An Introduction to the Sociology of Sport

Sport plays an enormous role in our daily lives. From debates about the best PSL team, to school sports practices, to celebrity athletes appearing in adverts and on product packaging, to idioms like ‘kicking into touch’, sports are a powerful cultural force. They reflect and reproduce many of our cultural and social values, beliefs and practices. Understanding the way in which sport, culture and society intersect is best guided by the sociological imagination. An Introduction to the Sociology of Sport will provide students with the theoretical framework for examining sport and its relationship to race, gender, politics, the media and other social structures in a way that is relevant, accessible and practical.

With a focus on local and international sports, An Introduction to the Sociology of Sport provides the theoretical and practical knowledge to unpack how sports function in society.

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