Sports Participation and Cultural Identity in the Experience of Young People

Sports Participation and Cultural Identity in the Experience of Young People

by Vegneskumar Maniam

Paperback

$59.36 $65.95 Save 10% Current price is $59.36, Original price is $65.95. You Save 10%.
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Monday, October 22?   Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Shipping at checkout.
    Same Day shipping in Manhattan. 
    See Details

Overview

Sports Participation and Cultural Identity in the Experience of Young People by Vegneskumar Maniam

This book focuses on inclusion and exclusion in sporting activities among young people in a multicultural society. Do young people who identiy with cultural groups other than the majority experience exclusion from sporting teams, or do they find themselves readily included? Does this vary across identities, and sports? In the context of Australia, where sport is an integral part of national life and one in four of the population were born overseas, and over 270 different ancestries are acknowledged, young people were asked to write about their cultural identity and their experiences playing sport. Using a humanistic sociological approach, the inductive analysis justaposed their sense of cultural identity with their participation or non-participation in sport, and with the particular sports played. This book is important for all those in culturally diverse society especially academics, teachers and sports administrators, who are interested in the issue of exclusion and inclusion of cultural minorities in sport.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034314220
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 06/25/2014
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Vegneskumar Maniam, PhD, is an academic in education at the University of Adelaide, Australia. His primary research focus is on Sociology of Education and Sport, especially in relation to issues of multiculturalism and sense of identity.

Table of Contents

Contents: Sport and Multiculturalism in the Global Context – Theorizing Cultural Identity and Sports Participation – Personal Documents as Research Data. Participants’ Sense of Cultural Identity – Reasons for Playing or Not Playing Sport – Culturally Diverse Participation in Particular Sports – Cultural Identity in Inclusive or Exclusive Experiences of Sport.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews