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Fair and Foul
Beyond the Myths and Paradoxes of Sport
Fair and Foul explores our love of sport, just as it reveals sport's darker side-the influence of big business, corruption, price gouging, political maneuvering, gender bias, media grandstanding, and more. The sixth edition features a new chapter on mass media and sport, a revised introduction that lays out the two themes of the book with fresh examples, and a significantly revised chapter on college sport that asks whether or not big-time college sports are compatible with higher education. This edition also features new material throughout, such as the rising costs and increasing injuries in youth sports, fantasy sports, homophobia in sport, "one and done," and more.
Fair and Foul draws on examples ranging from youth to pro sports to give us a deeper understanding of how sports shape our everyday world. Ideal for sparking classroom discussion, Fair and Foul is an excellent book for students of sports and society, American culture, and other courses
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Stan Eitzen has been a pioneer in this field. Like many others, I am in his debt as one of the many he has inspired. -- Richard Lapchick, University of Central Florida Fair and Foul has exceeded my expectations. Each semester that I use it, there is a group of students that understand the good and the bad of sport and see sport as an intellectual issue. Eitzen's book is a really different sort of text. -- Judith McDonnell, Bryant University As a microcosm of society, sport is a social construction and therefore is an arena in which sociological processes can be studied. As my course is an introduction to the field of sport sociology, the goal of the course is to apply a sociological lens to the world of sports and athletics. Fair and Foul helps me attain this goal. It looks at issues and concerns surrounding the sports world. Its' coverage is vast and accommodates many of the sections of my course. -- Keri A. Diggins, Scottsdale Community College This book presents the various social issues embedded in sports in an accessible way and provides a useful overview for many of the units in my course. -- Holly Swyers, Lake Forest College Fair and Foul is unique in its approach and provides quality coverage of significant issues impacting the world of sport. It is an insightful resource that students respond well to. -- Jason Lee, University of North Florida