This important study brings together world-leading researchers to reflect upon the state of the social scientific study of sport. Addressing three core themes in sport studies – equality, education and policy – the book looks back over the development of sport research in recent decades and offers new insights into future lines of enquiry.
Presenting a unique collection of authoritative perspectives from some of the best-known scholars in the social scientific study of sport, the book engages with key contemporary issues such as gender stereotypes in physical education, ethnicity, inclusion and critical race theory, physical literacy, physical activity and health, and international sport governance. Its chapters address major topics such as the globalisation of physical activity initiatives and the involvement of the EU in developing sport policies, as well as shedding light on new areas of research such as the growing participation of Muslim women in sport.
Sport, Education and Social Policy: The state of the social sciences of sport is fascinating reading for any researcher or advanced student working in sport studies, physical education or kinesiology.
Table of Contents
1. Breaking the Gender Stereotypes in Sports
2. Reflections on Muslim Women and Sport
[Tansin Benn, Gertrud Pfister, Haifaa Jawad]
3. Women, Sport and Policy
[Darlene A. Kluka and Anneliese Goslin]
4. How Gender Order is Enacted in Physical Education: The French Didactique Research Approach
5. Adapted Physical Activity: Developments from an International Perspective
6. Reflections and Influences: This way…this explains my reality: Critical Race Theory in Sport and Leisure
7. Sport, Exercise and Health: A Social Science Perspective
8. Walk the Talk? How the EU and the UN Contribute to the Development of Holistic Sport Policies
[Jonas Burgheim, Karen Petry and Ben Weinberg]
9. The Human Capital Model: Realising the Benefits of Sport and Physical Activity
[Richard Bailey, Ed Cope, Dan Parnell and Matthew J. Reeves]
10. From the Creation of a Concept to the Globalisation of Physical Literacy
[Margaret Whitehead and Patricia Maude]
11. Valuing Leisure Practices: Toward a Theoretical Framework
Gudrun Doll-Tepper is a professor at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. She has authored and co-authored over 350 publications in sport science, sport pedagogy, and adapted physical activity and sport for persons with a disability. Dr Doll-Tepper is former President of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) and of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA). Dr Doll-Tepper is an Invited Fellow of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS). Since 2006 she is Vice-President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation and since 2007 she is Chairperson of the German Olympic Academy Willi Daume
Katrin Koenen is Director Scientific Affairs at the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), where she is responsible for scientific publications. She is also the organiser of scientific events and developer of publication and event concepts. Her core areas in sport science are Physical Education, Adapted Physical Activity/sport for persons with a disability, Inclusion and Sport for development. She regularly publishes articles for Journals and has written book chapters
Richard Bailey is a writer, researcher and former university professor in the UK. His work has focused on the relationship between physical activity, human development and education. He is the author of twenty books, more than a hundred articles and chapters, and currently writes a popular blog (Talking Education and Sport) and a column for Psychology Today magazine on sport and learning (Smart Moves)