"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
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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Table of ContentsIntroduction: 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