Monday, October 15, 2012

BOOK: Sport for Development, Peace, and Social Justice

Sport for Development, Peace, and Social Justice
Editors - Robert J. Schinke and Stephanie J. Hanrahan

Excerpt -
Sport as a Possible Intervention: An Introduction
Robert J. Schinke and Stephanie J. Hanrahan

Sport for Development, Peace, and Social Justice goes beyond the individual benefits of sport to look more closely at what sport can offer to groups of people and the communities in which they live. Although the domain of sport development is mostly uncharted, editors Robert Schinke and Stephanie Hanrahan integrate sport development projects from different disciplines to challenge readers to broaden the scope of what they think can be achieved through sport.

The 18 chapters, written by some of the world’s top sport science scholars, are presented in four trajectories that reflect the sport development literature:

Chapter 1: Sport as a Possible Intervention: An Introduction
Chapter 2: Developing Peace through Community sport in Multi-ethnic South African Contexts
Chapter 3: The Doves Olympic Movement Project: Integrating Olympism, Development, and Peace
Chapter 4: Soccer as a Mediator for Fostering Relationships and Building Peace among Jewish and Arab Players
Chapter 5: Working through Distrust with a Canadian First Nation through Sport Research
Chapter 6: Rethinking Community-based Crime Prevention through Sports
Chapter 7: Postcolonial and Feminist Critiques of Sport for Development
Chapter 8: Making Space for Gay Sport Participants
Chapter 9: Examining the Spectrum of Inclusion and Opportunity in Sport for Persons with Disabilities
Chapter 10: Developing Adolescent's Self-worth and Life Satisfaction through Physically Active Games: Interventions with Orphans and Teenagers Living in Poverty
Chapter 11: Using Sport to Promote HIV/AIDS Education among At-risk Youths in Sub-Saharan Africa
Chapter 12: Future Directions in Youth Leadership Research in Sport
Chapter 13: Youth Sports: What Counts as "Positive Development"?
Chapter 14: Revelation at the Superdome: Race, Class, and Politics in Post-Katrina America
Chapter 15: Investing in Communities: Sporting Events and Social Responsibility
Chapter 16: Intercollegiate Athletics' Role in Donor Development in Higher Education
Chapter 17: Corporate Philanthropic Activity Related to Sport: What Works and What Doesn't

Each chapter contains a different disciplinary approach to sport development that will captivate and stimulate the reader to create new collaborations among practitioners and community stakeholders.

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