Key Concepts in Sports Studies
- Stephen Wagg - Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
- Belinda Wheaton - The University of Waikato, New Zealand
- Carlton Brick - University of the West of Scotland, UK
- Jayne Caudwell - University of Brighton, UK
SAGE Key Concepts series
Sociology (General) | Sociology of Sport and Leisure (General) | Sports Studies
• Clear Definitions
• Relevant Examples
• Up-to-date Suggestions for Further Reading
• Informative Cross-Referencing
Valuable in its parts and indispensable as a whole this book will provide a stimulating, practical guide to the relationship between sport and society.
Stephen Wagg is Professor of Sport and Society at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Carlton Brick lectures in the School of Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland in Paisley.
Belinda Wheaton is a Senior Research Fellow in the Chelsea School, University of Brighton.
Jayne Caudwell is a Senior Lecturer in the Chelsea School, University of Brighton.
A very good "dip in" text for students who need to understand a specific concept in more depth. The dictionary-style format helps with this. There is scope to use this in my course especially where knowledge of social concepts is relevant. Explanations are useful and would also suit upper level students who require refreshing their knowledge.
The book does not quite cover the topics I expected.
some good key concepts for AQA A-level PE Contemporary and hisatorical issues
A key text for Level 4 and Level 5 undergraduate sports students.
Key Concepts in Sports Studies is an excellent addition to students' reading. It places sport in a range of broader contexts and helps undergraduates to make the links between sport and society at large.
Very useful text - Key Concepts series are proving to be excellent resources for students and have recommended this particular book to students enrolled on undergraduate sociology of sport courses.
Slightly too basic with a selection of areas, some useful but lacking range appropriate for level of study
Excellent discussion of the inter-relationship between sport and society. Well referenced and presented, written in a style that will enable comprehension by students and stimulate debate.
This is a good text for studuents to dip in and out of. It give them basic knowledge and a guide as to where to start establishing a more comprehensive understanding
This is a useful addition to web-based key concept reference material. The book is clearly written and accessible, making it suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students in sports studies.