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Child's Play: Sport in Kids' Worlds (Critical Issues in Sport and Society)


  

from: Rutgers University Press

 : Child's Play: Sport in Kids' Worlds (Critical Issues in Sport and Society)
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Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780813571454
Edition: None
ISBN: 0813571456
Item Dimensions: 9006008070
Label: Rutgers University Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Rutgers University Press
MPN: 4 illustrations, 8 graphs, 3 tables
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 272
Publication Date: May 01, 2016
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Studio: Rutgers University Press




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Is sport good for kids? When answering this question, both critics and advocates of youth sports tend to fixate on matters of health, whether condemning contact sports for their concussion risk or prescribing athletics as a cure for the childhood obesity epidemic. Child’s Play presents a more nuanced examination of the issue, considering not only the physical impacts of youth athletics, but its psychological and social ramifications as well.
 
The eleven original scholarly essays in this collection provide a probing look into how sports—in community athletic leagues, in schools, and even on television—play a major role in how young people view themselves, shape their identities, and imagine their place in society. Rather than focusing exclusively on self-proclaimed jocks, the book considers how the culture of sports affects a wide variety of children and young people, including those who opt out of athletics. Not only does Child’s Play examine disparities across lines of race, class, and gender, it also offers detailed examinations of how various minority populations, from transgender youth to Muslim immigrant girls, have participated in youth sports. 
 
Taken together, these essays offer a wide range of approaches to understanding the sociology of youth sports, including data-driven analyses that examine national trends, as well as ethnographic research that gives a voice to individual kids. Child’s Play thus presents a comprehensive and compelling analysis of how, for better and for worse, the culture of sports is integral to the development of young people—and with them, the future of our society. 
 






 



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