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Sport and Social Capital

ISBN-10: 0750685867

ISBN-13: 9780750685863

Edition: 2008

Authors: Matthew Nicholson, Russell Hoye

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Despite the importance of sport as a social, economic and political institution, research into sport and social capital has not been extensive. Sport and Social Capital is the first book to examine this increasingly high profile area in detail. It explores the ways in which sport contributes to the creation, development, maintenance and, in some cases, diminution of social capital. Written by an internationally renowned author team who are leading figures in this area of study, this engaging and far-reaching text brings leading research from around the world into one comprehensively edited volume. Themes covered in the book include: education, gender, policy, community, youth sport, diversity and many more. It is essential reading for sport management, sport development and sport sociology students around the globe and offers fascinating and invaluable insight to interested stakeholders from industry, community and government. * A progressive text which is the first book to explore sport's increasingly important contribution to social capital * Written by the top authors in this field and comprehensively edited into a unified volume * Analyses the importance of sport and its relationship to social capital within local, national and international communities
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 390
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

List of Tables
List of Figures
Contributors
Acknowledgements
Sport and social capital: An introduction
Concepts and Contexts
Avoiding the numbers game: Social theory, policy and sport's role in the art of relationship building
Sport-in-development: Development for and through sport?
Locating social capital in sport policy
Narrowing the gap through sport, education and social capital?
Clubs and Community Sport Organizations
Community sport networks
Voluntary sport clubs: The potential for the development of social capital
Community sport/recreation members and social capital measures in Sweden and Australia
Volunteering in community sport organizations: Implications for social capital
Sport and Social Capital in Action
Sport's ambiguous relationship with social capital: The contribution of national governing bodies of sport
Public policies, social capital and voluntary sport
Race equality and sport networks: Social capital links
Stepping into community? The impact of youth sport volunteering on young people's social capital
Soccer and social capital in Australia: Social networks in transition
Sport facilities as social capital
Subject and Author Index