Jorge Knijnik, PhD, has been with the School of Education and the Institute for Culture and Society at University of Western Sydney, Australia, since 2009.
Sport for Development, Peace, and Social Justice goes beyond the individual benefits of sport to look more closely at what sport can offer to groups of people and the communities in which they live. Although the domain of sport development is mostly uncharted, editors Robert Schinke and Stephanie Hanrahan integrate sport development projects from different disciplines to challenge readers to broaden the scope of what they think can be achieved through sport.
Author and scholar Braham Dabscheck muses upon some of baseball's silent yet magnificently important treasures. He examines several topics, including the business of the game (industrial and labor relations, Curt Flood, law, and organized baseball); social commentary biographies (the work of Stephen Jay Gould and Ken Burns, for example); and culture of the game as it spreads across the globe to places like Australia, Japan, and Latin America. This collection of essays is both insightful and remarkable, and is a valuable companion to any enthusiast.
Sport is more than competition and the opportunity to become physically fit. Sport and physical activity offer opportunities for people and communities to forge improved relations. Case Studies in Sport Development: Contemporary Stories Promoting Health, Peace, and Social Justice reveals how experiences from across our global community have served as the conduit to harmony within and among people.
Internationally renowned co-editors Robert J. Schinke and Ronnie Lidor have structured this compilation into three key sections:
Stephanie Hanrahan, PhD, is associate professor and convenor of the sport and exercise psychology program at The University of Queensland.
Robert J. Schinke, is the Canada Research Chair in Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity and Professor of Sport Psychology in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University. As a Canadian Sport Psychology Association accredited practitioner, Schinke has extensive experience working with national teams and professional athletes of North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.
Braham Dabscheck is a senior fellow, Faculty of Law, at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Robert J. Schinke, is the Canada Research Chair in Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity and Professor of Sport Psychology in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University.