Sport: Social Problems and Issues

Social Problems and Issues


  • Frank Kew, Bradford and Ilkley College, UK

Sport: Social Problems and Issues provides a detailed analysis and critique of contemporary social problems and issues for the coach, organizer, teacher or student of sport.Drawing upon perspectives from social science, it examines change and development of modern sport, both nationally and internationally, enabling students and practitioners to address those problems and issues which threaten the integrity of sport.Frank Kew is the course tutor for the B.A. in Leisure, Recreation and Community at Bradford and Ilkley College and has been an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds.
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Undergraduate courses in sports studies, sports science, physical education and leisure and recreation studies; Further and higher education courses will also find this relevant for sports coaches and leisure and recreation professionals.


Book information

  • Published: July 1997
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-2892-1

Table of Contents

Sport as social practice and social institution - Sport: inside out; Sports: change and development; Sports: in the marketplace; The corruption of sports practice; Sport and structural inequality - Sport, racism and ethnicity; Sport, ability and disability; Sport and gender; Sport and social class.