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Research Handbook on Sports and Society

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Research Handbook on Sports and Society

9781789903591 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Elizabeth C.J. Pike, Professor and Head of Sport, Health and Exercise, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Publication Date: May 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78990 359 1 Extent: c 448 pp
This state-of-the-art Research Handbook provides a challenging and critical examination of the complex issues surrounding sports in contemporary societies. Featuring contributions from world-leading scholars, it focuses upon the impact of their research, together with significant social issues and controversies in sport.

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This state-of-the-art Research Handbook provides a challenging and critical examination of the complex issues surrounding sports in contemporary societies. Featuring contributions from world-leading scholars, it focuses upon the impact of their research, together with significant social issues and controversies in sport.

International and comprehensive, the Research Handbook is organised around the key themes of governance, economics, events, the athletes and the future. Chapters examine the various theoretical and methodological approaches undertaken by the contributors and outline the current state of knowledge, to demonstrate the social and economic impact of academic research, as well as the constraints on research influence. Written during the global coronavirus pandemic, chapters also reflect on the way in which the public health crisis has exposed social issues and fragilities.

The Research Handbook on Sports and Society will be a beneficial read for students of all levels studying sports science, sociology and public policy. The insights offered by established researchers will aid students in further understanding key methodologies, and opportunities and challenges for research. They also include recommendations for future policy and practice grounded in substantial research evidence.
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‘As the social significance of sport seemingly grows unabated, an understanding of the issues affecting our diverse societies is essential. This Research Handbook draws together an internationally distinguished set of authors and brings these issues to life through a distinctive approach. By exploring the personal research journeys of researchers in the field, and the social activism which brings these issues to the forefront of public debate, the Research Handbook is set to become compulsory reading for students and researchers alike.’
– Dominic Malcolm, Loughborough University, UK

‘A recognised leader in the sociology of sport, Professor Elizabeth Pike offers us a scholarly collection that makes a strong and original contribution to the field. Drawing upon the expertise and versatility of both established and emerging scholars, the Research Handbook on Sports and Society is framed in relation to three key themes: scholarship, activism and impact. Overall, the topics covered are far ranging, examine some of the most important topics within contemporary sport, and, are addressed with critical theoretical analysis that provides readers with unique insights.’
– Steve Jackson, University of Otago, New Zealand
Contributors
Contributors include: O. Aarresola, A. Adjepong, W. Andreff, M. Atkinson, M. Chawansky, J. Cleland, J. Coakley, J. Connor, S.C. Darnell, R.A. Dionigi, K. Fasting, A. Grainger, D. Hassan, J. Horne, J. Hovden, Y. Inoue, J. Jansen, J. Joseph, F. Kiuppis, J. Lämsä, H. Lopez-Gonzalez, L. Mwambwa, L. Norman, L.V. Piggott, E.C.J. Pike, S. Razack, N. Scelles, A. Schubring, A. Smith, R. Spaaij, G. van Campenhout, I. Waddington, L.A. Wenner

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