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What is Sport?
Our Love Affair with Sports throughout History
Sports as a Cultural Phenomenon
Sport Socialization through Popular Culture
Youth Sports: Growing Up with Sports
High School and College Sports: The Passion Continues
Sports Fans
Sportsmanship
Bibliography
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Sports: Why People Love Them!

Sports: Why People Love Them!

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Why do billions of people around the world love sports? The popular media is increasingly dedicated to the heated rivalries of sports teams, academic institutions are held in its thrall, sports metaphors are commonplace in our language, and most individuals participate in athletics or follow a team sport in some variation. This entertaining and informative book attempts to find out why—by examining sports in all its facets. The authors provide an overview of the history of sports, with a constant focus upon the social conditions through which sport arises and by which it continues to thrive.
Why do billions of people around the world love sports? The popular media is increasingly dedicated to the heated rivalries of sports teams, academic institutions are held in its thrall, sports metaphors are commonplace in our language, and most individuals participate in athletics or follow a team sport in some variation. This entertaining and informative book attempts to find out why—by examining sports in all its facets. The authors provide an overview of the history of sports, with a constant focus upon the social conditions through which sport arises and by which it continues to thrive.

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Publish date: May 16, 2009
Added to Scribd: Feb 07, 2012
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