Social Issues in Sport

Author: Ron B. Woods

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492585556

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 536

View: 3174


Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. Author Ronald Woods draws on a lifetime in sport as a participant, observer, fan, teacher, coach, administrator, and critic to explore historical perspectives and complex relationships that have emerged between sport and our modern society. The text’s engaging writing style, full-color design, and ample learning tools keep students engaged. Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, remains grounded in practical application and follows the framework of the previous editions to provide social theories through which students may examine real-world issues. Updated statistical information allows students to analyze trends in participation, popularity, gender, race, and class as they relate to sport. The third edition also features the following enhancements: • New “Applying Social Theory” activities in each chapter that foster an understanding of social theories that ground the subject area • Updated “Activity Time-Out,” “Expert’s View,” “Pop Culture,” and “In the Arena With . . .” sidebars that offer a contemporary context to which students can apply the concepts in the text • Increased emphasis on emerging issues such as sport for development and peace as well as the growing role of electronic media • Updated instructor ancillaries that provide assistance in lecture preparation and give instructors new ways to engage students and reinforce concepts found throughout the text Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, is divided into four parts, maintaining the student-friendly format and accessibility of previous editions. Part I presents the framework for study through defining terms and presenting six crucial social theories that are used throughout the rest of the text. Part II addresses various forms of participation in sport, from spectator to participant, recreational to professional, and explores sport marketing and commercialization, as well as the close relationship between sport and media. In part III, the role of sport programs and player development, from youth to intercollegiate, as well as the crucial role of sport coach and its many responsibilities. Part IV delves into sport and culture, focusing on social classifications and their powerful effects on sport participation. Ancillary materials are available to aid instructors using this text in the classroom. An updated instructor guide includes chapter summaries, student objectives, chapter outlines, and additional student activities. A test package, chapter quizzes, and presentation package provide instructors with support for lecture preparation and tools to ensure that students remain engaged. Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, provides the foundations for examining the multifaceted roles of sport and physical activity in society and for studying sport from a critical perspective. The information and many activities used throughout the text invite students to understand and evaluate the sociocultural issues raised by sport and relate these themes to their own lives. Through this in-depth examination of sociocultural issues, students will be able to understand and appreciate the development of sport as a part and reflection of the development of society.

Social Issues in Sport 3rd Edition

Author: Woods, Ron

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1492521019

Category: Education

Page: 536

View: 6928


Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relation to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. The text is grounded in practical application and provides social theories through which students may examine real-world issues.

Social Problems

Author: Joel Best

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393283419

Category: Social problems

Page: 350

View: 5247


A complete set of tools for analyzing any social problem.

How Can We Solve Our Social Problems?

Author: James A. Crone

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506304850

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 2788


Many of today’s social problems—poverty, crime, racism, sexism, drug abuse, unequal access to quality health care or education, threats to the environment, over-population—can seem intractable. James A. Crone’s How Can We Solve Our Social Problems?, Third Edition is designed to give students studying these types of social problems a sense of hope. Unlike the standard survey texts that focus heavily on the causes and consequences of problems, this book is devoted to analyzing possible solutions. It maintains a sense of sociological objectivity throughout, and without moralizing, describes what could be done in America and on a global scale, through government policies, private sector initiatives, and the collective actions of citizens, to address even our most pervasive social problems.

Understanding Social Problems, Policies, and Programs

Author: Leon H. Ginsberg

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781570032660

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

View: 825


Understanding Social Problems, Policies, and Programs offers a comprehensive analysis of the policies used in the United States to develop the nation's social welfare programs. In this third edition, Leon Ginsberg updates social welfare policy through the 1990s. He explains developments that have taken place during the Clinton administration, in particular the sweeping changes effected by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, and details the major provisions of the new law and how it differs from laws previously in effect. He deals with the effect on social welfare of diverse social issues and events ranging from the trial of O. J. Simpson and the Oklahoma City bombing to the Contract with America. Ginsberg has also expanded on the six-component model -- history, social problems, public policy, description of programs, policy analysis, and policy practice -- that defines social welfare policy and services.

Social Problems

Community, Policy, and Social Action

Author: Anna Leon-Guerrero

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412988055

Category: Education

Page: 524

View: 3629


With an engaging writing style that has made it a popular choice at both 2- and 4-year schools, the Third Edition of Anna Leon-Guerrero’s Social Problems textbook clearly presents contemporary social problems and addresses their consequences while emphasizing community involvement by both individuals and groups to achieve real solutions. With an overarching focus on social inequalities, this proven text provides a platform for discussion that encourages critical thinking through compelling illustrations, boxed features, learning checks, discussion questions, and online learning tools, all designed to inspire hope rather than simply present a disheartening parade of maladies.

Social Problems

Author: John J. Macionis

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131891876

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 1199


Macionis's Social Problems is the only social problems text that explains how society frames social problems and solutions through politics. The text analyzes social issues and policies, using the concepts of sociological theory and the everyday language of politics. & This text helps students understand the attitudes and values that define the political spectrum in the United States. Once students know how social problems are defined by our society through politics, and how the policies to solve these problems are developed, students are able to & become involved in solving social problems through activism and political involvement.

Exploring Social Issues

Using SPSS for Windows

Author: Joseph F. Healey,John Boli,Earl R. Babbie,Fred Halley

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483343502

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 3318


A hands-on introduction to the craft of social research for Introductory Sociology courses, Exploring Social Issues: Using SPSS for Windows, Third Edition puts students in the role of active researchers as they test their own ideas about topics such as divorce, abortion, crime, inequality, prejudice, and television violence using SPSS, the pre-eminent software program in the social sciences. This Third Edition uses updated General Social Survey (GSS) data sets and offers a robust SPSS primer in an appendix. The book is available in two formats: as a stand-alone text, or bundled with SPSS (Student Version). Key Features Stresses active and collaborative learning as students engage in a series of investigative explorations of social issues Shows students how analyzing data from the General Social Survey, a major national research program, can help them better understand compelling social issues Teaches students how to use SPSS as they analyze GSS data on a random sample of the population Guides students step-by-step through exercises that have been designed for those with no background in SPSS Includes research reports that follow a standardized fill-in-the-blank format for analyzing and presenting results, but with space left for students to summarize their results in their own words Exploring Social Issues: Using SPSS for Windows, Third Edition can be effectively used in Introductory Sociology or other undergraduate sociology courses and may be used in conjunction with most of the standard textbooks in the field. The text is ideal for courses where the professor also wants to introduce students to doing social research and using SPSS.

Social Problems

A Canadian Perspective

Author: Lorne Tepperman,Josh Curtis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195432398

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 8206


Current and Canadian, this new third edition explores the dynamics and consequences of social problems - such as poverty, unemployment, crime, drug abuse, health, war, and terrorism - that impact Canada and the rest of the world. Each problem is examined through a variety of theoreticalparadigms before its impact both on individuals and society as a whole is explored. Building on the success of the two previous editions, the third edition expands its discussions on technology and Aboriginal issues and features two new chapters on education and the environment. Compelling andcomprehensive, Social Problems: A Canadian Perspective is essential reading for students wishing to understand crucial issues impacting society.

Understanding Social Problems

Author: Linda A. Mooney,David Knox,Caroline Schacht

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Social Science

Page: 577

View: 1887


New edition of a text that examines how the social structure and culture of society contribute to social problems and their consequences. The 16 chapters cover problems of well being, human diversity, inequality and power, and modernization. Each chapter begins with a vignette that illustrates the c

The International Handbook of Addiction Behaviour

Author: Ilana Belle Glass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134880413

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

View: 324


International in its scope and multidisciplinary in its approach, The International Handbook of Addiction Behaviour, originally published in 1991, set a new agenda in the addictions field. This volume brings together the full variety of scientific approaches to addiction behaviour. It broke new ground by highlighting the links between clinical work, training and research and proposes a way forward towards integrated treatment interventions. This title is a definitive teaching text and will still be a valuable resource for students in the addiction field.

Soziologie sozialer Probleme und sozialer Kontrolle

Realitäten, Repräsentationen und Politik

Author: Axel Groenemeyer,Silvia Wieseler

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531157498

Category: Social Science

Page: 602

View: 8637


Soziale Probleme werden als öffentliche und politische Themen problematisiert; die in diesen Prozessen etablierten Repräsentationen bilden die Grundlage für Prozesse der Institutionalisierung neuer Realitäten, die z. B. die Form politischer Maßnahmen annehmen können und über deren Funktionen und Effekte sie sich reproduzieren und verändern. So schien es vielen Beobachtern und Beobachterinnen in den letzten dreißig Jahren, dass das Konzept ‚Soziale Probleme’ soziologisch nur Sinn machen könne, wenn man es mit einem strikt konstruktivistischen Theorieprogramm und dessen Fragen nach der Prozessen und Bedingungen der öffentlichen Problemati-sierung sozialer Probleme identifizieren würde. Dieses Forschungsprogramm hat sich in den letzten Jahren zu einem fruchtbaren Feld theoretischer und empirischer Forschung entwickelt. Gesellschaftliche Konstruktion bedeutet allerdings nicht Beliebigkeit und Diskurse der Problematisierung sind genauso real wie ihre gesellschaftlichen, politischen und individuellen Konsequenzen. Mit ihnen befasst sich eine andere Soziologie sozialer Probleme, die sich der Analyse einzelner sozialer Probleme und der auf sie bezogenen Formen der Politik, Intervention und sozialer Kontrolle widmet. Es ist genau diese doppelte Fragestellung, die die Soziologie sozialer Probleme und sozialer Kontrolle auszeichnet. Der vorliegende Band bietet einen profunden Überblick über den aktuellen Diskussionsstand in diesem wichti-gen Forschungsfeld und reflektiert damit die Lebendigkeit und Fruchtbarkeit der Soziologie sozialer Probleme und sozialer Kontrolle.

Social Problems Interactive eBook

Author: Anna Leon-Guerrero

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781412988070

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 5850


This dynamic new Interactive E-Book version of the Third Edition of Anna Leon-Guerrero's bestselling text, Social Problems is ideal for students in online and traditional courses who prefer a more contemporary, multimedia-integrated presentation for learning. It provides students with integrated links to engaging video and audio as well as access to complete academic and professional articles, all from the same pages found in the printed text. Students will also have immediate access to study tools such as highlighting, bookmarking, note-taking, an interactive glossary, and more! Explore two sample chapters from the E-Book! 3. Race and Ethnicity 10. Health and Medicine Bundle Option To bundle the Interactive E-Book with the Print Version of Leon Guerrero's Social Problems, Third Edition, please contact your Sales Representative for more information. Bundle ISBN: 978-1-4129-9487-3

Zwei Fremde im Zug

Author: Patricia Highsmith

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257600968

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 7914


Zwei Fremde im Zug New York–Texas entdecken und planen das perfekte Alibi für zwei Morde. Aus einem Moment der Unachtsamkeit heraus wird Haines zum Komplizen Brunos, der ihn auf eine schiefe Bahn mitnimmt, auf der es kein Festhalten und keine Moral mehr gibt und auch kein Entrinnen. Ein Roman über gefährlich verschwimmende Identitäten und die Unausweichlichkeit der Schuld. ›Zwei Fremde im Zug‹ ist Patricia Highsmiths erster veröffentlichter Roman, durch den sie dank Alfred Hitchcocks Verfilmung über Nacht weltberühmt wurde.

The Social Studies Curriculum

Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities, Third Edition

Author: E. Wayne Ross

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791481042

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 6579


This updated third edition contains new chapters on important issues—including race, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism—affecting social studies education.

Social Problems

An Introduction to Critical Constructionism

Author: Robert Heiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195380231

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 4947


Now in a new edition, Social Problems: An Introduction to Critical Constructionism synthesizes conflict theory and social constructionism to help students think critically about social problem construction. A concise, student-friendly alternative to all-encompassing standard textbooks, this book examines a single theoretical paradigm in depth, demonstrating how theory can be used to understand a breadth of real world structures. Adopting a critical constructionist perspective, RobertHeiner focuses on the four problems most often encountered in social problems courses: inequality, family, crime and deviance, and overpopulation and the environment. Heiner's critical approach helps students conceive of societal problems not merely as things that are "out there," but as socially constructed phenomena whose importance varies according to media attention and the agendas of particular interest groups. Furthermore, his critical point of view leads students to reevaluate their ownpreconceived notions and beliefs, in turn generating lively classroom discussions. Revised and updated in this third edition, Social Problems: An Introduction to Critical Constructionism now includes a glossary of key terms and reinforcing end-of-chapter questions, as well as new discussions of such issues as immigration. Additional graphics help visually illustrate key concepts and ideas. Providing students with a solid theoretical background, Social Problems: An Introduction to Critical Constructionism, Third Edition, is ideal for social problems courses. Given its readability and consistent application of theory, this book could also be used in introductory sociology courses and social theory courses.


A Canadian Perspective, Third Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: OUP Canada

ISBN: 9780195443806

Category: Social Science

Page: 744

View: 7765


Sociology: A Canadian Perspective, third edition, is a comprehensive and engaging introduction to sociology. Drawing on the many dimensions of social life, this text offers a detailed overview of social theory and Canadian society.

Understanding Health and Social Care (third Edition)

Author: Jon Glasby

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447331206

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 8053


This engaging and accessible text, now in its third edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to health and social care. This new edition has been updated to cover recent developments, including the integrated care agenda, potential regional devolution and austerity.

Understanding Housing Policy (third Edition)

Author: Brian Lund

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447330447

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 929


Focusing on principles and theory and their application in the process of constructing housing policy, with boxed examples and case studies throughout, this fully revised 3rd edition addresses the range of socio-economic factors that have influenced UK housing policy in recent years.