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A very good chapter on 'sport and adventure'; use it for a direct task for students, utilising the e-book via the library.
A useful text that discusses many key themes and topics relevant to sports development /studies courses. Particularly good focus on key debates regarding the Olympic games.
Very good read and the initial chapter helps frame content and layout for the reset of the book. Looking forward to using this with undergraduate students
This should be highly useful for any sports studies students who are encountering the sociology of sport for the first time, even those who have previously studied sociology.
A detailed text with relevant information for aspects of the course
This book covers a broad range of subjects that will support our students education. Use of real events and activities brings the subject alive for the students.
This is a useful textbook for students who want a overview of sport sociology.
When I teach sports development modules I find the following chapters useful as supplementary reading-
a case study of the London Olympiads,
Introduction to sociological theories of sport in modern society,
sport's organisation and governance,
Sport and diversity, issues of race, ethnicity and disability .
Sport and community
A welcome addition for those who teach sports studies at the HND or sub-degree level. Used as a primer, this book provides readers with excellent introduction to the key sociological concepts, methods, and theories, and, also offer useful examples and contextualised discussions that beginners to the realm of sociology will no doubt appreciate. Beedie has compiled for students a good companion text that could certainly be used in conjunction with more detailed books, and, to guide students through more complex academic texts.