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Sport, Exercise and Social Theory


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1. Introduction 2. C. Wright Mills and the Sociological Imagination 3. Functionalist Perspectives 4. Marxist Perspectives 5. Cultural Studies Perspectives 6. Symbolic Interaction Perspectives 7. Process-Sociology: The Civilising Process 8. Feminist Perspectives 9. Post-modern Perspectives 10. A Guide to the Craft of Sociology

About the Author

Gyozo Molnar is Senior Lecturer in Sport Studies in the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Worcester, UK. His current publications and research revolve around migration, football, globalization, national identity, the Olympics and sport-related role exit. John Kelly is Lecturer in Sport and Recreation Business Management in the Moray House School of Education at Edinburgh University, UK. His research interests revolve around ethnicity, sectarianism, nationalism, militarism and sport.


"The authors of this text relate a number of different sociological perspectives (e.g., Marxist, Feminist) to sport and exercise settings. Each chapter provides a clear and easy to understand outline of each perspective and then brings in a range of sport and exercise issues and discusses them through each perspective's lens. It fills a niche in the market as other contemporary texts are either written in terms of the theorist, or in an individual case study format. This perspective-driven text provides a different angle to the discipline."-Dr Paul Dancy

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