This classic anthology analyzes the sociological implications of sports in modern society through a series of interesting and informative essays sport in contemporary society can be used in a variety of ways as a primary text for courses in the sociology of sport as a supplementary text for a sociology course or even for general readers who . Sport in contemporary society can be used in a variety of ways as a primary text for courses in the sociology of sport as a supplementary text for a sociology course or even for general readers who wish to deepen their understanding and appreciation of sport 35 articles 21 new to this edition are included. This new printing of sport in contemporary society includes a new supplement on the facts opinions and scandals surrounding steroids in professional and amateur sports included is an informative government report that accessibly lays out the facts for students on increased use of steroids and the medical and performance effects on athletes. Sport in contemporary society has been widely used in courses for its articles by scholars and journalists about many controversial dimensions of sport including overzealous competition inequalities of gender and race the role of the media and the influence of money in both professional and school athletics. These issues and more are examined in sport in contemporary society tenth edition a selection of accessible writing by journalists and leading scholars who represent a new era of critical appraisal of sports both professional and amateur
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