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Managing Sport Social and Cultural Perspectives

by David (University of Ulster, UK) Hassan

Part of the Foundations of Sport Management Series

Managing Sport Social and Cultural Perspectives Synopsis

Contemporary sport is shaped by wider society. Today those managing sport must be aware of the broader social and cultural context within which it exists if their effectiveness is to be established and their careers defined. This book is the first of its kind to contextualise the wider social and cultural environment of sport management and explain the key issues and practical implications of this for those working, or intending to find employment, in the field. Written by a team of leading international experts on sport management, the book explores important topics such as corporate social responsibility in sport, race, gender and sexuality, sport and the media, globalisation, populations with individual needs, social class, social capital social exclusion. As part of a comprehensive coverage of these and many other social issues, the reader is reminded of the fundamental requirement to properly appreciate the cultural sensitivities of the managerial environment in which they intend to operate. Each issue is examined from the perspective of the manager or sport practitioner, and each chapter includes a range of useful features, such as case-studies and self-test questions, to encourage the reader to think critically about the role of sport in society and about their own professional practice. This is the first sports management textbook to be based on the thesis that a more socially aware manager is a more effective manager and thus should be regarded as essential reading for all sport management students.

Managing Sport Social and Cultural Perspectives Press Reviews

: Hassan and Lusted have produced an excellent interdisciplinary book combining sport management, and the sociology of sport, approaches to research. The individual fields of the authors involved, including but not limited to sociology, management, law, politics, education, medicine, geography, anthropology, history, pedagogy, journalism, and tourism (all within a sport context) result in a multi-disciplinary text-book that (with additions) has potential for becoming an exemplar for sport management students around the globe. - Shane Gibson, Sport Management Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415572163
Publication date: 22nd October 2012
Author: David (University of Ulster, UK) Hassan
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 344 pages
Categories: Sports management & facilities, Sociology: sport & leisure, Sport & leisure industries,

About David (University of Ulster, UK) Hassan

David Hassan is Senior Lecturer within the Ulster Sports Academy at the University of Ulster. He is the Academic Editor of Sport in Society, an international peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis. He is also joint Series Editor of Foundations in Sport Management, a discipline-defining series of books examining this expanding field of study. His research expertise concerns the relationship between sport and national identity, the politics of sport, and sport governance, and he was recognised for his outstanding contribution to research with the award of a Distinguished Research Fellowship from the University of Ulster in 2006. Jim Lusted is ...

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