Books in this series explore the intersections of race, sport, gender, and education in the global context. This series seeks to expand the literature on how each inform social interaction, the educational process, and also policy development. It will also explore how sport and dominant cultural values inherent in sport are critical components in the process of globalization and the westernization of sporting practices throughout the world.
In other words, the books in this series will examine how sporting practices in the U.S. are becoming the global norm in defining what is sport, our understanding of race, gender, and the role education is playing in assisting in the global institutionalization of these social constructions.
The goal of this series is to inform sport enthusiasts, college students, social justice oriented educators and researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders about the role sport has in contributing to informing cultural ideology, reproducing, and reinforcing race and gender ideologies. It also seeks to foster an understanding of how this social phenomenon that is often situated as merely entertainment or a recreational activity for leisure has shifted into a cultural practice that can engender global socio-political relations.
A common thread throughout this series will be how sporting practices are situated uniquely in the socialization and educational processes of many active participants (athletes, coaches, and administrators) and enthusiastic spectators (fans) in the global community. The topics will include critical moments in sport, as well as broader social movements in sporting context, as well as topics ranging from youth to professional sporting experiences with attention given to the socialization and educational processes inherent in these experiences as it relates to race, gender, and culture.
This book series seeks research that will employ a variety of methodologies, including but not limited to qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods methodological approaches. Non-empirical and socio-historical approaches that incorporate primary and secondary data sources are also welcomed in the books in this series.
Queries, proposals, and manuscripts can be sent to the series editor, Billy Hawkins, Ph.D., at hjbilly@Central.UH.EDU.