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Sport in Aotearoa New Zealand
Contested Terrain

ISBN 9780367472566
Published December 29, 2021 by Routledge
206 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This fascinating book investigates the sporting traditions, successes, systems, "terrains" and contemporary issues that underpin sport in New Zealand, also known by its Māori name of Aotearoa.

The book unpacks some of the "cliches" around the place, prominence and impact of sport and recreation in Aotearoa New Zealand in order to better understand the country’s sporting history, cultures, institutions and systems, as well as the relationship between sport and different sections of society in the country. Exploring traditional sports such as rugby and cricket, indigenous Māori sport, outdoor recreation and contemporary lifestyle and adventure sports such as marching and parkour, the book examines the contested and conflicting societal, geographical and managerial issues facing contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand sport.

Essential reading for anybody with a particular interest in sport in Aotearoa New Zealand, this book is also illuminating reading for anybody working in the sociology of sport, sport development, sport management, sport history or the wider history, politics and culture of Aotearoa New Zealand or the South Pacific.

Table of Contents

1          Introduction

            Roslyn Kerr and Damion Sturm 

2          The Neoliberal Context and Conditions of New Zealand Sport

            Thomas Kavanagh and Robert E. Rinehart 

3          Advertising, Branding and Corporate Nationalism: The Contested Terrain of the Aotearoa New Zealand All Blacks

            Steve Jackson and Damion Sturm

4          British Traditions and New Frontiers for New Zealand Cricket

            Greg Ryan 

5          Netball and the (Re)production of a Dominant Femininity: The Good Game for Kiwi Girls

            Amy Marfell 

6          Māori (Indigenous) Knowledge in Sport and Wellbeing Contexts: “Tūturu Whakamaua Kia Tina!”

            Bevan Erueti, Farah Palmer, Angelique Reweti, Chrissy Severinsen and Jeremy Hapeta 

7          Policy, Modernisation and the Politics of Sport Integrity

            Michael P. Sam and Timothy M. Dawbin 

8          Symbolic Equality in Aotearoa New Zealand Sports Organisations

            Alida Shanks, Sarah Leberman, Sally Shaw and Geoff Watson 

9          Sports Coaching, Education and Development: A Continually Contested Terrain

            Tania Cassidy 

10        The Sporting Mythscapes of Aotearoa New Zealand

            Mark Falcous and Sebastian Potgieter 

11        Global/Local Celebrity and National Sport Stardom: Examining Sonny Bill Williams, Brendon McCullum and Lydia Ko

            Damion Sturm and Koji Kobayashi 

12        Outdoor Recreation in an Age of Disruption: Change, Challenge, and Opportunity

            Stephen Espiner, Emma J. Stewart and Megan Apse 

13        Masculinities in Alternative Sports: Ultimate FrisbeeTM and Parkour

            Hamish Crocket, Richard Pringle and Damien Puddle 

14        The Contribution of Positive Relationships to Girls Wellbeing in a New Zealand School Basketball Team

            Ricardo Milheiro Pimenta and Richard L. Light 

15        The Health and Wellbeing Benefits of Active Ageing Through Participation in an Annual Sports Event: Marching Out of the Margins

            Trudie Walters and Richard Keith Wright

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Damion Sturm is Senior Lecturer in Sport Management at Massey University, New Zealand.

Roslyn Kerr is Professor of Sociology of Sport and Dean of the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design, at Lincoln University, New Zealand.