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KINE 5160: Role of Sport in American Society: Required Readings

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Required Readings for KINE 5160

Social Class/Socialization
White, P. and McTeer,  W.  (2012). Socioeconomic status and sport participation at different developmental stages during childhood and youth: Multivariate analysis using Canadian national hockey data.   Sociology of Sport Journal 29(2): 186-209.

Youth and Sport
Bradley, G. L. (2010). Skate parts as context for adolescent development.  Journal of Adolescent Research 25(2): 288-323.
Coakley, J. J. (2006). The good father: Parental expectations and youth sports.  Leisure Studies 25(2): 153-163.
Coakley, J. J. (2015). Fields of play: An ethnography of children’s sports. Sociology of Sports Journal, 32, 110-111.
Coakley, J. J. (2011). Youth sports: What counts as “positive development?” Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 35, 306-324.
Longest, K. C. (2010). It’s all for the kids: Gender, families, and youth sports. Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Review, 39, 66-67.
Seifert, T., and Henderson, C. (2010). Intrinsic motivation and flow in skateboarding: An ethnographic study.  Journal of Happiness Studies 11(3): 277-292.

Racial Issues in Sport
Bimper, A.Y., Harrison, L., and Clark, L. (2013).  Diamonds in the rough: Examining a case of successful black male student athletes in college sports.  Journal of Black Psychology,  39, 107-130.
Fletcher, T. and Hylton, K. ‘Race,’ Whiteness and Sport (2017). In J. Nauright & D.K. Wiggins (Eds). Routledge Handbook of Sport, Race and Ethnicity.  New York: Routledge International Handbooks.
Lapchick, R., Donovan, D., Rogers, S, & Johnson, A. (2016). Racial and Gender Report Card: College Sports.
Lapchick, R., Dominguez, J., Martinez, L., & Rogers, S. (2017). The 2014 Racial and Gender Report Card: Major League Baseball.
Lapchick, R., Dominguez, J., Martinez, L., & Rogers, S. (2015). The 2015 Racial and Gender Report Card: National Football League.
Newman, J. I. (2007). “Old times they are not forgotten: Sport, identity and the confederate flag in the Dixie south.” Sociology of Sport Journal, 24, 261-282.
Rheenen, D. V. (2012). Exploitation in college sport: Race, revenue and advertising reward. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 48, 550-571.
Singer, J.N. (2005). Understanding racism through the eyes of African American male student-athletes. Race, Ethnicity and Education, 8, 365-386.

Gender Issues and Sport
Acosta, R.V. and Carpenter, L.J. (2012). Women in Intercollegiate Sport: A Longitudinal Study – Thirty-five year Update, 1977-2015. West Brookfield, MA: Carpenter/Acosta.
Bernstein, A. (2000). Is it for a victory lap? Changes in media coverage of women in sport. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 37, 415-428.
Cooky, C. & Dworkin, S.L. (2013). Policing the boundaries of sex: A critical examination of Gender Verification and the Caster Semenya Controversy. Journal of Sex Research, 50: 2, 103-111.
Cooky, C., Dycus, R., & Dworkin, S.L. (2013).  “What makes a woman a woman?” versus “Our first lady of sport:” A comparative analysis of the United States and the South African media coverage of Caster Semenya.   Sport & Social Issues,  37: 1, 31-56.

Krane, V. (2001). We can be athletic and feminine, but do we want to? Challenging hegemonic femininity in women’s sports. Quest, 53, 115 – 133.
Kauer, K.J. & Krane, V. (2006). “Scary dykes and feminine queens.” Stereotypes and female collegiate athletes. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal. 15, 42-45.
Weiller, K. H., Higgs, C. T. & Greenleaf, C. (2004). Analysis of media commentary at the 2004 Olympic games.  Media Report to Women, 32, 14-21.

Deviance and Violence in Sport
Atkinson, M. and Young, K. (2012). Shadowed by the corpse of war: Sport spectacles and the spirit of terrorism.  International Review for the Sociology of Sport 47(3): 286-306.
Braun, R. and Vliegenthart, R. (2008). The contentious fans: The impact of repression, media coverage, grievances and aggressive play on supporters violence.  International Sociology 23(6): 796-818.
Rich, , K. A. & Giles, A. R. (2014) Examining witness and Eurocanadian discourses in the Canadian red cross’ swim program. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 38(5), 465-485.
Soule, B. & Lestrelin, L. (2011). The Puerto affair: Revealing the difficulties of the fight against doping. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 35(2), 186-208.

Summer 2019

Marks, C. (20080.  Methodologically eliminating race and racism. In T. Zuberi and E. BonillaSilva.   (eds). White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology. p. 47-62. New York:  Rowman &  Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 

Holland, P.W. (2008). Causation and race.  In T. Zuberi and E. Bonilla-Silva.  (eds). White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology. 93-109.  New York:  Rowman &  Littlefield Publishers, Inc. pp. 109.

Coleman, D. L.  (2019).  A victory for female athletes everywhere.  (May 3).

Kolata, G. (2019).  Track and field tries to understand new rules for intersex athletes.  New York Times. (May 8).

Meyers, D. (2019).  The obsession with Caster Semanya’s body was racist from the very beginning.  Deadspin.comi.  (May 4).

Everbach, T. and Mumah, J. (2014).   “They never do this to men”: College women athletes’ responses to sexualized images of professional women athletes.  Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 22, 92-99.

Villalon, C. and Weiller-Abels, K. (2018).  NBC’s televised media portrayal of female athletes in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games: A critical feminist view. Sport in Society. DOI: 10.1080/17430437. 2018.1442206.

Allison, R. (2016). Business or cause? Gendered institutional logics in women’s professional soccer. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 40(3), 237-262.

Bryson, L. (1990). Challenges to male hegemony in sport. In M. Messner & D. Sabo (eds.), Sport, men and the gender order (pp. 173-184). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Ezzell, M. B. (2009). “Barbie dolls” on the pitch: Identity work, defensive othering, and inequality in women's rugby. Social Problems, 56(1), 111-131.

Kidd, B. (1990). The men’s cultural center: Sports and the dynamic of women’s oppression/men’s repression. In M. A. Messner, & D. F. Sabo (eds.), Sport, men and the gender order: Critical feminist perspectives (pp. 31-44). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Smith, B., & Sparkes, A. C. (2012). Making sense of words and stories in qualitative research: Strategies for consideration. In G. Tenenbaum, R. C. Eklund, & A. Kamata (Eds.), Measurement in sport and exercise psychology (pp. 119-129). Champaign, IL, US: Human Kinetics.


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