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ICSSPE Perspectives

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A multidisciplinary, theme-oriented monograph series addressing issues relevant to sport science and physical education. Experts from several different sport science disciplines contribute their views to each topic area.

10 Series Titles

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Critical Perspectives on Esports

Critical Perspectives on Esports

1st Edition

Edited By Annette Hofmann, Pascal Mamudou Camara
April 17, 2024

This book offers new, multidisciplinary perspectives on esports, one of the most rapidly growing sectors in the sports and leisure industries. Drawing on sociology, philosophy, education, business, economics, and sports science, this book considers the rise of esports, its impact on sports and ...

Physical Activity and Sport During the First Ten Years of Life Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Physical Activity and Sport During the First Ten Years of Life: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Bailey, Jennifer P. Agans, Jean Côté, Andy Daly-Smith, Phillip D. Tomporowski
January 09, 2023

Evidence suggests that the first 10 or so years of life create the foundation for subsequent participation in recreational and health-related physical activity. This book brings together researchers and practitioners with expertise in issues related to physical activity, physical education, and ...

Women and Sport in Asia

Women and Sport in Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Rosa Lopez De D'Amico, Maryam Koushkie Jahromi, Maria Luisa M. Guinto
January 09, 2023

This is the first book to survey the participation of women in sport and physical education across Asia, from the Middle East and South Asia through to the Asia-Pacific region.  Covering sport and physical activity at all levels, from school-based PE and community sport to elite, ...

Managing Sport Across Borders

Managing Sport Across Borders

1st Edition

Edited By Anneliese Goslin, Darlene Kluka, Rosa Lopez de D'Amico, Karen Danylchuk
February 25, 2020

Sport is both a global business and a vehicle for social inclusion and community development. This book examines key performance areas in sport management that cut across cultural, economic and geographical borders, from both commercial and social justice perspectives. Written by leading sport ...

Ageing, Physical Activity and Health International Perspectives

Ageing, Physical Activity and Health: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Karin Volkwein-Caplan, Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha
December 05, 2019

One of the most pressing questions facing society today is how to care for its burgeoning elderly population. By the year 2050, experts predict that one-third of the world’s population will be over 60 years old. Health promotion for the elderly is therefore becoming an increasingly important topic ...

Sport and Health Exploring the Current State of Play

Sport and Health: Exploring the Current State of Play

1st Edition

Edited By Daniel Parnell, Peter Krustrup
June 07, 2019

It is a common assumption that sport is good for us and that participation in sport embodies public health benefits. With sport being increasingly used to deliver public health interventions worldwide, this book critically examines the rationale and evidence for sport as a public health policy tool...

Physical Activity and Educational Achievement Insights from Exercise Neuroscience

Physical Activity and Educational Achievement: Insights from Exercise Neuroscience

1st Edition

Edited By Romain Meeusen, Sabine Schaefer, Phillip Tomporowski, Richard Bailey
January 31, 2019

A growing body of research evidence suggests that physical activity can have a positive effect on educational achievement. This book examines a range of processes associated with physical activity that are of relevance to those working in education – including cognition, learning, memory, attention...

Sport, Education and Social Policy The state of the social sciences of sport

Sport, Education and Social Policy: The state of the social sciences of sport

1st Edition

Edited By Gudrun Doll-Tepper, Katrin Koenen, Richard Bailey
April 23, 2018

This important study brings together world-leading researchers to reflect upon the state of the social scientific study of sport. Addressing three core themes in sport studies – equality, education and policy – the book looks back over the development of sport research in recent decades and offers ...

Elite Sport and Sport-for-All Bridging the Two Cultures?

Elite Sport and Sport-for-All: Bridging the Two Cultures?

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Bailey, Margaret Talbot
February 27, 2017

Sport is often perceived as being divided into two separate domains: mass participation and elite . In many countries, policy and funding in these two fields are managed by separate agencies, and investment is often seen as a choice between the two. Elite Sport and Sport-for-All explores the points...

Lifelong Engagement in Sport and Physical Activity Participation and Performance across the Lifespan

Lifelong Engagement in Sport and Physical Activity: Participation and Performance across the Lifespan

1st Edition

Edited By Nicholas Holt, Margaret Talbot
May 31, 2013

Sport and physical activity should now be understood as lifelong activity, beginning in childhood, and accessible to participants of all levels of ability. This book offers an overview of some of the core concerns underlying lifelong engagement in sport and physical activity, encompassing...

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