All listings for this product
Save on Textbooks
- AU $56.99Trending at AU $71.40
- AU $13.75Trending at AU $17.83
- AU $29.08Trending at AU $33.28
- AU $94.90Trending at AU $96.53
- AU $69.53Trending at AU $86.07
- AU $18.54Trending at AU $23.02
- AU $29.00Trending at AU $39.16
About this product
- DescriptionIs 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 t 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 mirity 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 ethgraphic 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.
- Author BiographyMichael A. Messner is a professor of sociology and gender studies at the University of Southern California, USA. He is the author of several books, including It's All for the Kids: Gender, Families, and Youth Sports and Some Men: Feminist Allies and the Movement to End Violence Against Women. Michela Musto is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Southern California, USA. Her work has appeared in Gender, Society and Sociology of Sport Journal.
- PublisherRutgers University Press
- Date of Publication29/02/2016
- SubjectGeneral Sport & Fitness Training
- Series TitleCritical Issues in Sport and Society
- Place of PublicationNew Brunswick, NJ
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRutgers University Press
- Content Note4 illustrations, 8 graphs, 3 tables
- Weight494 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edited byMichael Alan Messner,Michela Musto
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.