Sport and Social Exclusion
Routledge – 2002 – 320 pages
This book presents the first comprehensive review of factors leading to exclusion from participation in sport in the UK. Structured around key excluded groups, such as the elderly, ethnic minorities, the disabled and rural communities, the book offers an important assessment of sports policy in contemporary Britain, as well as a unique case study of policies to combat social exclusion under New Labour.
Introduction 2. From Poverty to Social Exclusion 3. Constraints and Barriers 4. The Core of Exclusion - Poverty and Sport 5. Exclusion of Young and Old 6. Gender Issues and Inclusion 7. Social Exclusion and Multicultural Communities 8. Sport and Disability 9. Sport and Youth Delinquency and Crime 10. Urban Concentrations and the Rural Diaspora of Exclusion 11. Conclusions and Perspectives