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Understanding and Preventing Sexual Exploitation in Sport, 1st Edition

By Celia Brackenridge


304 pages

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Sexual exploitation in sport is a problem that has beset both male and female athletes privately for decades but which has only recently emerged as a public issue. Spoilsports is the first comprehensive review of this issue, integrating pioneering academic research, theoretical perspectives, and practical guidelines for performers, coaches, administrators and policy-makers.

Key topics include:

* 'moral panic'

* children's rights

* masculinity and power

* making and implementing policy

* leadership in sport.

Spoilsports draws extensively on the personal experiences of athletes and those involved in sport. Challenging and controversial, this book represents an important step towards tackling a difficult issue. It is essential reading for coaches, athletes, parents, policy-makers and all those with a personal or professional interest in sport.

Table of Contents

Part One: Context and Scope 1. Introduction 2. Lifting the Lid - Children's Rights and Moral Panics 3. Mind Your Language - Terms and Definitions 4. Knowing Our Limits - Stakeholders Research Part Two: Theory and Understanding 5. Masculinity - Resisting the Power and the Glory 6. Making Sense - Theorising and Model Making 7. Contingent Risks - In Search of Narrative 8. Time Out - Managing Myself and Managing Research Part Three: Policy and Prevention 9. Hearsay and Heresy - Official Responses 10. Quality Protects - Making Policy 11. Making Policy Work - The Art of the Possible Part Four: Conclusions and Challenges 12. Who Cares Wins - Transforming Leadership in Sport 13. Hope or Hopelessness - The Values of Sport

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General