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Title:
Sports in America
Author:
Flowers, Sarah, 1952-
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Publication Information:
San Diego : Lucent Books, [1996]

©1996
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Describes the important role of sports in American society, business, entertainment, and schools.
Language:
English
Contents:
Athletics or big business? -- Sports and studies -- Is sexism a problem in sports? -- Race and sports -- Are drugs a problem in sports? -- Do young people benefit from organized sports?
ISBN:
9781560061786
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV706.5 .F56 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Describes the important role of sports in American society, business, entertainment, and schools.


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Gr. 5-8. In this volume in the Overview series, Flowers tackles hot-button issues related to sports. Beginning with the business end, she discusses salaries, endorsements, government financing of stadiums, and changes in game rules made to satisfy the demands of television. Subsequent chapters explore the conflict between education and sports for college athletes, racism and sexism in sports, and the rights of athletes to use steroids to promote strength. Each topic is lucidly explained, with different opinions presented on controversial issues such as random drug testing. A closing chapter weighs the costs and benefits of young children's participation in group sports. Highly readable, with well-chosen if somewhat murky photographs, this includes suggestions for further reading and a bibliography. (Reviewed Sept. 1, 1996)1560061782Susan Dove Lempke


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