The Business and Culture of Sports: Society, Politics, Economy, Environment, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Joseph Maguire, Mark Falcous, Katie Liston
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  • ISBN-10: 0028665031
  • ISBN-13: 9780028665030
  • DDC: 338.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released May 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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The Business and Culture of Sports: Society, Politics, Economy, Environment is a peer-reviewed, academic volume that has one Editor in Chief, Joseph A. Maguire, and two Associate Editors, Mark Falcous and Katie Liston.
The Business and Culture of Sports provides global perspectives on such topics as the sustainable design of sports stadiums, the use of social media and advertising in sports marketing, the economic impact on cities hosting mega events, sports governance models, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, coaching and player development, gender representation in sports, sports violence and injury, and many others. Though aimed primarily at undergraduate students, this set is also a valuable resource for high school students as well as a general audience interested in the expanding world of sports studies.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides interdisciplinary, global perspectives on the field of sports, one of the very first reference works to do so.
  • Uses specific case studies and examples from the world of sports to illustrate important and timely topics of research.
  • Compiles scholarship from leading figures in sports studies around the world.
  • Covers a wide range of sports-related issues in a single comprehensive set that will be a great tool for undergraduate students and researchers as well as an interested general readership.
  • Nearly 100 peer-reviewed, signed chapters written and reviewed by academic scholars.
  • Each chapter includes key concepts, a brief overview, and a bibliography of works cited and suggestions for further reading.
  • Uses extensive academic research.
  • Contains ~140 photographs and graphics.



  • Joseph Maguire
  • Mark Falcous
  • Katie Liston

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028664981 | ISBN-13: 9780028664989

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Foundations.
Section I: Disciplinary Perspectives.
History of Sports.
Geography of Sports.
Social Psychology of Sports.
Philosophy of Sports.
Economics and Sports.
Law and Sports.
Media and Sports.
Politics of Sports.
Sociology of Sports.
Section II: Divisions and Discrimination.
Aging, Sports, and Society.
Class, Sports, and Society.
Disability, Sports, and Society.
Sports, Gender, and Sexuality: Snowboarding.
Race, Ethnicity, Sports, and Society.
Volume 2: Socio-cultural Perspectives.
Section I: Class, Inequality, and Social Mobility.
Sports and Social Inequality.
Sports, Gender, and Social Capital.
Social Class, Cultural Capital, and Sport.
Inequality and International Sports Policy.
Section II: Socialization and Identity.
Socialization through Sports: Applying a PYD Perspective.
Social Issues in Sports Coaching in the United States.
Sports, Pain, and Injury.
Action Sports.
Sports, Lifestyle, and Masculinities.
Sports, Violence, and Society: Some Sociological Observations.
Section III: Cross-cultural Perspectives.
Sports and American Society.
Sports, Nationalism, and the Body: Gymnastic Culture and National Identity in Denmark.
Sports, Diaspora, and Gaelic Games.
Sports in Postcolonial Societies.
The Making of Modern Sports: Diffusion, Emulation, and Resistance.
Section IV: The Media.
Sports and the Media: Key Issues and Concerns.
Sports and Media Globalization.
Sports, the Media, and Gender.
Sports, the Media, and National Identity.
Sports and the Media in the Arab World.
Sports and the Media in the United States.
Section V: Global Developments and Approaches.
The Development of Sport-for-Development Policy.
Sports, Development, Peace, and Respect for Diversity in South Africa.
Sports and Development: Critical Approaches.
Sports, Development, and Health: Reflections from Southern Africa.
Sports, Gender, and Development.
Sports and Peace Building.
Volume 3: Community.
Section I: Politics and Policy.
The Politics and Policy of Anti-doping Efforts in Sports.
A Toothless Tiger? Sports, Title IX, and Gendered Bodies.
Managing Elite Sports Systems and the Development of Athletes.
Sports, Politics, and Consumption: Olympic Ceremonies.
Sports and National Identity.
Section II: Community and Connection.
Religion through/and/in Sports.
Sports and Disability.
Sports and Mental Health.
Sports and Indigenous Peoples.
Sports and Indigenous Peoples: Canada.
Section III: State and Non-State Actors.
Sports and the Development of Youth: Canada and the United States.
Gendered and Sexual Politics in Olympic Sports.
The Business of MLB Player Development in the Caribbean.
Sports and Identity in China: Nationalism and the National Games.
Sports and the Post-9/11 American Nation.
Sports, the “State,” and Peace Building in Northern Ireland.
Section IV: Diplomacy.
Sports Mega Events as a Soft Power Resource.
Sports, Ethics, and Integrity.
Sports as Diplomacy: Sports, Empire, and "Ireland".
A Global Sports Diplomacy Framework.
The International Paralympic Movement and Public Diplomacy.
The Diplomatic Role of Sporting Cities: A Case Study of London 2012.
Section V: Organization and Representation.
Sports Governance Models around the World.
Sports, Gender, and Representation: The Women’s Gaelic Players’ Association.
Sports Participation in Norway.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Sports, Mega Events, and Security.
International Sports and Match Fixing.
Volume 4: Governance.
Section I: Business, Economics, and Governance.
Global Sports Governance and Politics: Learning from the FIFA Story.
The Economic Impact of Sports Facilities.
Sports Mega Events and Legacy.
Sports, Neoliberalism, and Democracy.
Labor Relations and the Sports Business.
Economic Rationalities and Sports Analytics: Beyond Moneyball?.
Section II: Democracy and Protest.
Sport for Development and Democracy.
Sports, Democracy, and Protest.
Gender, Sexuality, and Sports Organization.
Sports Mega Events and Democracy: Socio-spatial Dynamics in Rio.
Section III: Ownership.
Sports, Media Ownership, and Control.
The Growth Effects of Sports Franchises, Stadiums, and Arenas.
Global Elites and Sports Ownership: Emerging Economies, “Foreign” Owners, and New Strategies.
Not for Sale: Fan Ownership and Resistance.
Franchise Relocations: The Big Four Professional Sports Leagues in the United States.
Section IV: Advertising and Marketing.
Sports Advertising and Celebrity.
Advertising, Sports, and Gender.
Sports, Beer, and Promotional Culture.
Sports Marketing: The National Football League and Social Media.
Sports Tourism: Marketing Places.
Sports Marketing: Key Issues and Contexts.
Section V: Environmental Impact, Responsibility, and Sustainability.
Sports and the Challenges of Sustainability.
University Sports Facilities and Environmental Sustainability: Realities in Water Stewardship.
Sports and Environmental Sustainability: Water Use during Times of Drought.
Environmentally Sustainable Design in Sports.
Sustainability, Greenwashing, and Sports Environmentalism.
The Olympics and Environmentalism.