Although there have been some scholarly investigations of sport in developing countries there has been very little research conducted on the problems of sports’ participation for girls and women. This paper consists of: 1) previous literature concerning the problems associated with defining and categorizing developing countries, and with the analyses of sports participation for girls and women. 2) a discussion of the problems encountered by women when attempting to participate in sport. 3) this section consists of a discussion of the information concerning assistance that is being given to developing countries in the field of sport, sports science and physical education. It is suggested that if advances are to be made in relation to womenís participation in sport, especially at international level, a major organization such as the International Olympic Committee needs to coordinate the efforts. It is additionally suggested that within each country there is a need for a specific organization whose task it would be to act as a voice to promote sport for girls and women.
The purpose of the 2008 Earle F. Zeigler Lecture was to highlight some of the issues involved in the globalization of sport that affect the field of sport management. In particular, four issues were presented: a division of labor undertaken on an international scale where transnational corporations are drawing on developing countries’ work forces to manufacture sportswear and sport equipment; the increasing flow of athletes where country of birth and origin are no longer a limitation on where an athlete plays and competes; the increased involvement of global media conglomerates in sport; and the impact of sport on the environment. The impact and inconvenient truths of these issues on sport management were addressed.
Danny O’Brien and Jess Ponting
This research analyzes a strategic approach to managing surf tourism in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Surf tourists travel to often remote destinations for the purpose of riding surfboards, and earlier research suggests the mismanagement of surf tourism in some destinations has resulted in significant deleterious impacts on host communities. The research question in this study addresses how surf tourism can be managed to achieve sustainable host community benefits in the context of a developing country. Primary data came from semistructured interviews and participant observation. The findings demonstrate how sport governing bodies can engage host communities in a collaborative framework for the sustainable utilization of sport tourism resources. The derived knowledge from this research may decrease host communities’ reliance on less sustainable commercial activities, and inform policy and practice on sustainable approaches to using sport tourism for community building and poverty alleviation.
from developing countries, they experience heightened scrutiny both for their status as high profile athletes (which can easily be revoked) and their race. A major strength of this book is Mwaniki’s ability to highlight the ways that these various statuses intersect and play out across different times
Rob Millington, Simon C. Darnell and Brad Millington
so-called “developed” versus “developing” countries and illustrated the political challenges that this divide presents. Some have argued that industrial nations of the global North, who benefited most from the carbon producing activities that led to climate change, bear the greatest responsibility
Kathryn Henne and Madeleine Pape
diagnosed with hyperandrogenism, all aged 21 or younger and from “rural or mountainous regions of developing countries” ( Fenichel et al., 2013 , p. 2). They consented to a gonadectomy, clitoral surgery, and a “feminizing vaginoplasty” (pp. 3–4), none of which are required under the Regulations for an
Jack Thomas Sugden, Daryl Adair, Nico Schulenkorf and Stephen Frawley
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anthropological perspectives within African developing countries . Sport in Society, 21 ( 2 ), 226 – 242 . doi:10.1080/17430437.2016.1179732 10.1080/17430437.2016.1179732 Coombs , D.S. , & Osborne , A.C. ( 2018 ). Negotiating insider-outsider status in ethnographic sports research . Sport in Society
Lin Yu, Hanhan Xue and Joshua I. Newman
expectancy achieve developed countries’ level and local youths’ physical well-being reach the top in Asia. This policy was taken up at the municipal level in the document of Shanghai “Everybody Move” Action Plan and at the district level in documents such as The Notice of Further Opening up Yangpu
Alex C. Gang
economies as the book’s editors and authors delve into the past, present, and future of the environment encompassing each domestic sport market. The editors’ and contributing authors’ understanding of a leading economy is not confined to the traditional conception of developed countries mostly located in