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Sport Studies

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"A comprehensive, useful and informative practical book that draws from a range of disciplines. In particular, the learning activities provides some useful group and reflective discussions."

- Heather Allison, London Metropolitan University

"This book supports our year undergraduate students. The case studies and links with UK programmes provides relevant information to discuss and investigate. Easily accessible."

- Emerick Kaitell, Roehampton ...

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Overview

"A comprehensive, useful and informative practical book that draws from a range of disciplines. In particular, the learning activities provides some useful group and reflective discussions."

- Heather Allison, London Metropolitan University

"This book supports our year undergraduate students. The case studies and links with UK programmes provides relevant information to discuss and investigate. Easily accessible."

- Emerick Kaitell, Roehampton University

This is an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for students on sport studies courses. It brings together perspectives drawn from a range of disciplines, especially sociology, history and philosophy, with detailed information on the key political, legal, economic and vocational issues relating to sport.

Written specifically for students based in the UK, the text examines the full range of topics relevant to sport studies and is fully supported with learning activities, suggestions for further study, and guidance on how to progress and succeed in the subject.

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"Ideal overview of sport history, sociology, sport development and key agencies in an engaging and easy to read format!" (Senior Lecturer, University of Cumbria.)
Owe Stråhlman
Here, the author admirably, creatively, and generously shares her knowledge and tips... Exemplary, also, are the discussions about how to link knowledge in sport to a kind of employability. This discussion is motivated by thoughts that most students ponder concerning how to get a job in their field of study.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844451869
  • Publisher: Learning Matters Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: Active Learning in Sport Series
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Barbara Bell is Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has substantial professional experience in the management of community sport and recreation. Her research interests include youth sport policy, the evaluation of sport programmes and the social impacts of sport. Dr Bell also has extensive experience of teaching and examining sport courses in higher education. She is a member of the Institute of Sport, Parks and Leisure.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: on the blocks and ready to go?
Part 1: Core theories and essential perspectives on the study of sport
An historical perspective of sport
Sociological perspectives of sport
Philosophy and ethics in sport
Part 2: Contemporary sport: the significance of sport in the UK and key players in the sector
Who runs sport? The political and legal framework for sport in the UK
'Show me the money': sport and business in the UK
Part 3: Skills, knowledge and careers in sport studies
Personal development: essential skills in studying sport
Balancing work and play: enhancing personal skills through sport studies
Where to now? After graduation in Sport Studies
Index
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