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Sport and Physical Activity across the Lifespan

Critical Perspectives

Editors: Dionigi, Rylee, Gard, Michael (Eds.)

  • Provides a critical social science perspective of age-focused ‘Sport for All’ policy and approaches
  • Considers the ways in which and the reasons why sport is not part of people’s lives at certain ages
  • Criticises the notion of sport for all ages as a marketing strategy and for regulating certain groups
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About this book

This edited collection problematizes trajectories of health promotion across the lifespan. It provides a distinctive critical social science perspective of the various directions taken by dominant policies in their approach to promoting sport for all ages. It offers an array of theoretical and methodologically diverse perspectives on this topic, and highlights the intersections between different life stages and social, economic and cultural factors in the developed world, including class, gender, ability, family dynamics and/or race.

Sport and Physical Activity across the Lifespan critically explores dominant policies of age-focussed sport promotion in order to highlight its implications within the context of particular life stages as they intersect with social, cultural and economic factors. This includes an examination of organised sport for pre-schoolers; ‘at-risk’ youth sport programmes; and the creation of sporting sub-cultures within the mid-life ‘market’.

This book will be of interest to those wanting to learning more about how age and life stages affect the way people think about and participate in sport, and to better understand the impacts of sport across the lifespan.

About the authors

Rylee A. Dionigi is Associate Professor in the School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health at Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Michael Gard is Associate Professor in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Sport for All Ages? Weighing the Evidence

    Dionigi, Rylee A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

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  • Sport Participation Across the Lifespan: Australian Trends and Policy Implications

    Eime, Rochelle M. (et al.)

    Pages 23-43

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  • Diversity in Participation Reigns, Policy Challenges Ahead: Sport for All (Ages) from a European Perspective

    Scheerder, Jeroen (et al.)

    Pages 45-65

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  • From a Lucky Few to the Reluctant Many: Interrogating the Politics of Sport for All

    Gard, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 67-89

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  • Tykes and ‘Timbits’: A Critical Examination of Organized Sport Programs for Preschoolers

    Fraser-Thomas, Jessica (et al.)

    Pages 93-116

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-48562-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 93,59 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-48561-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sport and Physical Activity across the Lifespan
Book Subtitle
Critical Perspectives
Editors
  • Rylee Dionigi
  • Michael Gard
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48562-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-48562-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48561-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 362
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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