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Sport in a Changing World free pdf In a stressful, turbulent world, sport can be an escape from reality. In fact, sport mirrors the issues and problems of our world today, bearing the imprint of powerful forces of social change. This book offers a sociological perspective for seeing and understanding the place of sport in society and how it is affected by big business and by demographic, cultural, organizational, economic, political, and technological change. Nixon's main focus is "big-time" commercialized and corporate sport, from Little Baseball, Inc. to youth club sports, high school and college athletics, and professional and Olympic sports. He writes vividly of the making and unmaking of heroes and celebrities. Throughout he shows how the combined influence of networks of major sports organizations, media corporations, and corporate sponsors is shaping sport around the world.

About Howard L. Nixon

Howard Nixon is Professor of Sociology at Towson University near Baltimore. Having studied and taught sport for 35 years, he is the author of several books and book chapters and many articles in sport sociology.

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Author : Howard L. Nixon
Publisher : Paradigm Publishers
Data Published : 01 July 2008
ISBN : 1594514429
EAN : 9781594514425
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 413 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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