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Dedication
Preface
Prologue:
Characterizations of Competitive Sport
A Social Institution Without a Theory
How Sport Serves Society
Sport’s Contribution Today
Sedentary Living Has Caught Up With America
Official Sport’s Response to the Prevailing Situation
Dick Pound’s Reward for Distinguished Service
How to Reclaim Sport (Weiner)
Functioning With an Indeterminate, Muddled Theory
Crossing the Postmodern Divide
PART II: HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Technology and Life Improvement
An Unrecognized Challenge to Modern Society
Sporting Patterns Forged by Environmental Forces
Conceptualizing the Ritual of Sport
The Ritual of Sport Is Being Corrupted
Question 1: Where are we now?
Question 2. Why are we here?
Question 3. Where do we want to be?
Question 4. How do we get there?
Question 5. What exactly should we do?
Concluding Statement
The Original Enlightenment Ideal
The Decline of Sport’s “Mentality”
Canadian “Retreat” Brings “Sanity”
Chapter 5 The Story of Siwash "U" in the Mid-1950s
The Bears Were Once an Ominous Sight
Siwash Gets a New Coach
Funding Good Football Players
Everyone Seemed “Surprised” at the Game’s Results
Controversial Reg Branch is Hired
Coach Briggs Is Fired!
University Officials Declare Innocence
Chapter 6 The Illinois Slush-Fund Scandal of the 1960s
Announcement of the "Irregularities
The Big Ten Investigation
The University's Appeal; The Subsequent Decision
The Search for New Coaches
Results of NCAA Deliberations
What Is This Ritual Involving Competitive Sport?
The Occurrence
Why Was This Story So Newsworthy?
Hard Questions About Present Social Institutions
What Happened to the “Enlightenment Ideal”?
Challenging the Role of Sport in Society
A Shortage of Mythical Heroes in America
A Wrongly Chosen Culture Hero!
Question: Is Sport a Socially Useful Servant?
A Growing Interest in Ethics and Morality
The Demand for Improved Levels of Performance
Coach and Athlete: In Each Other’s Power
Definitions
The Sources of Interpersonal Power
Summary and Conclusions
Chapter 11 America Is Screwing Up Competitive Sport
Why Have Sport?
Sport Within Education
The “Prevailing Mentality” Within Sport
Mixed Martial Arts Is Abhorrent
A Few Final Thoughts
A Confusing Situation
What Are the Characteristics of an Amateur?
From Amateurism to Semi–professionalism
The Concept of the 'Semiprofessional'
How Sport Became Singled Out
Let's Make "Semiprofessional" Official
There Is One Major Caution
Sport As a Socially Useful Servant
PART III: HOW DO WE CORRECT THE SITUATION?
The Educational Institution or Agency
The Board of Trustees, Education, or Governors
The State or Provincial Legislature
What Does This Mean Ultimately?
A “Professional Suicide” Note
We Still Do Read Newspapers!
A Desperate (Unrealized) Need for Sport Critics
Professionals: Need to Be More Professional
A Social Institution That Needs to Be Challenged
Sport Values Should Be Consistent With Societal Values
Undue Violence in Hockey
The Danger Inherent in Boxing
Excessive Commercialism:
Excessive Nationalism in Olympic Sport
Overemphasis in Professional Sport
Use of Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Injuries in Collision Sports
Misuse of Power by Coaches
Conclusion
Ancient “Olympism”
The Goal of Modern Olympism
The Problem
Social Forces as Value Determinants
Use of the Term “Value” in Philosophy
Domains of Value Under Axiology
An Assessment of the Problem
The Enlightenment Ideal Has Been Overturned
Analyzing Sport’s Role in Society
Need for a Theory of Sport Management
The Next Step for the Sport Management Profession
Chapter 19 Broadening the Vision of the Sport Manager
The Ramifications of Ecology for Humankind
FFigure 2 Management Process As a Schematic Model
Achieving One’s Personal Development
The “Adventure” of Civilization
“Universal Civilization” or the Clash of Civilizations?
The "Tragic Sense" of Life
The “Plight” of Sport Management
Future Societal Scenarios
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The "Big Three's" Takeover of Sport

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