eBook World Sports: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Maylon Hanold
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  • ISBN-10: 1598847791
  • ISBN-13: 9781598847796
  • DDC: 796
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 299 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This book covers a wide range of issues and controversies within the world of sports -- including drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology -- from both a U.S. and global perspective.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Selected Titles in ABC-CLIO’s Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Tables.
List of Figures.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Background and History.
2: The Meaning and Cultural Significance of Sport.
3: Globalization and Sports.
4: Sports and Business: Major Historical Trends of this Symbiotic Relationship.
5: The Marginalizing and Privileging Power of Sport: A Historical Perspective of Social Issues.
6: References.
7: Sport Issues Worldwide.
8: Sport and Politics.
9: Issues and Controversies with the “Sport for Development” Movement.
10: The Business of Hosting the Olympic Games.
11: The Controversy and Complexity of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport.
12: Technology in Sports: Tilting the Competitive Balance for Better and/or Worse.
13: Globalization of Sport: Intersections with Race and Ethnicity.
14: Masculinity: What’s Sport Got to do with It?.
15: Violence and (Un)Sportsmanship Behaviors in Sport.
16: Sport and Women: The Complexities of Gender.
17: The Dynamic, Changing Landscape of the Sports and Media Relationship.
18: References.
19: North American Sport.
20: Bidding for and Hosting the Super Bowl.
21: Player Salary Debates among Professional Sports Teams.
22: The Commercialism of Intercollegiate Athletics.
23: Racial Diversity and Racism in Collegiate and Professional Sports.
24: Gender (In)equity in Sport Leadership.
25: NASCAR: Hanging onto “Local” Roots while Going “Global”.
26: Concussions and Brain Trauma: Growing Concerns, Growing Knowledge.
27: The Culture of Skateboarding and the Commodification of “Cool”.
28: The Lure of “Lifestyle” Sports: A Case Study in Ultrarunning.
29: References.
30: Chronology.
31: The Rise of Modern Sport.
32: Sport as a Business.
33: The Growth of Sport Professionals.
34: Sport: Politics, Social Issues, and Developments.
35: Biographical Sketches.
36: Ackerman, Kate, MD.
37: Amaechi, John Uzoma Ekwugha (November 26, 1970– ).
38: Anderson, Eric (January 18, 1968– ).
39: Arledge, Roone Pickney Jr. (July 8, 1931–December 5, 2002).
40: Bannister, Sir Roger Gilbert (March 23, 1929– ).
41: Barkley, Charles Wade (February 20, 1963– ).
42: Brundage, Avery (September 28, 1887–May 8, 1975).
43: Carlos, John Wesley (June 5, 1945– ).
44: Colson, Bill (1951– ).
45: Costas, Bob (March 22, 1952– ).
46: Costill, David (1936– ).
47: Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly (September 29, 1934– ).
48: Dassler, Horst (1936–April 9, 1987).
49: De Coubertin, Pierre (January 1, 1863–September 2, 1937).
50: Giulianotti, Richard.
51: Griffin, Pat (1946– ).
52: Johnson, Benjamin Sinclair “Ben” (December 30, 1961– ).
53: King, Billie Jean (November 22, 1943– ).
54: Kristinsson, Össur.
55: Lopiano, Donna (1946– ).
56: Martens, Rainer (1942– ).
57: McCormack, Mark (November 6, 1930–May 16, 2003).
58: McGhee, Jeremy (1977– ).
59: Miah, Andy.
60: Morgan, William.
61: Northrup, Fred.
62: Nowinski, Christopher (September 24, 1978– ).
63: Pistorius, Oscar Leonard Carl (November 22, 1986– ).
64: Redmond, Katherine.
65: Robinson, Jackie (January 31, 1919–October 24, 1972).
66: Samaranch, Juan Antonio (July 17, 1920–April 21, 2010).
67: Turner, Robert Edward “Ted” III (November 19, 1938– ).
68: Data and Documents.
69: The Phenomenon of Sport: Global Participation and North American Trends.
70: The Business of Sport.
71: Politics, Performance, and Ethics in Sport.
72: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Sport.
73: Directory of Organizations.
74: Professional Sport Organizations.
75: Amateur Athletic Organizations.
76: Youth Sport Organizations.
77: Sports Business and Media.
78: Organizations Dedicated to Sports Medicine, Injury, Rehabilitation, and Psychology.
79: Sport for Development, Character, Ethical Behavior, and Athletes’ Rights.
80: Organizations Representing Marginalized Groups in Sport.
81: Print and Nonprint Resources.
82: Print Resources.
83: Nonprint Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.