By Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes and Davies Banda. Manchester University Press , 2017, Manchester, England, UK. Localizing Global Sport for Development is an insightful text that provides a new and refreshing outlook on research within the scope of sport for development (SfD) literature
. A key strength of Critical Issues in Global Sport Management , edited by Nico Schulenkorf and Stephen Frawley, is the diversity of authors contributing to this product. Any book addressing global perspectives naturally would seek a plurality of voices from around the world. While this may seem
Travis R. Bell
Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention partnered with the International Olympic Committee before the 2004 Athens Games when SARS was suggested as a significant risk of the potential spread of infectious disease through global sport ( Stergachis & Tsouros, 2007 ). For
By considering three main questions, this article develops an argument for rethinking existing approaches to understanding both sport-related social movements and “local” responses to globalizing forces in light of the emergence of Internet communication. They are: (a) How can extant conceptions of sport-related social movements be expanded to account for more advanced forms of cultural and political opposition that result from and are potentially enhanced by the Internet? (b) How does the link between the development of the Internet and the enhanced formation and functioning of (new) social movements offer a foundation from which to expand understandings of relationships between global sport-related influences and the responses of local cultures? (c) What methodological approaches are best suited for studying Internet-related forms of sport-related activist resistance? The article concludes that recent developments in communication technology have contributed to a situation in which there is immense revolutionary potential in sport-related contexts, and for sociologists (of sport) interested in contributing to activist projects.
Sang Keon Yoo
This case study attempted to determine how the Korean print media have covered women’s professional golf tournaments held in Korea and the United States. The study, which also investigated whether there is a shifting trend in newspaper coverage of players and activities associated with both the LPGA and KLPGA tours, focused on golf coverage of Chosun Ilbo from 1998 through 2011. The findings revealed that the paper covered the LPGA (75.5%) much more frequently than the KLPGA. In addition, the LPGA received more coverage in terms of size, feature stories, and photographs. It is notable that this case study’s principal innovation is the finding of changes in the overall approach of the Korean media over the years. The coverage devoted to the KLPGA tour increased from 13% to 44% across the 14 years analyzed. In addition to the findings, the case study’s implications and questions are presented.
Rob Millington, Simon C. Darnell, and Brad Millington
with global sport. One instance of such overlap is the return of golf to the Summer Olympic program through its inclusion in the Rio 2016 Games. This paper thus seeks to explore the political logics and practices that surround and inform the environmental implications of golf’s return to the Olympics
Carrie LeCrom and Michael Naylor
understand how to operate in an ever-evolving global sport marketplace, and this can be initiated through education and curriculum development. Scholars have encouraged the sharing of knowledge and intercountry collaboration ( Costa, 2005 ). Thibault ( 2009 ) noted the importance of students understanding
Attention is given to a series of conceptual issues associated with understanding global sport development. Several weaknesses are identified. The figurational approach to the study of sportization and globalization is then outlined. Associations between sport, habitus, identity politics, “willful nostalgia,” and globalization are examined, and a case study of nostalgia and male sporting and political disaster discourse in the British media over the past 2 years is used to highlight some of the issues involved in global sport development.
C. Roger Rees, Wolf-Deitrich Brettschneider, and Hans Peter Brandl-Bredenbeck
While economic-oriented theories identify a “homogenized” or “Americanized,” unidirectional model of global sport, figurational theories conceptualize globalization as much more complicated, multifaceted, and interactional. However, the spread of “achievement” sport is seen as central in both approaches. This paper investigates the degree to which “achievement” criteria characterize the sporting behavior and sporting perceptions of adolescents in Berlin and suburban New York. We find evidence that adolescents from both samples accept competition and training as important components of their sport concepts, and examples of some of these components associated with gender differences transcending national boundaries. We also identify differences in the sport concepts of Berlin and suburban New York youth, both in the types of sports they play and in the meaning they attach to these activities. These differences lead us to question the ubiquity of “achievement” sport as a component of globalization, and hence, the efficacy of theories stressing “homogenization” and unidirectionality.