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The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies



March 2008 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'...a welcome addition to the literature in the rapidly expanding field of sports studies. It is up to date, comprehensive, and well and clearly written. Though primarily sociological in its orientation, it will help students -postgraduate and undergraduate alike and their teachers as well - to establish connections between the various sub-disciplines and guide them to sources which will enable them to probe issues more deeply... It is a beautifully crafted book and is sure to be a hit with students and their teachers. It would not surprise me in the least, however, if it appealed to sports lovers more generally... It is a tour de force and I recommend it unreservedly' - Eric Dunning, Professor in Sociology, The Centre for the Sociology of Sport, University of Leicester

Sports studies is one of the fastest growing fields in higher education today. The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies brings a timely, much-needed and comprehensive tool for all students in this multi-disciplinary field. Each entry provides a basic definition, a guide to research themes and a clear account of the relevance of the concept in understanding sport. Not only indispensable for quick clarification of terms, it will give students a springboard for more in-depth research and critical analysis. It offers:

" Cross referencing to assist critical thinking

" A list of key readings for each entry

" Expert definitions drawn from sociology, history, psychology, economics, management and business, politics and policy, physical education and health, and research methods.

" Concise, student-friendly and authoritative entries.

Covering sociology, history, psychology, politics, business, physical education, health and research methods, The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies provides the first one-stop reference guide for all students who study the social aspects of sport.

Over 400 entries.  

feedback already given

Miss Helen Thornalley
Education, St Mary's College
January 3, 2014

What a great range of topics an insights into sport studies. Very useful for all interested in this area. Well structured and easy to follow

Miss Helen Thornalley
Education, St Mary's College
January 3, 2014

Fantastic book for when you need to know

Mr Michael Hobson
School of Education, St Mary's University College Twickenham
August 5, 2013

Excellent reference book for students

Professor Roger Penn
Department of Sociology, Lancaster University
March 12, 2013

Useful resource. Provides good overview for each term and further reading options.

Mr Nathan Price
Sport, Stourbridge College
March 3, 2013

Very useful text for beginners to use, with helpful short passages and reference lists to direct further reading. Highly recommended as a key library resource.

Dr Alexander Channon
Department of Secondary Education, Greenwich University
January 17, 2012

This book has proved to valuable for the students who have exploring health of the whole person, understanding sport and exercise as a means of treatment for people with mental illness

Ms Ann Edwards
Health , Derby University
December 13, 2010

An excellent text which covers all key aspects of this subject and hence will prove a sound starting point for students exploring sport.

Mr Keith Parry
School of Services Management, Bournemouth University
July 2, 2010

whilts an interesting read for someone in my position, the book doesnt really carry enough impact for use within the course.

Miss Marie-Claire Blundell
Education, Commuity and Leisure, Liverpool John Moores University
January 4, 2010

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