Chapter 1 - The Sociology of Sport: What is it and why study it?
Chapter 2 - Using Social Theories: How can they help us to study sports in society?
Chapter 3 - Studying the Past: Does it help us understand sports today?
Chapter 4 - Sports and Socialization: Who plays and what happens to them?
Chapter 5 - Sports and Children: Are organized programmes worth the effort?
Chapter 6 - "Deviance" in Sports: Is it out of control?
Chapter 7 - Violence in Sports: How does it affect our lives?
Chapter 8 - Gender and Sports: Does equity require ideological changes?
Chapter 9 - Race and Ethnicity: Are they important in sports?
Chapter 10 - Social Class: Do money and power matter in sports?
Chapter 11 - Sports and the Economy: What are the characteristics of commercial sports?
Chapter 12 - Sports and the Media: Could they survive without each other?
Chapter 13 - Sports and Politics: How do governments and global processes influence sports?
Chapter 14 - Sports in High School and University: Do interscholastic sport programmes contribute to education?
Chapter 15 - Sports in the Future: What can we expect? Credits References Name Index Subject Index