Sport and Social Exclusion

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Social Science - 304 pages
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This book presents the first comprehensive review of factors leading to exclusion from participation in sport in the UK. Structured around key excluded groups, such as the elderly, ethnic minorities, the disabled and rural communities, the book offers an important assessment of sports policy in contemporary Britain, as well as a unique case study of policies to combat social exclusion under New Labour.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Tables
9
Constraints on and benefits of playing sport
24
The core of exclusion
34
Exclusion education and young peoples sport
60
Gender sport and social exclusion
97
Issues and inititatives
105
Conclusion
112
in 1999 compared with 1989
153
Sport and youth delinquency
159
Rural and urban perspectives on exclusion and sport
194
Stronger citizenship and communal
217
Conclusions
238
References
254
Author Index
293
Subject Index
301

Social exclusion and sport in a multicultural society
123
Sport and disability
141

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Tess Kay is an associate professor at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands.

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