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Sport for Development and Peace

Author: Simon Darnell
Publisher: [s.l.] : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
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Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
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ISBN: 9781472539540 1472539540
OCLC Number: 910829877
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Contents: Sport and International Development: A Critical SociologySimon C. Darnell, PhD.Introduction - Situating sport-for-development and the SDP movement Connecting `Sport' to `International Development'1. Sport-for-Development: Historical and Political Context2. Sport for Development and Peace (SDP): terms and tenets3. Stakeholders4. A Theoretical Approach to SDP5. Methodology6. Paradoxes of development and paradoxes of sport for development7. SDP: A New Social Movement?8. Overview of the BookChapter 1 - Sport Sociology and the SDP movement 1. Introduction2. Hegemony theory and the Sociology of Sport3. Foucauldian theories of power and sport4. Neo-Marxist Discourse 5. Sport and the Post-colonial6. Sport and/as Human Rights7. Conclusions: Implications for sport in development Chapter 2 - International Development Studies and SDP: syntheses and opportunities 1. Introduction2. A Short History of Development Practice and Theory3. The Political Economy of Development Inequality4. Culture, Development and SDP in the post-colonial5. Development as Struggle6. ConclusionChapter 3 - The SDP intern/volunteer experience 1. Introduction2. Subjectivities in Development and SDP3. Interns' experiences4. ConclusionsChapter 4 - SDP, development theory, and policy & politics 2. Major Issues2.1 First World/Third World2.2 Modernization residue2.3 Relations of power2.4 Sustainability2.5 Monitoring and Evaluation3. The Political Orientation of SDPChapter 5 - Sport, international development and mega-events 1. Introduction2. The Socio-Political Economy of Sports mega-events3. The Development Agenda of Sports Mega-events in the South4. Three theses for understanding sports mega-events in/as development5. Sports mega-events: Possibilities and Limitations6. Future Research7. ConclusionChapter 6 - Sport and international development: investigating sporting celebrity 1. Introduction2. Celebrity, Development, Sport: Possibilities and Pitfalls 3. Sporting Celebrity in SDP: Insights from the Field3.1 Drawing attention to development3.2 Raising capital3.3 Sport organizations and philanthropy3.4 Role modelling -3.5 Celebrity Athletes and the Politics of Change4. Conclusion: Critical ConsiderationsChapter 7 - Conclusion: Critical praxis and pedagogy in SDP1. Introduction2. Summary of arguments3. A Sociological Vigilance in SDP4. Critical Praxis5. Critical Pedagogy6. Final thoughts


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Darnell delivers a deep and varied analysis of the ways in which contemporary sport meshes with principles of sociology and international development. The book provides a theoretically and Read more...

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