Learning Culture through Sports

Sports Studies, Cultural Studies, and the Electoral Gender Gap In an article that summarized recent developments in the study Of sport sociology, Michael Messner (2005) wrote that scholars of sport increasingly frame their Object of ...

Author: Sandra Spickard Prettyman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442206328

Category: Sports & Recreation

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In today's culture, sports wield a weight influence; this influence, however, is rarely examined. Similar to the first edition, this second edition of Learning Culture Through Sports provides coaches, educators, parents, and others dealing with students and athletes with an engaging and critical context for probing the sociological basis of this influence. The book's sections each address a particular issue in sport: youth and sport; gender and sexuality; race and ethnicity; sport, media, and big business; and international perspectives on sport and participation. Leading experts in the field present new and exciting avenues for exploring sport in our world, allowing us to recognize its tremendous influence, both positive and negative, in our lives and in our world. This new edition also includes cutting-edge research examining contemporary issues and controversies surrounding sport today. These issues, analyzed from multiple perspectives, will inspire readers to change the game in positive ways.
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Learning Culture Through Sports

This book provides coaches, educators, parents, and others dealing with students and athletes with an engaging and critical venue by which to examine contemporary issues and controversies surrounding sport.

Author: Sandra Spickard Prettyman

Publisher: R & L Education

ISBN: UVA:X004899045

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 270

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This book provides coaches, educators, parents, and others dealing with students and athletes with an engaging and critical venue by which to examine contemporary issues and controversies surrounding sport. In this text, authors take up the challenges faced by sport in our world, especially as it relates to the lives of young people, providing multiple perspectives on the issues, problems, and possibilities of sport in contemporary American society.
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Transforming Sport and Physical Cultures through Feminist Knowledges

Understanding popular culture images of “girl power” and sport. In S. Spickard Prettyman & B. Lampman (Eds.), Learning culture through sport (pp. 210–226). Plymouth, England: Rowman & Littlefield. Das, A. (2016, March 31).

Author: Simone Fullagar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000404494

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 158

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Transforming Sport and Physical Cultures through Feminist Knowledges contributes new perspectives on the entanglement of digital and physical cultures, more-than-human relations, post and decolonial ways of knowing, and how onto-epistemologies of sport come to matter. These perspectives are explored through a diverse array of topics, including, the embodiment of netball through Feminist Physical Cultural Studies; pregnant embodiment and implications of the postgenomic turn; posthumanist perspectives on women’s negotiation of affective body work and an autoethnographic account of how masculinity materialises through football; the mediation of gendered subjectivity through the digital-physical cultures of cycling; as well as how decolonial and postcolonial approaches identify the gendered and racialised relations of power in sport for development and football campaigns aimed at women’s empowerment. The thread that connects these chapters is the ‘doing’ of feminism as a generative knowledge practice that can transform ways of imagining, knowing, and affecting more equitable futures. This feminist collection contributes to the movement of ideas and transformation of knowledge within and across sport and physical cultures. Authors explore the power relations implicated in the gendered formation of physical cultures (across leisure, sport, the arts, tourism, well-being, and various embodied practices) from a range of disciplinary perspectives and theory-method approaches. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Leisure Sciences.
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Building a Learning Culture in America

Through sports, music, and civics, we can use a variety of American themes to build unity around our learning culture. But we need not use this nationalist approach negatively. Our goal is to establish a national identity that places a ...

Author: Kevin P. Chavous

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412863810

Category: Education

Page: 220

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Building a Learning Culture in America takes an incisive, no-holds-barred look at how America embraced and cultivated a culture of learning in the past, how that culture declined in the sixties and seventies, and what must be done to regain it. From political gridlock to systemic discrimination, Chavous details the many ways education today is off track, and cites specific examples of what Americans might do to reform it. Part memoir and part manifesto, this is a frank, fascinating, and personal account of Chavous’ experience as a politician working to enact school choice in Washington, DC, and throughout the United States. During the course of his political career, he has seen political skirmishes and party scuffles interfere with the United States’ ability to improve its educational system. These conflicts did not cause the problem; they were merely a result. The true problem was more basic: the decline of America’s learning culture. This pivotal work calls for Americans to unite in making the changes needed to reestablish a learning culture as an inherent piece of the American national fabric, and tells us how to begin.
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Asian American Sporting Cultures

17 C. Richard King, “Asian Americans in Unexpected Places: Sport, Racism and the Media,” in Prettyman and Lampman (eds.), Learning Culture through Sports, 174–180. 18 David L. Eng, Racial Castration: Managing Masculinity in Asian ...

Author: Stanley I. Thangaraj

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479840816

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Asian American Sporting Cultures delves into the American sports arena to explore the long history of Asian American sporting cultures and considers how identities and communities are negotiated on sporting fields. Through a close examination of Asian American sporting cultures ranging from boxing and basketball to spelling bees and wrestling, the contributors reveal the intimate connection between sport and identity formation. Sport plays a special role in the processes of citizen-making and of the policing of national and diasporic bodies. It is thus one key area in which Asian American stereotypes may be challenged, negotiated, and destroyed as athletic performances create multiple opportunities for claiming American identities. This volume incorporates work on Pacific Islander, South Asian, and Southeast Asian Americans as well as East Asian Americans, and explores how sports are gendered, including examinations of Asian American men’s attempts to claim masculinity through sporting cultures as well as the “Orientalism” evident in discussions of mixed martial arts as practiced by Asian American female fighters. This American story illuminates how marginalized communities perform their American-ness through co-ethnic and co-racial sporting spaces.
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Sport Social Development and Peace

Understanding popular culture images of “girl power” and sport. In S. S. Prettyman & B. Lampman (Eds.), Learning culture through sports: Perspectives on society and organized sports (pp. 210À226). Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield.

Author: Kevin Young

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781783508860

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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This volume is part of the early systematic inquiry into the analysis of sport as a developmental device. The book features an international roster of global experts. The chapters represent three groups: theory and philosophy, empirical research in 'on-the-ground' case studies, and those using circumspection to construct cases regarding evaluation.
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Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture

An Intersectional Approach to the Complexities and Challenges of Male Identity Thomas Keith ... out and play: Confronting homophobia in sports, ̄ in Learning Culture Through Sports: Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports, ed.

Author: Thomas Keith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317595342

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

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Masculinities in Contemporary American Culture offers readers a multidisciplinary, intersectional overview of masculinity studies that includes both theoretical and applied lenses. Keith combines current research with historical perspectives to demonstrate the contexts in which masculine identities have come evolved. With an emphasis on popular culture -- particularly film, TV, video games, and music -- this text invites students to examine their gendered sensibilities and discuss the ways in which different forms of media appeal to toxic masculinity.
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Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport

Understanding popular culture images of girl power and sport. In S. S. Prettyman and B. Lampman (eds), Learning Culture through Sports: Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports (pp. 210–226). Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield.

Author: Ken Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134469932

Category: Education

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The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is a comprehensive survey of the latest research into young people’s involvement in sport. Drawing on a wide diversity of disciplines, including sociology, psychology, policy studies, coaching, physical education and physiology, the book examines the importance of sport during a key transitional period of our lives, from the later teenage years into the early twenties, and therefore helps us develop a better understanding of the social construction of young people’s lives. The book covers youth sport in all its forms, from competitive game-contests and conventional sport to recreational activities, exercise and lifestyle sport, and at all levels, from elite competition to leisure time activities and school physical education. It explores youth sport across the world, in developing and developed countries, and touches on some of the most significant themes and issues in contemporary sport studies, including physical activity and health, lifelong participation, talent identification and development, and safeguarding and abuse. No other book brings together in one place such a breadth and depth of material on youth sport or the engagement of young people in physical activity. The Routledge Handbook of Youth Sport is therefore important reading for all advanced students, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in youth sport, youth culture, sport studies or physical education.
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Beyond Sport for Development and Peace

Understanding popular culture images of aGirl Power!« and sport, ̄ in Prettyman, S. and Lampman, B. (eds) Learning culture through sports: Exploring the role of sports in society, Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 210¥226.

Author: Lyndsay M. C. Hayhurst

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317615491

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Debates around the ‘sport for development and peace’ (SDP) movement have entered a new phase, moving on from simple questions surrounding the utility of sport as a tool of international development. Beyond Sport for Development and Peace argues that critical research and new perspectives and methodologies are necessary to balance the local aspects and global influences of sport and to better understand the power relations embedded in SDP on a transnational scale. As the era of the Millennium Development Goals gives way to a new agenda for sustainable development, this book considers the position of SDP. The book brings together contributors from 15 different countries across the developed and developing worlds, including academic researchers and ‘on the ground’ experts, practitioners and policy-makers, to provide one of the most diverse set of perspectives assembled in SDP scholarship. Looking to the renewed development agenda, its authors explore theoretical, policy and practical dimensions that address the broadening geographical and cultural spread of SDP, the emergence of issues such as child protection within it, its increased capacity for critical reflection on practice, and its potential for new collaborative approaches to knowledge production. Through its combination of academically-led chapters paired with practice-oriented ‘responses’ it offers an important reconceptualization of SDP as a contributor to development policy, and opens up important new avenues for studying and ‘practising’ SDP. Beyond Sport for Development and Peace is therefore essential reading for all researchers, advanced students, policy-makers and practitioners working in sport development or international development.
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New Sporting Femininities

Understanding popular culture images of “Girl Power!” and sport. In S. Spickard Prettyman & B. Lampman (Eds.), Learning Culture Through Sports: Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports (pp. 210–226). Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

Author: Kim Toffoletti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319724812

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 334

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This edited collection critically explores new and emerging models of female athleticism in an era characterised as postfeminist. It approaches postfeminism through a critical lens to investigate new forms of politics being practised by women in physical activity, sport and online spaces at the intersections of gender, ethnicity, sexuality and ability. New Sporting Femininities features chapters on celebrity athletes such as Serena Williams and Ronda Rousey, alongside studies of the online fitspo movement and women’s growing participation in activities like roller derby, skateboarding and football. In doing so, it highlights key issues and concerns facing diverse groups of women in a rapidly changing gender-sport landscape. This collection sheds new light on the complex and often contradictory ways that women’s athletic participation is promoted, experienced and embodied in the context of postfeminism, commodity feminism and emerging forms of popular feminism.
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EBOOK Sports in Society

Dionigi, R. (2011) 'Older athletes: resisting and reinforcing discourses of sport and aging', in Learning Culture Through Sports (2nd edn), S. Spikard Prettyman and B. Lampman (eds), Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, MD.

Author: Jay Coakley

Publisher: McGraw Hill

ISBN: 9780077160555

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Using a topics-based approach organized around provocative questions about the interaction of sports, culture and society, Sports in Society presents an accessible introduction to research and theory in the sociology of sport. This new edition continues the legacy of the previous editions while introducing new material and examples that bring theory to life. Current debates in sports, such as how youth participation can be increased or sport funding allocated, have been integrated throughout the text to provide a holistic view of society. An Online Learning Centre accompanies this book offering a range of lecturer support materials as well as resources and tests for students.
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No Slam Dunk

Gender, Sport and the Unevenness of Social Change Cheryl Cooky, Michael A. Messner ... In S. Spickard Prettyman & B. Lampman (Eds.), Learning culture through sports: Perspectives on society and organized sports (pp. –).

Author: Cheryl Cooky

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813592084

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

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In just a few decades, sport has undergone a radical gender transformation. However, Cheryl Cooky and Michael A. Messner suggest that the progress toward gender equity in sports is far from complete. The continuing barriers to full and equal participation for young people, the far lower pay for most elite-level women athletes, and the continuing dearth of fair and equal media coverage all underline how much still has yet to change before we see gender equality in sports. The chapters in No Slam Dunk show that is this not simply a story of an “unfinished revolution.” Rather, they contend, it is simplistic optimism to assume that we are currently nearing the conclusion of a story of linear progress that ends with a certain future of equality and justice. This book provides important theoretical and empirical insights into the contemporary world of sports to help explain the unevenness of social change and how, despite significant progress, gender equality in sports has been “No Slam Dunk.”
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Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication

McDonald, M. G., and Thomas, C. (2012). The Rutgers women's basketball team talks back: Intersectionality, resistance, and media power. In S. Prettyman and B. Lampman (Eds.), Learning culture through sports: Perspectives on society and ...

Author: PaulM. Pedersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351550444

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The Routledge Handbook of Sport Communication is the only book to offer a fully comprehensive and in-depth survey of the contemporary discipline of sport communication. It explores communication within, through, and for sport in all its theoretical, conceptual, cultural, behavioral, practical and managerial aspects, tracing the contours of this expansive, transdisciplinary and international discipline and demonstrating that there are few aspects of contemporary sport that don?t rely on effective communications.Including contributions from leading sport media and communications scholars and professionals from around the world, the book examines emerging (new and social) media, traditional (print, broadcast and screen) media, sociological themes in communication in sport, and management issues, at every level, from the interpersonal to communication within and between sport organisations and global institutions. Taking stock of current research, new ideas and key issues, this book is an essential reference for any advanced student, researcher or practitioner with an interest in sport communication, sport business, sport management, sport marketing, communication theory, journalism, or media studies.
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Sport and Physical Activity across the Lifespan

Concluding Thoughts Sport, exercise and physical activity are now promoted to all and, over time, ... In S. S. Prettyman & B. Lampman (Eds.), Learning culture through sports: Perspectives on society and organized sports (2nd ed., pp.

Author: Rylee A. Dionigi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137485625

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 362

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This edited collection problematizes trajectories of health promotion across the lifespan. It provides a distinctive critical social science perspective of the various directions taken by dominant policies in their approach to promoting sport for all ages. It offers an array of theoretical and methodologically diverse perspectives on this topic, and highlights the intersections between different life stages and social, economic and cultural factors in the developed world, including class, gender, ability, family dynamics and/or race. Sport and Physical Activity across the Lifespan critically explores dominant policies of age-focussed sport promotion in order to highlight its implications within the context of particular life stages as they intersect with social, cultural and economic factors. This includes an examination of organised sport for pre-schoolers; ‘at-risk’ youth sport programmes; and the creation of sporting sub-cultures within the mid-life ‘market’. This book will be of interest to those wanting to learning more about how age and life stages affect the way people think about and participate in sport, and to better understand the impacts of sport across the lifespan.
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Journal of Social Sciences COES RJ JSS Vol 8 No 1

Moreover, Bai and Fallah (2012) explored the relationship between organizational learning culture and organizational performance with a study from the perspective of Ministry of Sports and Youthsports experts in the Islamic Republic of ...

Author: COES&RJ

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359570188

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Child s Play

Understanding Popular Culture Images of 'Girl Power!' and Sport.” In Learning Culture through Sports: Perspectives on Society and Organized Sports, edited by Sandra Spickard Prettyman and Brian Lampman, 210– 226.

Author: Michael A. Messner

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813572918

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 268

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Is sport good for kids? When answering this question, both critics and advocates of youth sports tend to fixate on matters of health, whether condemning contact sports for their concussion risk or prescribing athletics as a cure for the childhood obesity epidemic. Child’s Play presents a more nuanced examination of the issue, considering not only the physical impacts of youth athletics, but its psychological and social ramifications as well. The eleven original scholarly essays in this collection provide a probing look into how sports—in community athletic leagues, in schools, and even on television—play a major role in how young people view themselves, shape their identities, and imagine their place in society. Rather than focusing exclusively on self-proclaimed jocks, the book considers how the culture of sports affects a wide variety of children and young people, including those who opt out of athletics. Not only does Child’s Play examine disparities across lines of race, class, and gender, it also offers detailed examinations of how various minority populations, from transgender youth to Muslim immigrant girls, have participated in youth sports. Taken together, these essays offer a wide range of approaches to understanding the sociology of youth sports, including data-driven analyses that examine national trends, as well as ethnographic research that gives a voice to individual kids. Child’s Play thus presents a comprehensive and compelling analysis of how, for better and for worse, the culture of sports is integral to the development of young people—and with them, the future of our society.
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Sport and Democracy in the Ancient and Modern Worlds

In Learning Culture through Sports: Exploring the Role of Sports in Society, edited by Sandra Spickard Prettyman and Brian Lampman, 3—14. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. Coakley, Jay and Eric Dunning. 2000a. “General Introduction.

Author: Paul Christesen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139576796

Category: History

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This book explores the relationship between sport and democratization. Drawing on sociological and historical methodologies, it provides a framework for understanding how sport affects the level of egalitarianism in the society in which it is played. The author distinguishes between horizontal sport, which embodies and fosters egalitarian relations, and vertical sport, which embodies and fosters hierarchical relations. Christesen also differentiates between societies in which sport is played and watched on a mass scale and those in which it is an ancillary activity. Using ancient Greece and nineteenth-century Britain as case studies, Christesen analyzes how these variables interact and finds that horizontal mass sport has the capacity to both promote and inhibit democratization at a societal level. He concludes that horizontal mass sport tends to reinforce and extend democratization.
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Sport in Films

International Review of Sport Sociology 37, nos. 3–4 (2002): 531–6. Kusz, K.W. 'Why be a Jackass?: Media Images of Young White Men in and out of Sport in New Millennium America'. In Learning Culture through Sport: Exploring the Role of ...

Author: Emma Poulton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317996262

Category: Performing Arts

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Sport offers everything a good story should have: heroes and villains, triumph and disaster, achievement and despair, tension and drama. Consequently, sport makes for a compelling film narrative and films, in turn, are a vivid medium for sport. Yet despite its regularity as a central theme in motion pictures, constructions and representations of sport and athletes have been marginalised in terms of serious analysis within the longstanding academic study of films and documentaries. In this collection, it is the critical study of film and its connections to sport that are examined. The collection is one of the first of its kind to examine the ways in which sport has been used in films as a metaphor for other areas of social life. Among the themes and issues explored by the contributors are: Morality tales in which good triumphs over evil The representation and ideological framing of social identities, including class, gender, race and nationality The representation of key issues pertinent to sport, including globalization, politics, commodification, consumerism, and violence The meanings ‘spoken’ by films – and the various ‘readings’ which audiences make of them This is a timely collection that draws together a diverse range of accessible, insightful and ground-breaking new essays. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.
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Religion and Sports

“Shifting Boundaries in Sports Technology and Disability: Equal Rights or Unfair Advantage in the Case of Oscar ... In Sandra Spickard Prettyman and Brian Lampman, eds., Learning Culture Through Sports: Perspectives on Society and ...

Author: Rebecca T. Alpert

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231539326

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Like religion, playing and watching sports is a deeply meaningful, celebratory ritual enjoyed by millions across the world. The first scholarly work designed for use in both religion and sports courses, this collection develops and then applies a theoretically grounded approach to studying sports engagement globally and its relationship to modern-day issues of violence, difference, social protest, and belonging. Case studies explore the place of sports in mainstream faiths, such as Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Christianity, and lesser-known religious groups, particularly in Africa. It covers football, baseball, and basketball but also archery, soccer, bullfighting, judo, and track. Essays reflect all skill levels, from amateur to professional, and find surprising affinities among practices and cultures in locations as disparate as Germany and Japan, Spain and Saudi Arabia. Thoroughly examining a range of phenomena, this collection fully captures the unique overlap of two universal institutions and their interplay with human society, politics, and culture.
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College Sports and Institutional Values in Competition

Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 7(3), 149–167. Coakley, J. (2011). Sports specialization and its effects. In S. S. Prettyman & B. Lampman (eds), Learning culture through sports: Perspectives on society and ...

Author: Jennifer Lee Hoffman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429679940

Category: Education

Page: 184

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College Sports and Institutional Values in Competition interrogates the relationship between athletics and higher education, exploring how college athletics departments reflect many characteristics of their institutions and are also susceptible to the same challenges in delivering on their mission. Chapters cover the historical contexts and background of campus athletics, issues and institutional tensions over market pressures, the spectacle of college athletics and how this spectacle influences athlete experiences, and the ways in which leaders are navigating these issues. Through stories of higher education that focus on the ways athletic departments leverage their institutional values, this book encourages readers to examine the purpose, mission, and academic values of their institutions, and to evaluate the role of their athletic programs, to improve outcomes and experiences on campus for students and student-athletes alike.
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