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Description - Sport and Social Exclusion by Mike Collins

Tackling social exclusion should be a central aim of social policy. In this fully revised and updated new edition of his groundbreaking study, Sport and Social Exclusion, Mike Collins has assembled a vast array of evidence from a range of global sources to demonstrate how the effects of social exclusion are as evident in sport as they are in any area of society. The book uses sport as an important case study for critical reflection on existing social policy and explores sport's role as a source of new initiatives for tackling exclusion. It examines key topics such as: * What we mean by 'social exclusion' * How social exclusion affects citizenship and the chance to play sport * How exclusion from sport is linked to poverty, class, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, and involvement in youth delinquency * How exclusion is linked to concepts of personal and communal social capital. Sport and Social Exclusion features a wealth of original research data, including new and previously unpublished material, as well as a range of important new studies of social exclusion policy and practice in the UK and elsewhere. This revised edition surveys all the most important changes in the policy landscape since first publication in 2002 and, crucially, explores the likely impact of the London Olympic Games on sport policy in the UK. The book concludes with some typically forthright recommendations from the author regarding the success of existing policies and the best way to tackle exclusion from sport and society in the future. By relating current policy to new research the book provides an essential guidebook for students, academics and policy makers working in sport policy and development.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415568814
ISBN-10: 0415568811
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 338
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Jun-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mike Collins

Mike Collins was a Senior Lecturer in Recreation Management at Loughborough University for over ten years before retiring. Prior to this, he was Head of Research Strategy and Planning at the Sports Council from its founding, and active in the Council of Europe and what is now the Countryside Recreation Network. He edited Examining Sports Development (Routledge, 2008). He is currently Professor of Sports Development at the University of Gloucestershire, and still active in the new Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. Tess Kay lectured at Loughborough and researched in women and youth sport; edited Fathering through Sport and Leisure ( Routledge, 2009), and is now Professor of Sport & Social Sciences at Brunel University, where she founded and directs the Centre for Sport Health and Wellbeing. She is co-authoring Localizing global sport for Development (2014, Bloomsbury)

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