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‘Race’, Youth Sport, Physical Activity and Health

Global Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Symeon Dagkas, Laura Azzarito, Kevin Hylton


200 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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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.

Thisis 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction - The Project

Symeon Dagkas, Laura Azzarito and Kevin Hylton

1. ‘Race’, Racism and Race Logic

Kevin Hylton

2. Social Justice and Intersectionality in Sport, Physical Activity and Health Pedagogy: Creating Connections

Symeon Dagkas

3. Why is Our PE Teacher Education Curriculum White? A Collaborative Self-Study of Teaching About ‘Race’ in PETE Programmes

Joanne Hill and Jennifer Walton-Fisette

4.Stories of Difference and Sameness: South Asian, Muslim Young Women Talk Physical Education

Annette Stride

5. Athleticising Young Black Lives: Confusing Education with Commerce in High School Sports

Claire E. Crawford

6. "Playing the Game" and "Finding My Way": Minority Ethnic Female PE Teachers’ Counter-Stories

Mara Simon

7. Race Logic in American College Sports: Athletic Exploitation, Privilege and Institutional Resentment

Derek van Rheenen

8. Challenging the Stereotypical Construction of Black Physical Superiority and Intellectual Inferiority in Sport

Louis Harrison Jr., Brandon Crooms and Latrice Sales

9.Le Parkour, Freerunning and Young White Men: Identities, Resistances and Digital Representations

Stefan Lawrence

10.Sport and the Normalisation of Australian Aboriginal Peoples

Louise Mccuaig and Murray Phillips

11. British Asians, Racial Framing and Football Exclusion

Daniel Kilvington

12. Physicality and Health Inequalities in British Pakistani Muslim Women: Analysis of a Participatory Theatre-Based Play

Qulsom Fazil and Polly Wright

13. Decolonising Health in Education: Considering Indigenous Knowledge in Policy Documents

Katie Fitzpatrick and Jean M. Allen

14. The "Health Gap" From a Social Justice Perspective: Critical Race Theory, Post-Colonialism, and Post-Feminism

Laura Azzarito

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Critical Perspectives on Equality and Social Justice in Sport and Leisure

This series presents important new critical studies that explore and explain issues relating to social justice and equality in sport and leisure. Addressing current debates and examining key concepts such as inclusion and exclusion, (anti)oppression, neo-liberalism, resistance, merit(ocracy), and sport for all, the series aims to be a key location for scholars, students and policy makers interested in these topics.

Innovative and interrogative, the series will explore central themes and issues in critical sport and leisure studies, including: theory development, methodologies and intersectionality; policy and politics; ‘race’, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, disability; communities and migration; ethics and morals; and media and new technologies. Inclusive and transdisciplinary, it aims to showcase high quality work from leading and emerging scholars working in sport and leisure studies, sport development, sport coaching and PE, policy, events and health studies, and areas of sport science that consider the same concerns.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Physical Education
HEALTH & FITNESS / Children's Health
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports