Rethinking Sport and Social Issues

Jesper Andreasson (Editor), April Henning (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology


This collection aims to emphasize the ever-changing nature of sport. In doing so, the reader is moved away from the traditional routes of organized and elite sport to consider how sport and other physical activities evolve and shift in response to and in anticipation of broader social changes. Included within are contributions stemming from the idea of “rethinking sport” that address the notion of training as part of cancer treatment, the development of informal and lifestyle sports, parkour activities in James Bond movies, and the phenomenon of Timbersports. This collection has a further specific focus on topics related to “social issues” and how sport may counter or create inequalities. This anthology includes chapters that engage in analyses of several of these topics, such as sexual abuse, drug abuse, health promotion programs, trauma-informed coaching, inclusion and exclusion mechanisms in gym culture, the long-term social impact of sport gentrification, and human rights and racialization in sport. Built on the work of established and emerging scholars, this collection includes research from a variety of disciplines including sociology, sport science, social work, cultural studies, gender studies, and more.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages208
ISBN (Electronic)9783725800216
ISBN (Print)9783725800223
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024


  • Sport
  • society


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