Playing for Change: The Continuing Struggle for Sport and Recreation

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For more than forty years, scholars of the history and sociology of sport and recreation have studied how, no matter the time or place, sport is always more than just a game. In Playing for Change, leading scholars in the field of sports studies consider that legacy and forge ahead into the discipline’s future. Through essays grouped around the themes of international and North American sport, including the Vancouver and Sochi Olympic Games; access to physical activity in Canadian communities; and the role of activism and the public intellectual in the delivery of sport, the contributors offer a comprehensive examination of the institutional structures of sport, physical activity, and recreation. This book provides wide-ranging examples of cutting-edge research in a vibrant and growing field.

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Russell Field is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba.

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Playing for Change is a strong and dynamic collection that includes some dazzling essays.”

(Mark S. Dyreson, Department of Kinesiology, University of Pennsylvania)

Playing for Change brings together an unmatched array of scholars exploring the intersections between advocacy and scholarship. This collection is more than just sport history. It is a critical interdisciplinary reflection of why sport matters.”

(Melvin Adelman, Department of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University)

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