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1st Edition

Sport and Violence

ISBN 9780750684057
Published July 22, 2011 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Sport and Violence takes a critical look at the culture of ‘sports rage’ and aggression in the sporting industry, covering ethical, historical and sociological causes and impacts. It examines international examples of sport violence, including: the father of a tennis competitor placing a drug in the drinks of her competitors; a player’s neck broken after being attacked from behind by an opponent in an NHL game; hooliganism in international soccer and more. The book not only attempts to explain how and why such violence originates, it examines its impact on society outside sport and suggests potential remedies for the problem. This book:

  • Examines the culture of violence that permeates and surrounds sport, including the sociological causes of that violence, and what can be done to mitigate them
  • Features an international perspective with examples of sport violence from throughout the world
  • Offers a historical view on the evolution of violence in sport

Its up-to-date and in-depth coverage of a controversial issue makes this book a valuable asset to both sports students and professionals working in sports management.

Table of Contents

Chaper 1. Our Violent Society – National and Global  Chapter 2. The Status of Sport and Violence  Chapter 3. The Exploration of Societal Factors  Chapter 4. The Role of Violence and Sport  Chapter 5. Causes of Sport Violence  Chapter 6. Fan – Sport Environment Interaction Disorder  Chapter 7. The Role of Exclusion  Chapter 8. Spillover Effects of Sport and Violence  Chapter 9. Problems and Solutions with Sport Organizations  Chapter 10. Toward Solutions

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Lynn Jamieson, Professor and Former Chair, Indiana University, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, USA

Thomas Orr, Doctoral Student, Head Coach, Indiana University Hockey Program, USA