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.
By Stefan Lawrence, Joanne Hill, Rasul Mowatt
May 23, 2024
This is the first book to explore in breadth and in depth the complex intersections between sport, leisure and social justice. The book examines the relations of power that produce social inequalities and considers how sport and leisure spaces can perpetuate those relations, or act as sites of ...
By Bonnie Pang
October 06, 2023
This book demonstrates how creative research methods can be used to better understand the experiences of children, particularly in the context of sport, physical activity and health. Extending recent developments in arts-based methods, mobile digital ethnographic methods, participatory visual ...
By Dawn E. Trussell, Ruth Jeanes
January 09, 2023
Through a social justice and equity lens, this book examines how families, sport, and leisure connect to broader social issues in society. It goes beyond describing oppression and disadvantaged identities and focuses on advocacy and ways forward to challenge the status quo. Adopting an ...
By David Ekholm, Magnus Dahlstedt
December 05, 2022
This book analyses the increasing use of sport in European and Western welfare states as a tool of social policy and its promotion as a solution to social problems. Midnight Football is a sports-based intervention targeting social inclusion and crime prevention in young people aged 12–25 in Sweden....
By Steven Bradbury, Jim Lusted, Jacco van Sterkenburg
April 29, 2022
In recent years there has been a steady increase in the racial and ethnic diversity of the playing workforce in many sports around the world. However, there has been a minimal throughput of racial and ethnic minorities into coaching and leadership positions. This book brings together leading ...
By Symeon Dagkas, Laura Azzarito, Kevin Hylton
June 03, 2019
‘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 ...
By Jonathan Long, Thomas Fletcher, Beccy Watson
February 04, 2019
Social inequalities are often reproduced in sport and leisure contexts. However, sport and leisure can be sites of resistance as well as oppression; they can be repressive or promote positive social change. This challenging and important book brings together contemporary cases examining different ...
By Max Mauro
January 16, 2019
How do migrant youth negotiate their role in society through sport and leisure practices? How can political theory and qualitative critical research work together to make sense of these processes? These are among the questions that led to a long-term investigation of young males’ sport practices in...