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Sport for development and peace : a critical sociology

Author: Simon C Darnell
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2012.
Series: Globalizing sport studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sport and International Development offers a critical sociological analysis of the emerging Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) movement. The book addresses a gap in the literature by focusing on the social and political implications of sport on development. It is a timely and important addition to the series.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon C Darnell
ISBN: 9781849663441 1849663440
OCLC Number: 780277894
Notes: Formerly CIP.
Description: ix, 182 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: 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: syntheses and opportunities --
The SDP intern/volunteer experience --
Development history and politics: investigating SDP --
Sport, international development and mega-events --
International development and sporting celebrity --
Conclusion: critical praxis and pedagogy in SDP.
Series Title: Globalizing sport studies.
Other Titles: Critical sociology
Responsibility: Simon C. Darnell.

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