'Provides a thorough overview of issues that pervade the growing field of sports sociology ... it is a text that is to be strongly recommended.' - Sociology
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'Ellis Cashmore's text is a clear and eloquent outline of many of the important areas in the broad field of sports sociology ... an original, interesting and timely interpretation of a fast-moving field of academic study.' - Times Higher Education Supplement
About the Author
Ellis Cashmore is Professor of Culture, Media and Sport at Staffordshire University's Faculty of Health. Prior to this he was Professor of Sociology at the University of Tampa, Florida, and Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Hong Kong. Previous publications include, Martin Scorsese's America (Polity Press, 2009), Sport and Exercise Psychology: The Key Concepts (Routledge, 2008) and Celebrity/Culture (Routledge, 2006).