Sport: Social Problems and Issues

1st Edition

Social Problems and Issues

Authors: Frank Kew
Paperback ISBN: 9780750628921
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 2nd July 1997
Page Count: 176


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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.

Key Features

Only comprehensive text on the treatment of social problems and issues in sport Written in an easy-to-read accessible style Relates theory to practice


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.

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.


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About the Author

Frank Kew

Affiliations and Expertise

Bradford and Ilkley College, UK