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Author Darnell, Simon C.

Title Sport for development and peace : a critical sociology / Simon C. Darnell
Published London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 182 pages)
Series Globalizing sports studies
Globalizing sport studies.
Contents Situating sport-for-development and the 'sport for development and peace' sector -- Social Theory, the Sociology of Sport and the Study of SDP -- International Development Studies and SDP -- The SDP Intern/Volunteer Experience -- Development History and Politics -- Sport, International Development and Mega-events -- International Development and Sporting Celebrity
Summary "The role of sport in development initiatives has grown dramatically over the last five years, now finding a place in the UN's millennium development goals. In Sport and Development for Peace, Simon Darnell outlines the most recent sociological research on the role of sport in development initiatives. The book analyses the relationship between sport and international development and looks at what this reveals about socio-political economy. It addresses a gap in the literature by focusing on issues of politics, power and culture, particularly looking at volunteer experience, mega-sporting events and sporting celebrity in the context of development. Darnell questions the belief that sport can offer a 'solution' to enduring development issues. Drawing on the latest empirical research, the book is a thorough and timely analysis of the social and political implications of tying sport to development."--Publisher's description
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sports -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Sports -- Political aspects -- Developing countries.
Sports -- Developing countries -- Sociological aspects.
Form Electronic book
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