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Sport and social exclusion

Author: Mike Collins; Tess Kay
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Tackling social exclusion should be a central aim of any civilised social policy. In this meticulously revised and updated new edition of his groundbreaking study, Sport and Social Exclusion, Mike Collins has assembled a vast array of new 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Collins, Mike.
Sport and Social Exclusion : Second edition.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Collins; Tess Kay
ISBN: 9781135165222 113516522X
OCLC Number: 881607357
Description: 1 online resource (339 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Foreword; Author's preface and acknowledgements; Glossary; 1 Introduction; Constraints on playing sport; Benefits claimed for playing sport; Outline of the book; 2 From absolute poverty to social exclusion; From absolute and relative poverty to social exclusion; Measuring poverty and social exclusion; The geography of exclusion; Sport social class and exclusion; Exclusion, sport and citizenship; 3 Poverty: the core of exclusion. Introduction: why we know so little about the economic gradient in sport and leisureThe context of anti-poverty policies and leisure; Sport and poverty, and prices; Local authority anti-poverty strategies and leisure cards/passports; Case Study 1: leisure cards in Leicester and Oxford; Case Study 2: gym for free/be active, Birmingham; Conclusions; 4 Exclusion, education and young people's sport; Introduction: children and poverty; The early years: home, play and primary schooling; Developing sports interests: secondary schools. Dropping out or sustaining interest? Sports clubs and out-of school schemesCase study 3: the rise (and premature demise) of the PE, School Sport, Club Links/Young People's Strategy; Developing commitments: sports performance and excellence; Case study 4: sport for secondary schoolchildren: go for gold and Champion Coaching in Nottinghamshire; Conclusions; 5 Gender, sport and social exclusion; Introduction: sport and the gendered experience of social exclusion; Female experiences of poverty and social exclusion; Girls, women, sport and social exclusion. Girls' and women's empowerment through sportGirls' and women's inclusion in and through sport; Conclusions; 6 Exclusion and older people in sport; Introduction: trends in aging and social exclusion; Ageing, leisure and sport; Conclusions; 7 Social exclusion and sport in a multicultural society; Introduction: from race to ethnicity, from segregation to cohesion; Ethnicity, disadvantage, exclusion and cohesion; Multi-cultural participation in sport; Sport, ethnicity and exclusion; Interventions; Conclusions; 8 Sport and exclusion by disability. Introduction: attitudes, policies and structures regarding disability and sportDisability, poverty and social exclusion; Disability, mental illness, learning difficulties and sport; Case study 5: disability and sport and leisure in Leicester; Conclusions; 9 Sport and youth delinquency and crime; Introduction: youth and crime --
the facts; Causes and triggers of youth delinquency, and interventions; The growing interest in sport as an intervention in youth delinquency. Case study 6: intervening to make a difference --
Street Sport, Stoke as a primary intervention and Solent Sports Counselling as a tertiary one.
Responsibility: Mike Collins with Tess Kay.

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