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Introduction: Making the Case for the Social Sciences of Sport, Exercise, and Health The Sport Ethic and the Natural Sciences Proposing a Human Development Model Part I. Identity: Definitions, Development, and the IndividualChapter 1. History of Sport Wray Vamplew, PhD Relationships With Other Disciplines Core Concepts Main Theoretical Perspectives Critical Findings Key Debates Summary Chapter 2. Philosophy of Sport Sigmund Loland, PhD, and Michael McNamee, PhD Historical Overview of the Discipline Main Theoretical Perspectives Key Debates Future Directions Summary Chapter 3. Psychology of Sport David Lavallee, PhD, John Kremer, PhD, and Aidan Moran, PhD Core Concepts Main Theoretical Perspectives Critical Findings Key Debates Summary Part II. Community: Place, Space, Image, and the Social Chapter 4. Anthropology of Sport Alan Klein, PhD Foundations in Sociocultural Anthropology Post-1970: The Athletic El Dorado and the Anthropologists Who Seek Him Looking Outward Summary Chapter 5. Sociology of Sport Joseph Maguire, PhD Historical Development and Core Concepts Main Theoretical Perspectives A Sociological Account of Sport: Critical Findings Future Directions and Key Debates Summary Chapter 6. Geography of Sport Christopher Gaffney, PhD Historical Trajectory of the Geography of Sport Core Concepts Main Theoretical Perspectives Key Debates and Critical Findings Future Directions Summary Chapter 7. Media Studies and Sport David Rowe, PhD Historical Connections and Questions in Media Studies Understanding Media: Core Concepts Media Powers and Routines: Main Theoretical Perspectives Critical Findings and Key Debates in Sport and Media Conclusion: Sport and Media Studies in Transition Part III. Capital: Wealth, Power, and ResourcesChapter 8. Economics and Sport Stefan Szymanski, PhD Professional League Model: Theory and Policy Productivity Studies Economic Impact: Measurement, Theory, and Policy Sport, Physical Activity, and Well-Being Illustrations of Economic Issues Conclusions Chapter 9. Political Science and Sport Jonathan Grix, PhD Core Concepts in Political Science Study of Sport and Politics Research Paradigms and Theoretical Perspectives in Political Science Applying Political Science and Sport: The Governance of Sport and the Politics of Mega-Events Summary Chapter 10. International Relations and Sport Roger Levermore, PhD, and Aaron Beacom, PhD Core Concepts and Main Theoretical Perspectives Critical Findings and Key Debates Summary Part IV. Governance: Regulation, Organization, and ImplementationChapter 11. Sport and the Law Deborah Healey, LLB, LLM (Hons) The Global Organization and Regulation of Sport Overview: The Place of Law in Sport Are the Courts Always Interested in Sport? Governance Aspects of Industry Self-Regulation in Sport Summary Chapter 12. Sport and Social Policy Ramon Spaaij, PhD Discipline of Social Policy: A Historical Overview Main Theoretical Perspectives Key Concepts Key Debates Summary Chapter 13. Sport and Management Studies Lucie Thibault, PhD Sport as a Unique Industry Historical Overview Core Concepts Main Theoretical Perspectives Critical Findings Key Debates Summary Chapter 14. Sport and Education Dawn Penney, PhD Core Concepts Theoretical Perspectives Critical Findings Key Debates Summary

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Joseph Maguire, PhD, is a professor of sociology of sport in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom. He is a past president of both the International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA) and International Sociological Association Research Committee 27 (Sociology of Sport). He is on the executive board of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education and has acted as an assessor for the Association of Commonwealth Universities Scholarship Scheme. He has served on scientific committees for the World Congress of Sociology and has presented papers at the American Sociological Association, British Sociological Association, and World Congresses in Sociology and the Sociology of Sport. He is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College. His recent publications include the single-authored text Reflections on Process Sociology and Sport: Walking the Line and the coedited texts Sport Across Asia: Politics, Cultures, and Identities and Sport and Migration: Borders, Boundaries and Crossings.

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