Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Organizations: A Multilevel Perspective is a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which people differ—including race, gender, age, mental and physical ability, appearance, religion, sexual orientation, and social class—and the importance of these differences for sport organizations.
It offers strategies for managing diversity in work and sport environments and provides an overview of diversity training that can be implemented in the workplace. Grounded in research and theory and outlining best practice, this fully updated and revised edition includes more international examples and expanded coverage of topics, such as critical disability studies, women of color, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex issues, as well as useful teaching and learning features in every chapter and additional online resources.
This is important reading for students working in the fields of sport business, sport management, sport development or sport coaching, HR management in sport, sport in society, sport participation, ethical leadership in sport, or introductory sport management courses.
Table of Contents
PART I: FOUNDATIONS OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
1 Overview of Diversity and Inclusion
2 Theoretical Tenets of Diversity and Inclusion
PART II: FORMS OF DIVERSITY
4 A Framework to Understand Diversity Forms
11 Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression
12 Social Class
PART III: CREATING AND SUSTAINING INCLUSIVE SPORT ORGANIZATIONS
13 Strategies for Inclusion
14 Diversity Training
15 Change and Inclusion Through Sport
George B. Cunningham is Professor of Sport Management and Senior Assistant Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He is Director of the Center for Sport Management Research and Education, as well as the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport, and holds a faculty affiliate appointment in the Women's and Gender Studies Program. He has served as editor-in-chief of Journal of Intercollegiate Sport and of Sport Management Review, and is a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology.
"This text represents an indispensable resource for a range of sport management stakeholders, including undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty members, athletic administrators, and others. The book is one of only a few comprehensive resources that address the critical topic of diversity and inclusion in sport. In addition to the chapters’ special features, Cunningham offers readers a wealth of additional readings at the conclusion of each chapter. This book and a related class are necessary components for any sport management program." - Elizabeth A. Gregg, University of North Florida, Journal of Sport Management