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‘Race’, Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Health Global Perspectives

Edited By Symeon Dagkas, Laura Azzarito, Kevin Hylton Copyright 2019
    212 Pages
    by Routledge

    212 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    ‘Race’, Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Health provides a resource that addresses ‘race’ and racism in an accessible way by contextualizing theory with practical evidence-based examples drawn from global geographical and cultural settings.

    This is the first book to focus on issues of ‘race’ and racism in youth sport, physical activity and health. Drawing on critical race theory, intersectionality and post-feminism, and presenting a range of international empirical case studies, it explores racialization processes in pedagogical and non-pedagogical settings. The book examines how ‘race’ and racism in pedagogical settings shape young peoples’ dispositions towards participation in sport and physical activity, and how identity discourses are being shaped in contemporary sport, physical activity and health.

    Essential reading for anybody working in sport and exercise studies, physical education, sociology or health studies.

    Introduction: The Project,  1. ‘Race’, Racism and Race Logic,  2. Social Justice and Intersectionality in Sport, Physical Activity and Health Pedagogy: Creating Connections,  3. Why is Our PE Teacher Education Curriculum White? A Collaborative Self-Study of Teaching About ‘Race’ in PETE Programmes,  4. Stories of Difference and Sameness: South Asian, Muslim Young Women Talk Physical Education,  5. Athleticising Young Black Lives: Confusing Education with Commerce in High School Sports,  6. "Playing the Game" and "Finding My Way": Minority Ethnic Female PE Teachers’ Counter-Stories,  7. Race Logic in American College Sports: Athletic Exploitation, Privilege and Institutional Resentment,  8. Challenging the Stereotypical Construction of Black Physical Superiority and Intellectual Inferiority in Sport,  9. Le Parkour, Freerunning and Young White Men: Identities, Resistances and Digital Representations,  10. Sport and the Normalisation of Australian Aboriginal Peoples,  11. British Asians, Racial Framing and Football Exclusion,  12. Physicality and Health Inequalities in British Pakistani Muslim Women: Analysis of a Participatory Theatre-Based Play ,  13. Decolonising Health in Education: Considering Indigenous Knowledge in Policy Documents,  14. The "Health Gap" From a Social Justice Perspective: Critical Race Theory, Post-Colonialism, and Post-Feminism


    Symeon Dagkas is Professor of Sport, Physical Activity and Society and Dean of the Faculty of Sport, Health and Applied Sciences at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. His work is concentrated on examining intersections of race; class, ethnicity and culture amongst young people with migrant and ethnic minority background and its impact on their agency and practice towards sport, physical activity, health and PE.

    Laura Azzarito is Program Director of the graduate program in Physical Education Pedagogy and Physical Culture, and Co-Director of the Visual Research Center for Education, Art, and Social Change at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA. Dr. Azzarito strives to understand nuanced conceptualizations of young people’s embodiment with attention to the complex articulation of gender/sex, race/ethnicity, and social class.

    Kevin Hylton is Head of the Research Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Leeds Beckett University, UK. He is also Professor of Equality and Diversity in Sport, Leisure and Education and is the first black Professor to hold this position.