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The Resource Big-time sports in American universities, Charles T. Clotfelter

Big-time sports in American universities, Charles T. Clotfelter

Label
Big-time sports in American universities
Title
Big-time sports in American universities
Statement of responsibility
Charles T. Clotfelter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For almost a century, big-time college sports has been a wildly popular but consistently problematic part of American higher education. The challenges it poses to traditional academic values have been recognized from the start, but they have grown more ominous in recent decades, as cable television has become ubiquitous, commercial opportunities have proliferated, and athletic budgets have ballooned. Drawing on new research findings, this book takes a fresh look at the role of commercial sports in American universities. It shows that, rather than being the inconsequential student activity that universities often imply that it is, big-time sports has become a core function of the universities that engage in it. For this reason, the book takes this function seriously and presents evidence necessary for a constructive perspective about its value. Although big-time sports surely creates worrying conflicts in values, it also brings with it some surprising positive consequences." -- Publisher's website
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10096657
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clotfelter, Charles T
Dewey number
796.04/30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College sports
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • College sports
  • United States
Label
Big-time sports in American universities, Charles T. Clotfelter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Commercial sports as a university function. Strange bedfellows -- Priorities -- The bigness of "big time" -- The uses of big-time college sports. Consumer good, mass obsession -- Commercial enterprise -- Institution builder -- Beacon for campus culture -- Reckoning. Ends and means -- Prospects for reform
Control code
847433
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 313 pages
Isbn
9781107004344
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2010050331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781107004344
  • (OCoLC)694172134
Label
Big-time sports in American universities, Charles T. Clotfelter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Commercial sports as a university function. Strange bedfellows -- Priorities -- The bigness of "big time" -- The uses of big-time college sports. Consumer good, mass obsession -- Commercial enterprise -- Institution builder -- Beacon for campus culture -- Reckoning. Ends and means -- Prospects for reform
Control code
847433
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 313 pages
Isbn
9781107004344
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2010050331
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781107004344
  • (OCoLC)694172134

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