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.
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