Reflections on Sociology of Sport: Ten Questions, Ten Scholars, Ten Perspectives Vol: 10

Kevin Young
University of Calgary, Canada

Product Details
03 Nov 2017
Emerald Publishing Limited
192 pages - 152 x 229mm
Research in the Sociology of Sport
In this tenth and celebratory volume in the Research in the Sociology of Sport series, ten recognized and influential sport scholars from around the world reflect on their respective academic journeys. They each address ten salient questions summarizing their career and their view of the current and future status of the sociology of sport. Each chapter addresses four main themes: 
  • About the author: who are your mentors and influential figures? What is your research trajectory? 
  • About sport: why does sport matter? How should sport be studied? Is sport a panacea for social problems? 
  • About practising sociology of sport: is teaching sociology of sport easy? Do sociologists like sport? Is the sociologist of sport a ‘public intellectual? 
  • About sociology of sport in the academy: does sociology of sport face institutional or industry barriers? What is the future of the sociology of sport? 
While the ten questions are salient for everyone in the academy irrespective of field of study, they seem particularly trenchant for sociologists of sport as the subfield reaches a chronological milestone and continues to undergo its own ‘growing pains’ and maturation. Following quickly on the heels of, and conceptually tied to, Volume 9 (Sociology of Sport: A Global Subdiscipline in Review), Volume 10 now completes the ‘double celebration’ of this book series as the sociology of sport subfield turns 50.
Chapter 1, Stories From An Academic Life: Reflections On Being/Doing/Thinking In Sociology Of Sport; Toni Bruce 
Chapter 2, The Sociology Of Sport In Service Of Humanity; Cora Burnett 
Chapter 3, The Sociology Of Sport As A Career And Academic Discipline; Jay Coakley 
Chapter 4, Navigating ‘In-Betweenness’ In Studying Sport In Society; Agnes Elling 
Chapter 5, Personal Reflections On The Past, Present And Future Of Sociology Of Sport; Steven J. Jackson 
Chapter 6, Why Studying Sport Matters: One Woman’s Perspective As A Sport Sociology Scholar; Mary Jo Kane 
Chapter 7, My Journey: Personal Reflections On A Sociological Craft; Joseph Maguire 
Chapter 8, Caribbean Sport Sociology: The Ongoing Journey; Roy Mccree 
Chapter 9, The Sociology Of The Taste For Sociology Of Sport; Fabien Ohl
Chapter 10, Approaching Sport From Historical And Sociological Perspectives: The Life And Work Of A Feminist Scholar; Gertrud Pfister
Kevin Young is Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary, Canada. His previous publications include Sporting Bodies, Damaged Selves; Deviance and Social Control in Sport; Sport, Violence and Society; Qualitative Research on Sport and Physical Culture; Sport, Social Development and Peace; and Sociology of Sport: A Global Subdiscipline in Review. He served two elected terms as Vice-President of the International Sociology of Sport Association and has won awards for his teaching.

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