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Sportsmanship: Multidisciplinary Perspectives Paperback – February 16, 2016
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About the Author
Tim Delaney is a professor and department chair of sociology at the State University of New York at Oswego. He sponsors an annual sportsmanship day symposium and recently co-created a sports studies program at his university. He lives in Auburn, New York.
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In this seminal publication, twenty-six career scholars from unique academic disciplines and different countries present their views on an extensive array of subjects related to sportsmanship.
The authors’ subjects include the following: good sportsmanship and poor sportsmanship; cheating; ethics; sports leisure and recreation in prison; youth sports; physical education; cognitive psychology; applied sportsmanship; ideals of sportsmanship throughout history; the Irish in sport; sportsmanship from the perspective of coaches, athletes and referees; gender; economics; race and ethnicity; the media, including film and sports journalism; and the impact of professionalism and commercialization. Dr. Tim Delaney (editor and essayist) closes this most comprehensive existent collection of essays with a look at the role of sportsmanship in the future.
I like the scholarly treatment of the material and the way it is structured in this book. Authors discuss the pros and cons of sportsmanship, why it is necessary, problems in maintaining it, and methods to increase its occurrence. The subject matter is covered in four sections: 1) Good and Poor Sportsmanship; 2) Learning about Sportsmanship; 3) Sportsmanship and Social Institutions; and 4) Sportsmanship and Its Role in Future Sports.
This engaging assortment of essays may enlighten you, if not inspire you to become an ambassador for sportsmanship -- who believes “It’s how you play the game” in sport as well as in other spheres of life.
Robert Nelson Ph.D.