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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2025: Current Themes in the Sociology of Sport

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Key Thematic Reading:

Carrington, B. & Mcdonald, I. 2001. ‘Race’, Sport and British Society. London: Routledge.

Coakley, J. 2011. Youth sports: What counts as “positive development”. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 35, 306-324.

Coakley, J. 2017. Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies, New York, McGraw Hill Education.

Hartmann, D. 2016. Midnight Basketball: Race, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy, Chicago, University of Chicago Press.

Lyng, S. 2005. Edgework : the sociology of risk-taking. New York : Routledge.

O’Connor, P., Evers, C., Glenney, B. & Willing, I. 2022. Skateboarding in the Anthropocene: Grey spaces of polluted leisure. Leisure Studies, 1-11. DOI: 10.1080/02614367.2022.2153906

Thorpe, H. 2014. Action sports for youth development: critical insights for the SDP community. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics, 8, 91-116.