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Cross-cultural management is an important facet of the globalized sport industry. Globalized Sport Management in Diverse Cultural Contexts, edited by James J. Zhang & Brenda G. Pitts (Routledge), brings together research on this issue from sport scholars around the world. Our reviewer is Derrick Charway, and he finds that the book does what it intended to, bud he would have liked an abstract for each chapter, and he points out that micro level analyses would have added important insights about cultural diversity in practice.
In The History and Politics of Sport-for-Development: Activists, Ideologues and Reformers (Palgrave Macmillan), authors Simon C. Darnell, Russell Field and Bruce Kidd focus on the major social and political forces that have shaped the ways in which sport has been understood, organized, and contested in an effort to engender social change. In his appreciative review, Derrick Charwell recommends this book for anyone interested in learning about the interaction between the history of sport and international development.
The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics aims to publish articles that address all aspects of sport policy irrespective of academic discipline. The Forum Editor’s pick from the current issue: THE SCEPTIC, THE CYNIC, THE WOMEN’S RIGHTS ADVOCATE AND THE CONSTRUCTIONIST: MALE LEADERS AND COACHES ON GENDER EQUITY IN SPORT by Matthis Kempe-Bergman, Håkan Larsson & Karin Redelius (open access).