Paradoxes of Youth and Sport

Paradoxes of Youth and Sport

Description

Paradoxes of Youth and Sport explores emergent debates among scholars, youth advocates, and sport practitioners concerning the role of sport in the lives of young people in urban settings. Specialists from diverse fields examine how sport can address social ills and act as a resource in the lives of disadvantaged youth versus how sport itself harbors and fosters social problems and is dominated by unequal access, the obsession to win, and commercialization. This book places sport at the crossroads of inquiry and practice regarding critical issues of our time, including youth development; violence; racial, gender, and class inequities; and inter-group relations.


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Details

Author(s)
Margaret Gatz, Michael Alan Messner, Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach
Format
Hardback | 294 pages
Dimensions
158.75 x 234.95 x 25.4mm | 508g
Publication date
01 Apr 2002
Publisher
State University of New York Press
Publication City/Country
Albany, NY, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Total Illustrations: 0
ISBN10
0791453235
ISBN13
9780791453230