What impact does sport have on the lives of ordinary people? How does sport help to perpetuate inequalities in society? What can social theory tell us about the role of sport in society? This book examines social exclusion in sport and analyzes the socio-negative attributes associated with competitive, institutionalized sport, for those who play.
Eric Anderson is an American sociologist at the University of Bath, UK. He is well known for his research on sport, masculinities, sexualities, and homophobia. He has authored several books and peer-reviewed articles, including the award-winning In the Game: Gay Athletes and the Cult of Masculinity.