Localizing global sport for development

By Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes and Davies Banda

Localizing global sport for development

Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-7849-9406-8
  • Pages: 240
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £85.00
  • Published Date: February 2017
  • BIC Category: Sociology, History of sport, Cricket, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Caribbean & Latin American, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General, SPORTS & RECREATION / Cricket, Sociology: sport & leisure, Caribbean islands, History of sport, Sociology: Sport & Leisure
  • Series: Globalizing Sport Studies


This jointly authored book extends understanding of the use of sport to address global development agendas by offering an important departure from prevailing theoretical and methodological approaches in the field. Drawing on nearly a decade of wide-ranging multidisciplinary research undertaken with young people and adults living and working in urban communities in Zambia, the book presents a localised account that locates sport for development in historical, political, economic and social context. A key feature of the book is its detailed examination of the lives, experiences and responses of young people involved in sport for development activities, drawn from their own accounts. The book's unique approach and content will be highly relevant to academic researchers and post-graduate students studying sport and development in across many different contexts.


'Localizing Global Sport forDevelopment is an exceptional account oflongitudinal sport for development (SfD) projects in the Zambian communities ofChawama and Lusaka, through the SfD organizations, EduSport, and Sport inAction.'
RobbieMatz, University of Georgia - Sport Management & Policy, InternationalReview for the Sociology of Sport


1 Sport for development in policy, practice and research
2 Sport, development and the political-economic context of Zambia
3 Sport as a development partner: international, national and community integration
4 Young people in Zambia: their lives and social contexts
5 Approaches to local sport for development provision
6 Being involved: young people's experiences of sport for development
Conclusions: localizing global sport for development


Iain Lindsey is Lecturer in Sport Policy in the School of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University

Tess Kay is Professor of Sport and Social Sciences and Theme Leader of Welfare, Health and Wellbeing at Brunel University London

Ruth Jeanes is Senior Lecturer in Sports Coaching and Community Development in the Faculty of Education at Monash University

Davies Banda is Senior Teaching Fellow in Sport Management and Sport Development within the Institute of Sport, Physical Education and Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education

Localizing global sport for development

By Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes, Davies Banda

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