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Social Issues in Sport 3ed Hardcover – 15 November 2015
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- Publisher : Human Kinetics, Inc.; 3rd edition (15 November 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 536 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1450495206
- ISBN-13 : 978-1450495202
- Dimensions : 22.86 x 3.18 x 29.21 cm
- Customer Reviews:
This accessible volume will be a useful resource for those new to the many domains of sport.”
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“Enhanced with the inclusion of a four page Glossary; a twenty-two page list of References; and an eight page Index, "Social Issues In Sport" is very highly recommended for both community and academic library Sports & Athletics reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.”
-The Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Ronald B. Woods, PhD, is an adjunct professor of health science and human performance at the University of Tampa. He was a professor of physical education and men’s tennis coach at West Chester University in Pennsylvania for 17 years and was inducted into their athletic Hall of Fame. He has more than 40 years of experience as a professor, coach, and sport administrator.
Woods also spent 20 years with the United States Tennis Association and was the first director of player development, a program that assisted in the development of top junior players into successful playing professionals. He was also honored by the International Tennis Hall of Fame with their Educational Merit Award in 1996.
He has been honored by the United States Professional Tennis Association as National Coach of the Year in 1982 and named a Master Tennis Professional in 1984. A lifelong member of SHAPE America, Woods was a member of the U.S. Olympic Coaching Committee for eight years and the Coaches’ Commission of the International Tennis Federation.
From the Publisher
- An introductory textbook for courses in sociology of sport, social issues in sport, sport in society, and social aspects of sport; a professional reference for sport researchers.
Introductory text examines sport and society
Social Issues in Sport, Third Edition, explores common questions and issues about sport and its relationship to society through various sociological and cultural lenses. This updated edition remains grounded in practical application and provides social theories through which students may examine real-world issues. Fully updated in content, the book also features new learning activities to increase student comprehension and engagement, expanded emphasis on sport media, and sport for development and peace. Instructor ancillaries include an updated instructor guide, test package, chapter quizzes, and presentation package.
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