Sport and Social Exclusion
Collins, Michael Frank; Kay, Tess 2003 Routledge, 320p.
■Collins, Michael Frank; Kay, Tess 2003 Sport and Social Exclusion, Routledge, 320p. ISBN-10: 0415259592 ISBN-13: 978-0415259590 £35.00 [amazon]
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List of tables
Foreword by Professor AlIan Patmore
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 and social class
Exclusion, sport and citizenship
3 Constraints on and benefits of playing sport
Constraints on playing sport
Benefits claimed for playing sport
4 Poverty: The core of exclusion
Introduction: Why we know so little about the economic gradient in sport and leisure
The context of anti-poverty policies and leisure
Sport and poverty, and prices
Local authority anti-poverty strategies and leisure cards
Case study 1: Leisure cards in Leicester and Oxford
5 Exclusion, education and young people's sport
Introduction: Children and poverty
Developing sports interests: Secondary schools and clubs Dropping out or sustaining interest? Sports clubs and out-of-school schemes
Developing commitments: Sports performance and excellence
Case study 2: Sport for secondary schoolchildren - Go for Gold and Champion Coaching in Nottinghamshire
6 Gender, sport and social exclusion By Tess kay
Introduction: Sport and the gendered experience of social exclusion
Women's experience of poverty and social exclusion
Women, sport and social exclusion
Sport, gender and social exclusion: Issues and inititatives
Feminising sports provision
7 Exclusion and older people in sport
Introduction: Age and social exclusion
Ageing, leisure and sport
8 Social exclusion and sport in a multi cultural society
Introduction: From race to ethnicity
Multicultural participation in sport
Sport, ethnicity and exclusion
9 Sport and disability
Introduction: Attitudes, policies and structures
Sport and disability, mental illness and learning difficulties
Case study 3: Disability and sport and leisure in Leicester
10 Sport and youth delinquency
Introduction: Youth and crime - the facts
Causes and triggers of youth delinquency, and forms of intervention
The growing interest in sport as an intervention in youth delinquency
Case study 4: Intervening to make a difference? Street Sport, Stoke, as a primary intervention and Hampshire Sports Counselling as a tertiary one
11 Rural and urban perspectives on exclusion and sport
Rural England: Idyll or exclusion?
Sport and exclusion in urban England
12 Policy implementation: Stronger citizenship and communal social capital through sport?
Implementing inclusion policies and programmes
The Third Way and communal social capital in sports clubs Conclusions
Summary of findings
Equity, non-participation and exclusion
Evaluation and future lines of research
Tackling social exclusion is a key aim of the social policy of any government. Sport and Social Exclusion assembles a vast array of 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 important case study for reflecting critically on existing social policy, and addresses sport's role as a source of new initiatives for tackling exclusion. It covers key topics such as:
" What we mean by 'social exclusion'
" How social exclusion affects citizenship and the chance to play sport
" How exclusion from sport is linked to poverty, class, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, and involvement in youth delinquency
" How exclusion is linked to concepts of personal and communal social capital.
Sport and Social Exclusion includes a wealth of original research data, as well as a range of important new studies of social exclusion policy and practice in the UK and elsewhere. Drawing upon this research, the author offers important recommendations on how exclusion from sport and society should be tackled in the future. By relating current policy to new research the book provides a foundation for students, academics and policy makers to examine their own understanding, studies and practices.
Mike Collins is Senior Lecturer in Sport and Leisure Management at Loughｭ borough University. He was Head of Research at the Sports Council and has conducted and managed research on behalf of the Sports Council, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and many other organisations.