Sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand
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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
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
5 Netball and the (Re)production of a Dominant Femininity: The Good Game for Kiwi Girls
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
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
Damion Sturm is Senior Lecturer in Sport Management at Massey University, New Zealand.
Roslyn Kerr is Associate Professor in Sociology of Sport and Dean of the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design, at Lincoln University, New Zealand.