Youth Cultures and Sport: Identity, Power, and Politics


reviewed by David Kirk - October 13, 2008

coverTitle: Youth Cultures and Sport: Identity, Power, and Politics
Author(s): Michael D. Giardina and Michele K. Donnelly (Eds.)
Publisher: Routledge, New York
ISBN: 0415955815, Pages: 232, Year: 2007
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There can be no question that in advanced capitalist countries many more young people participate directly in sports now than thirty years ago. It is now commonplace in such countries to find children as young as 5 or 6 years of age involved in adult-organized sports, with structures for training and competition locally and, as children get older, at district, state, national and international levels. While particular “national” sports specific to particular countries continue to attract large numbers of participants, the range of organized sports available to young people has also broadened over this period. The spectacular growth of media sport and its widespread consumption as a form of entertainment also reaches young people. There is, in short, a lot of sport in youth culture, and an edited collection on this topic would appear to be appropriate and timely. For the purposes of orientation, it might be helpful to begin by... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 13, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15407, Date Accessed: 9/19/2019 9:05:01 AM

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