Social Issues in Sport , is an outstanding introduction to the roles of sport and physical activity in society and the perfect tool for examining sport from a critical perspective. The text's engaging writing style, full-colour format and sound learning tools make it accessible and will get students excited about the material. While the book is solidly grounded in research, it does t dwell on theory. This new edition provides a deeper look at the issues, contradictions and confusion surrounding sport for students in sport management, sport sociology, or other areas of sport studies. Students will find emphasis on areas that other texts often overlook such as the role of coaches, importance of lifetime sport and fitness and sport for special populations such as the elderly.
Ronald B. Woods, PhD, is an award-winning performance coach with Human Performance Institute, a consultant to the United States Tennis Association, and an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida. He has 40 years of experience as a teacher, coach and administrator of sports.