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ISBN-13 9780199000272
ISBN-13 9780195432145
Author(s): Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press Canada
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 248

Engaging and accessible, Sport & Peace: A Sociological Perspective takes a fresh, innovative look at the nuanced and controversial relationship between sport and peace. Although sport is heralded as a powerful tool for social good, drawing attention to causes such as conflict resolution, HIV prevention, environmental initiatives, and improved international relationships, it also continues to reflect and reproduce social inequalities in ways commonly overlooked by those invested in the sport-for-peace movement. Divided into five parts, the text examines current literature in the fields of sport and peace through the lens of critical social theory while introducing students to all sides of this complex debate and proposing practical solutions for the future.