This excellent new edition continues the legacy of the previous ten editions of Sports in Society . Combining the original structure with new material, the authors introduce research and discussion which encompasses a global view of the sociology of sport. The sociology of sport is a sub-discipline of sociology that studies sports as part of social and cultural life. Sensitive topics, such as religion, have been integrated throughout the text to provide a holistic view of society. Drawing on a number of contemporary issues, terms and debates in sports, the authors use a range of specific cases to bring theory to life.