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Chawansky, Megan – Feminist Teacher: A Journal of the Practices, Theories, and Scholarship of Feminist Teaching, 2010
Most of the students who are taking the author's sport sociology courses can easily identify the problematic ways in which women's athletic events and bodies are covered within the sports sections of newspapers, magazines, Web sites, and television shows. These students are less able to understand how the heterosexual male sporting experience…
Descriptors: Social Class, Behavioral Objectives, Active Learning, Journalism
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Gubby, Laura – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
Korfball was invented in a mixed Primary School in Amsterdam in the early 1900s [IKF (2006). "Korfball in the Mixed Zone." KNKV; Summerfield and White (1989). Korfball: A Model of Egalitarianism. "Sociology of Sport Journal," 6, 144-151]. The main catalyst for the development of korfball was a need for a competitive mixed sport…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Physical Education, Coeducation, Athletics
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McMahon, Jenny; Penney, Dawn; Dinan-Thompson, Maree – Sport, Education and Society, 2012
This paper contributes to sport, sociology and the body literature by exploring the "exposure and effect" of culture, in particular bodily practices placed on three adolescent swimmers immersed in the Australian swimming culture using an ethnographic framework. The research reported is particularly notable as it addresses two distinct…
Descriptors: Aquatic Sports, Adolescents, Cultural Context, Human Body
Brooks, Dana D. – 1984
The purpose of this study was to investigate the current status of sport sociology within American and Canadian Colleges and Universities. The study investigated: (1) the number of graduate and undergraduate courses offered in sport sociology; (2) current research area(s) of interest within sport sociology; (3) current text used as reference and…
Descriptors: Athletics, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Higher Education
Snyder, Eldon E.; Spreitzer, Elmer – 1979
The status of the sociology of sport within the discipline of sociology is explored. Review of the subfield since 1971 indicates an increase in the number of publications and communication relating to sport sociology topics. It is hypothesized, however, that sport sociology will not in the near future receive equal acceptance within sociology with…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Education, Athletics, Change Agents
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American Journal of Play, 2015
Thomas S. Henricks is the J. Earl Danieley Professor of Sociology and Distinguished University Professor at Elon University. Since receiving his doctorate in sociology at the University of Chicago, Henricks has investigated the sociology of sports from the fandom of modern American professional wrestling to the relationship between sports and…
Descriptors: Play, Interviews, Self Expression, Social Influences
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Greendorfer, Susan L. – Physical Educator, 1985
The author describes the issues which created the schism between physical education and sociology. If the subdiscipline of sports sociology is to survive, these misunderstandings must be erased. Current investigations of relevant topics are of interest to both physical educators and coaches and could begin to bridge the gap. (MT)
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Sociology
Crase, Darrell – Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, 1979
Thirty-one journals pertinent to the physical educator and to the professional in the areas of motor learning, sport philosophy, sport sociology, sport psychology, and sport medicine are listed with a general note on the scope of each. (JMF)
Descriptors: Athletics, Periodicals, Physical Education, Physical Fitness
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Walton-Fisette, Jennifer L.; Walton-Fisette, Theresa A.; Chase, Laura Frances – Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 2017
Background: Throughout this mediated society, young people, in particular, are mass consumers of corporatized media. The mediation of sport has long been critically examined within sociology and physical cultural studies [(e.g. Mcdonald, M. G., and S. Birrell. 1999. "Reading Sport Critically: A Methodology for Interrogating Power."…
Descriptors: Films, Physical Education, Content Analysis, Best Practices
Staurowsky, Ellen J.; De Souza, Mary Jane; Miller, Kathleen E.; Sabo, Don; Shakib, Sohaila; Theberge, Nancy; Veliz, P.; Weaver, A.; Williams, Nancy I. – Women's Sports Foundation, 2015
"Her Life Depends On It III" (HLDOI) is the Women's Sports Foundation's comprehensive report that reviews existing and emerging research on the links between participation in sport and physical activity and the health and well-being of American girls and women. As with the previous editions in 2004 and 2009, this study also confirms that…
Descriptors: Womens Athletics, Physical Activities, Females, Physical Activity Level
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Garrett, Robyne; Wrench, Alison – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2016
Pedagogical practices are fundamental to teachers' work, and in the spaces of schooling impact significantly on students' success and achievement (Evans, J. 1986. "Physical Education, Sport and Schooling: Studies in the Sociology of Physical Education." London: Falmer Press.). This is especially the case for students from disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Physical Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Secondary School Curriculum
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Hall, M. Ann – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 1983
Research in sport sociology is discussed, especially those studies emphasizing the relationship between sports and class domination. The need for research that pays attention to the power relationships between men and women is pointed out. (PP)
Descriptors: Athletics, Females, Feminism, Physical Education
Yiannakis, Andrew; Krotee, March L. – Journal of Physical Education and Recreation, 1980
Arguments for the development of the cross-cultural comparative sociological study of sport and physical activity are presented. (JMF)
Descriptors: Athletics, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Physical Education
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Greendorfer, Susan L. – Quest, 1977
Alternative directions for future research are suggested in order to establish a closer relationship between the substance of sociology of sport and the practice of physical education. (DS)
Descriptors: Athletics, Physical Education, Social Science Research, Social Stratification
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Zieff, Susan G.; Lumpkin, Angela; Guedes, Claudia; Eguaoje, Terry – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2009
With 17,000 members, NASPE is the largest of the five national associations of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and comprises six Academy Committees (Biomechanics; Curriculum and Instruction; Exercise Physiology; Motor Development and Learning; Sport and Exercise Psychology; and Sport History,…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Athletics, Federal Legislation, National Standards
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