This book critically examines the ways in which sports contribute to, or inhibit, social well-being, the directions these changes take and the conditions necessary for sport to have beneficial outcomes. The themes addressed in the book demonstrate the diversity and versatility of the social impacts sport can potentially achieve as well as the variable benefits of sport in different social contexts. The contributions are focused around four major themes:
- Sport development and social change: intended and unanticipated consequences
- Empowerment and personal change through sport
- Sport participation, social inclusion and social change
- The impact of sport in society: historical and comparative perspectives
The volume constitutes the first scholarly attempt to locate, compare and conceptualize the social impact of sport in different local, national and international contexts. Through international comparison and empirically grounded case studies the book provides an important new departure in the study of the social meanings of sport in society, linking themes and areas that have previously been studied merely separately from one another.
This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Ramón Spaaij is a Research Fellow at the Refugee Research Centre and School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University. He is also a Research Fellow at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Routledge, 2012. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # F9-9780415661133
Book Description Routledge. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover - 170pp - This title is now printed on demand - please allow an added 2-3 weeks for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 1988792
Book Description Routledge, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780415661133 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0231404
Book Description Routledge, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 170 pages. 10.00x7.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0415661137
Book Description Routledge, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0415661137