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Author Putnam, Douglas T., 1953-

Title Controversies of the sports world / Douglas T. Putnam
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999


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 MELB  796.0973 Put/Cot  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series Contemporary controversies ; 1522-0247
Contemporary controversies ; 1522-0247
Contents 1. Superstars for Sale -- 2. Breaking Down Barriers -- 3. Slaves to the Scale -- 4. Under Pressure -- 5. Player Power -- 6. The Man in the Mirror -- 7. Gender Games -- 8. In the Name of God -- 9. Pumping Up -- 10. Beating the Spread -- 11. Dream Domes and Pleasure Palaces -- 12. Fans and Fanatics -- 13. Violence in the Ring -- 14. Fighting Colors, Fighting Words -- 15. Setting Priorities -- 16. Sign on the Dotted Line
Summary Contemporary life in the United States would be difficult to understand without examining the pivotal role sports have played. Controversies of the Sports World is designed to take readers of all ages into the heart of the tensions and conflicts that arise from the wide-ranging enterprise that now dominates the lives of millions of people. The controversies explored include such issues in sports as recruitment procedures, steroid and other drug use, discrimination against women, discrimination against African Americans, and violence
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sports -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Sports -- Social aspects -- United States.
LC no. 98038217
ISBN 0313305587 (alk. paper)