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Sport, Violence and Society free pdf Is violence an intrinsic component of contemporary sport? How does violence within sport reflect upon the attitudes of wider society? In this landmark study of violence in and around contemporary sport, Kevin Young offers the first comprehensive sociological analysis of an issue of central importance within sport studies. The book explores organized and spontaneous violence, both on the field and off, and calls for a much broader definition of 'sports-related violence', to include issues as diverse as criminal behaviour by players, abuse within sport and exploitatory labor practices. Offering a sophisticated new theoretical framework for understanding violence in a sporting context, and including a wide range of case-studies and empirical data -- from professional soccer in Europe to ice hockey in North America -- the book establishes a benchmark for the study of violence within sport and wider society. Through close examination of often contradictory trends, from anti-violence initiatives in professional sports leagues to the role of the media in encouraging hyper-aggression, the book throws new light on our understanding of the socially-embedded character of sport and its fundamental ties to history, culture, politics, social class, gender and the law.

About Kevin Young

Kevin Young is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary, Canada. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including International Review for the Sociology of Sport, Sociology of Sport Journal and Soccer and Society. Young has also served on the executive board of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and as vice president of the International Sociology of Sport Association.

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Author : Kevin Young
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 18 November 2011
ISBN : 0415549957
EAN : 9780415549950
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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