Department of Sport, Health Sciences and Social Work

Sociology

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  • Sociology, Culture and Politics in Sport, Coaching and Physical Education

    Involvement in sport, physical activity and physical education at all levels can provide a fulfilling and rewarding experience for those involved; however, unequal access and rights within these domains can limit the involvement of certain individuals and groups. As such, we seek to examine the way that sport, physical activity and physical education are constructed to serve those engaged from participation to performance. We are particularly interested in the social benefits of sport, physical activity and physical education for individuals and groups at all levels of participation. Given this, we are also interested in critiquing the barriers to achieving equality and social justice in these domains, through exploring the impact of sociological, political and historical phenomena in this field. Furthermore, we are interested in critically examine the impact of these phenomena in practitioners in this field, including coaches, athletes, administrators, teachers and pupils, amongst others.