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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. https://quillette.com/2019/05/03/a-victory-for-female-athletes-everywhere/  Quitellete.com.  (May 3).

Kolata, G. (2019).  Track and field tries to understand new rules for intersex athletes.  New York Times. (May 8).  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/08/sports/semenya-xy-chromosomes.html

Meyers, D. (2019).  The obsession with Caster Semanya’s body was racist from the very beginning.  Deadspin.comi.  (May 4).   https://deadspin.com/the-obsession-with-caster-semenyas-body-was-racist-from-1832994493

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. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2011-28860-012

 

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