Books on Sociology of Leisure and Sport
To stimulate and communicate research, critical thought, and theory development on issues pertaining to the sociology of sport. To cover all aspects of sport and leisure globally from anthropological, cultural, economic, historical, political and sociological perspectives.
Because athletics traditionally has been seen as incompatible with traditional roles for women, female athletes have been expected to experience gender role conflict as they attempt to identify with incompatible roles. Though negative stereotypes of female athletes persist, research has found little such conflict.
Sport is a popular leisure activity in the United States and has become a large promotional tool for big business.
Introduction to the Evolution of Leisure - LEISURE - Freedom from occupation or business; vacant time; time free from employment. "The desire of leisure is much more natural than of business and care." -- Sir W. Temple.
SOSOL is an international electronic forum for the stimulation and dissemination of research concepts and theory relating to the sociological examination of sport, physical education and coaching.
Sociology of Leisure and Recreation Website
Research Committee on Sociology of Sport RC27.
Objectives: The Research Committee on Sociology of Sport was established to achieve the aims of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education and ISA, and in particular, to further research and scholarship related to the social meaning and significance of physical activity and sport; to promote international cooperation in the field of sociology of sport; to identify sociological problems in sport, and where appropriate, organize international research projects concerning same.
Institute of Sport and Recreation Management.