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The History and Politics of Sport-for-Development

Activists, Ideologues and Reformers

Benefits

  • Fills a substantial gap in existing sport-for-development literature

  • Builds a historically and empirically robust analysis of the various activists and organizations that have mobilized sport-for-development since the 19th century

  • Draws on Gramscian hegemony to examine how sport-for-development has been historically and politically constructed

Book

Part of the Global Culture and Sport Series book series (GCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Long Narrative of Sport-for-Good

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Simon C. Darnell, Russell Field, Bruce Kidd
      Pages 3-23
    3. Simon C. Darnell, Russell Field, Bruce Kidd
      Pages 25-45
    4. Simon C. Darnell, Russell Field, Bruce Kidd
      Pages 47-85
    5. Simon C. Darnell, Russell Field, Bruce Kidd
      Pages 87-123
    6. Simon C. Darnell, Russell Field, Bruce Kidd
      Pages 125-159
  3. The Institutionalization of Sport-for-Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Simon C. Darnell, Russell Field, Bruce Kidd
      Pages 163-181
    3. Simon C. Darnell, Russell Field, Bruce Kidd
      Pages 183-207
    4. Simon C. Darnell, Russell Field, Bruce Kidd
      Pages 209-239
    5. Simon C. Darnell, Russell Field, Bruce Kidd
      Pages 241-274
    6. Simon C. Darnell, Russell Field, Bruce Kidd
      Pages 295-315
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 317-340

About this book

Introduction

 

This book focuses on the major social and political forces that have shaped the ways in which sport has been understood, organized, and contested in an effort to engender social change.

 

Integrating the history of international development with the history of modern sport, the authors examine the underpinnings of sport-for-development from the mid-19th through the early 21st centuries. Including both archival research and extensive interviews with more than 15 individuals who were central to the institutions and movements that shaped sport as a force for development, this book will be of particular interest to the growing number of scholars, students, practitioners, advocates and activists interested in the possibilities and limitations of sport-for-development.


Keywords

peace corps international development international relations de-colonisation Gramsci

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical EducationUniversity of TorontoToronto, ONCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation ManagementUniversity of ManitobaWinnipeg, MBCanada
  3. 3.Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical EducationUniversity of TorontoToronto, ONCanada

About the authors

Simon C. Darnell is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto, Canada. 

Russell Field is Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology & Recreation Management, University of Manitoba, Canada. 

Bruce Kidd is Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Toronto, Canada. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The History and Politics of Sport-for-Development
  • Book Subtitle Activists, Ideologues and Reformers
  • Authors Simon C. Darnell
    Russell Field
    Bruce Kidd
  • Series Title Global Culture and Sport Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Global Culture and Sport Series
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-43944-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-43943-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-68384-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-43944-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 340
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of Sport and Leisure
    Development Theory
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