Sport, Social Development and Peace Vol: 8


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Product Details
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781783508853
Published:
18 Jun 2014
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
312 pages - 152 x 229 x 30mm
Series:
Research in the Sociology of Sport
In recent years, sport has attracted considerable attention as an effective means of combating such local and global issues as war and conflict, poverty, ethnic reconciliation, and gender conflicts. Sport has been shown to be an effective tool or triggering device compared to the other development sectors, especially when donors can apply grassroots activities to the development contexts in thoughtful and continuing ways. This book fills the gap in this critical topic- that will only grow more important as governments, sport and national organizations direct more funds towards forms of play, PE and sport in the hope that these will represent one way of coalescing communities and assist development and peace. This volume is part of the early serious and systematic inquiry into this issue. In addition to showcasing some of the most recognized names in the research subfield of Sociology of Sport, the book draws upon an international roster of global contributors. The empirical focus of the chapters spans from Africa to Asia. Further, these chapters represent three groups - theory and philosophy, empirical research in actual 'on-the-ground' case studies, and those using circumspection and care to construct cases regarding measurement and evaluation.
Middle-Walkers: Negotiating Middle Ground on the Shifting Terrain of Sport, Peace and Development. Ethical Challenges and Principal Hurdles in Sport-for-Development Work. Using Postcolonial Feminism to Investigate Cultural Difference and Neoliberalism in Sport, Gender and Development Programming in Uganda. Service-Learning: An Educational Model for Sport and Community Development. The Contributions of Sport to HIV/AIDS Awareness. The Role of Physical Education in the Prevention of Youth Violence: A Life Skills-Based Approach in El Salvador. The FIFA World Cup 2010 and its Legacy on “Sport and Development” Practices in South African Cities. An Examination of Cross-Cultural Mentorship in Alberta’s Future Leaders Program. From Genocide to Community Sport: A Cambodian Life History. Where’s the “Evidence?” Reflecting on Monitoring and Evaluation within Sport-for-Development. Mega-Events, Sport Legacies and Sociologically Informed Impact Assessment. Insights and Investigations of the Social Legacies in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games: The Olympic Games Impact (OGI) Study. Introduction: Sport, Social Development and Peace: Acknowledging Potential, Respecting Balance. List of Contributors. Sport, Social Development and Peace. Research in the Sociology of Sport. Sport, Social Development and Peace. Copyright page. Middle-Walkers: Negotiating Middle Ground on the Shifting Terrain of Sport, Peace and Development. Ethical Challenges and Principal Hurdles in Sport-for-Development Work. Using Postcolonial Feminism to Investigate Cultural Difference and Neoliberalism in Sport, Gender and Development Programming in Uganda. Service-Learning: An Educational Model for Sport and Community Development. The Contributions of Sport to HIV/AIDS Awareness. The Role of Physical Education in the Prevention of Youth Violence: A Life Skills-Based Approach in El Salvador. The FIFA World Cup 2010 and its Legacy on “Sport and Development” Practices in South African Cities. An Examination of Cross-Cultural Mentorship in Alberta’s Future Leaders Program. From Genocide to Community Sport: A Cambodian Life History. Where’s the “Evidence?” Reflecting on Monitoring and Evaluation within Sport-for-Development. Mega-Events, Sport Legacies and Sociologically Informed Impact Assessment. Insights and Investigations of the Social Legacies in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games: The Olympic Games Impact (OGI) Study. Introduction: Sport, Social Development and Peace: Acknowledging Potential, Respecting Balance. List of Contributors. Sport, Social Development and Peace. Research in the Sociology of Sport. Sport, Social Development and Peace. Copyright page. Middle-Walkers: Negotiating Middle Ground on the Shifting Terrain of Sport, Peace and Development. Ethical Challenges and Principal Hurdles in Sport-for-Development Work. Using Postcolonial Feminism to Investigate Cultural Difference and Neoliberalism in Sport, Gender and Development Programming in Uganda. Service-Learning: An Educational Model for Sport and Community Development. The Contributions of Sport to HIV/AIDS Awareness. The Role of Physical Education in the Prevention of Youth Violence: A Life Skills-Based Approach in El Salvador. The FIFA World Cup 2010 and its Legacy on “Sport and Development” Practices in South African Cities. An Examination of Cross-Cultural Mentorship in Alberta’s Future Leaders Program. From Genocide to Community Sport: A Cambodian Life History. Where’s the “Evidence?” Reflecting on Monitoring and Evaluation within Sport-for-Development. Mega-Events, Sport Legacies and Sociologically Informed Impact Assessment. Insights and Investigations of the Social Legacies in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games: The Olympic Games Impact (OGI) Study. Introduction: Sport, Social Development and Peace: Acknowledging Potential, Respecting Balance. List of Contributors. Sport, Social Development and Peace. Research in the Sociology of Sport. Sport, Social Development and Peace. Copyright page.

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