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Maureen M. Smith

As women age, society assigns stereotypes that suggest that older women are no longer capable of being competent athletes. In considering the experiences of older women in sport from a sociological perspective, this article provides a short summary of works examining older women in masters sport settings, as well as three brief case studies of older women engaged in sport and movement. As American women age, more of them will have experienced organized high school sport (after the passage of Title IX), suggesting that the experiences of older women in sport will take on new dimensions and meanings worthy of exploration.

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Christoph Buck, Anca Bolbos and Sven Schneider

The sociological perspective postulating that contextual factors, such as the immediate residential environment, are of key importance to the health of the inhabitants is now widely investigated. Consequently, many studies are now available that focus on the topic of “deprivation amplification

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Gwendolyn M. Weatherford, Betty A. Block and Fredrick L. Wagner

, 25 , 295 – 304 . doi:10.1123/jsm.25.4.295 10.1123/jsm.25.4.295 Cooky , C. ( 2009 ). “Girls just aren’t interested”: The social construction of interest in girls’ sport . Sociological Perspectives, 52 ( 2 ), 259 – 283 . doi:10.1525/sop.2009.52.2.259 10.1525/sop.2009.52.2.259 Cooky , C

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Shara Crookston

. New York, NY : Scholastic . Cooky , C. ( 2009 ). “Girls just aren’t interested”: The social construction of interest in girls’ sport . Sociological Perspectives, 52 ( 2 ), 259 – 283 . doi:10.1525/sop.2009.52.2.259 10.1525/sop.2009.52.2.259 Cooky , C. , & McDonald , M.G. ( 2005 ). “If you

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Karen S. Meaney and Sonya L. Armstrong

). Institutional betrayal: Inequity, discrimination, bullying, and retaliation in academia . Sociological Perspectives, 61 ( 1 ), 5 – 13 . doi:10.1177/0731121417743816 10.1177/0731121417743816 Raineri , E. , Frear , D. & Edmonds , J. ( 2011 ). An examination of the academic reach of faculty and

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Eunyoung Kim and Wilson Lowrey

.D. ( 2014 ). Mediating the message in 21st century: A media sociology perspective ( 3rd ed. ). New York, NY : Routledge . Sweetser , K.D. , & Brown , C.W. ( 2008 ). Information subsidies and agenda-building during the Israel-Lebanon crisis . Public Relations

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Stéphanie Turgeon, Kelsey Kendellen, Sara Kramers, Scott Rathwell and Martin Camiré

https://www.nfhs.org/who-we-are/missionstatement Neely , S.R. , & Vaquera , E. ( 2017 ). Making it count: Breadth and intensity of extracurricular engagement and high school dropout . Sociological Perspective, 60 , 1039 – 1062 . doi:10.1177/0731121417700114 10.1177/0731121417700114 Newman , T

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Jeffrey W. Kassing and Pratik Nyaupane

. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 4 , 7 – 24 . doi:10.1080/10295399708718624 10.1080/10295399708718624 Leonard , W.M. ( 1998 ). A sociological perspective of sport . London, United Kingdom : Allyn Bacon . MacCannell , D. ( 1996 ). Tourist or traveler? London, United Kingdom : BBC Education

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Gregory A. Cranmer and Sara LaBelle

. Journal of Adolescent Health, 52 , 330 – 335.e3 . PubMed doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.10.271 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012.10.271 Connell , R. ( 1990 ). An iron man: The body and some contradictions of hegemonic masculinity . In K. David , & R.E. Washington (Eds.), Sociological perspective on

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Qingru Xu and Andrew C. Billings

.J. & Reese , S.D. ( 2013 ). Mediating the message in the 21st century: A media sociology perspective . New York, NY : Routledge . 10.4324/9780203930434 Shoemaker , P.J. , & Vos , T.P. ( 2009 ). Gatekeeping theory .  New York, NY : Routledge . 10.4324/9780203931653 Tang , J. , & Gregg , E