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Sociology of Sport and Physical Education : An Introduction - Anthony Laker

Sociology of Sport and Physical Education

An Introduction

Paperback Published: 18th October 2001
ISBN: 9780415235945
Number Of Pages: 260

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This text, intended for undergraduates on various education and sport related degree courses, covers the key, current issues in the field of sociology of sport and physical education. The first section of the text covers the importance of sport in culture, its theoretical background, and methodological issues in research. The main body of the text then discusses issues including the sporting body, participation and socialisation into sport, the hidden curriculum, critical pedagogy, and sport and the media. Laker discusses in depth gender, race and ethnicity, class, and equality, and he looks at sport and the media, and the involvement of politics. The chapters are each rounded off with challenging 'reflection' questions, activities and tasks for the reader to fulfill.

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"Chapters range from a useful introduction to very readable chapters on methodological issues and socialization ... Laker's inclusion of material on critical pedagogy and the idea of the hidden curriculum, important additions seldom included in such volumes, gives the anthology much-needed variety." -Choice

The Importance of Sport in Culture
Theoretical Background
Methodological Issues in Research
The Sporting Body
Race and Ethnicity
Class, Discrimination, and Stratification
Participation and Socialisation into Sport
Hidden Curriculum
Critical Pedagogy
The Globalisation of Sport
Sport and the Media
Political Involvement in PE, Sport & Recreation
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ISBN: 9780415235945
ISBN-10: 0415235944
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 18th October 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1