful for areas of sociology.
A text that is highly relevant to contemporary issues surrounding sport in society. Provided invaluable content in terms of preparation, debate and discussion concerning lecture content.