The Potential of Community Sport for Social Inclusion: Exploring Cases Across the Globe. Edited by professor Hebe Schaillée, Sport and Society Research group, VUB.
Social inclusion is a pressing issue confronting all levels of sport today, and community sport in particular. Sport is being promoted as an inclusive environment in which people of all backgrounds and abilities can participate and access a range of social and health benefits. Moreover, sport is often heralded as a vehicle for promoting social inclusion in other societal domains. Yet, the policy ideal of ‘sport for all’ is not always realised in practice, and community sport continues to be plagued by various forms of discrimination and social exclusion. This book brings together a team of scholars from across the globe whose research addresses the complex relationship between community sport and social inclusion. Their contributions critically examine the dynamics of inclusion/exclusion in community sport, as well as the broader outcomes and impacts that sports programmes may have in promoting, or hindering, social inclusion in other areas of life, such as employment, education and migrant integration.
This book will be of interest to academics, researchers, and advanced students of sport, sociology, politics, social work and public policy.
The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Sport in Society.
Bron: The Potential of Community Sport for Social Inclusion: Exploring Cases Across the Globe. (2022, 12 mei). Routledge & CRC Press (webpagina).