Sport, Development And Environmental Sustainability

September 12, 2019|
Sport, Development And Environmental Sustainability by Rob Millington
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This is the first book to consider the intersections of sport, international development and environmental sustainability. It explores the tensions between sport''s potential contribution to the environment and its rather poor record to date.

Bringing together a diverse group of scholars who approach the topic from various disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, the book provides both critical and optimistic perspectives on the place of sport in sustainable development. Chapters examine and question how and whether sport contributes to sustainable development on an international scale. Attention is also paid to the place and role of Indigenous knowledge in sustainable Sport for Development, particularly as an alternative to modernization and/or in support of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Sport, Development and Environmental Sustainabilityis important reading for academic researchers, students and policy-makers in the fields of kinesiology, sport studies, sport sociology, leisure studies, sport management, sport media, physical cultural studies, environmental studies and sustainability and international development studies.

Rob Millingtonis Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University, Canada. His research focuses on how international NGOs such as the United Nations and International Olympic Committee mobilize sport for development in policy and practice, in both historical and contemporary contexts. His postdoctoral work consi...
Title:Sport, Development And Environmental SustainabilityFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:214 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 inShipping dimensions:214 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0 inPublished:September 12, 2019Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0815356137

ISBN - 13:9780815356134

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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