July 27, 2012
Sport Administration and Leadership Professor Maylon Hanold’s new book, World Sports: A Reference Handbook, (ABC-CLIO 2012) takes a broad view of the issues and the controversies surrounding sports. Topics include drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology. .
“Today, sport as a cultural phenomenon goes well beyond the individual or team competition,” Hanold said. “Many of society's issues impact sport or are reproduced by sport across national boundaries and at all levels.”
Hanold examines a range of sports, including football, auto racing, and ultrarunning as well as those in the Olympic games. Based on academic research, the book is easily accessible to the general reader.
Hanold received her Ed.D. from Seattle University and has been on the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences since 2008. Her research focuses on leadership in sport, sport cultures, and the meanings people attach to participation. Her published works include "Beyond the Marathon: (De)constructing Female Ultrarunning Bodies" in Sociology of Sport Journal (2010) and "Leadership, Women in Sport, and Embracing Empathy" in Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal (2011).
The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers a B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science and a Master of Sport Administration and Leadership.
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