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Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Organizations


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Part I: Foundations of Diversity and Inclusion, 1. Overview of Diversity and Inclusion, 2. Theoretical Tenets of Diversity and Inclusion, 3. Conducting Diversity and Inclusion Research, 4. Bias, Part II: Forms of Diversity, 5. Race, 6. Gender, 7. Age, 8. Disability, 9. Weight, 10. Religion, 11. Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, 12. Social Class, Part III: Creating and Sustaining Diverse and Inclusive Sport Organizations, 13. Approaches to Reducing Bias, 14. Strategies for Diverse and Inclusive Sport Organizations, 15. Diverse and Inclusive Communities through Sport

About the Author

George B. Cunningham is Professor of Sport Management at the University of Florida, USA. He is Director for the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport, which produces and distributes research related to all forms of diversity in the sport context. Cunningham focuses on diversity and inclusion in sport, including ways to increase access, improve people's experiences in that domain, and create and sustain diverse and inclusive sport organizations. Cunningham is a member of the National Academy of Kinesiology.


"Within this new edition, Dr George Cunningham provides a timely and comprehensive review into the exploration and promotion of diversity and inclusion within the field of sport. The integration of relevant scholarship and theoretical perspectives adds valuable nuance to this discussion in both academia and sport leadership. These elements, coupled with the learner-centric design of the text, allow for easy application into practice for new and established sport industry professionals."Sayvon Foster, University of Kansas, USA"This book is a must-read for sport management students, scholars, and people working in all types of sport organizations. Understanding the intentional and unintentional drivers of biases towards people with other socio-demographic characteristics is especially important in the light of globalization, migration, and ageing societies. Cunningham goes beyond the widely studied characteristics of race and gender by also considering age, disability, weight, religion, sexual orientation, and social class. He offers a wealth of explanations and recommendations, with the discussion questions and learning activities at the end of each chapter ensuring that readers fully digest the provided material."Pamela Wicker, Professor for Sport Management and Sport Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany"The newest version of Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Organizations: A Multilevel Perspective retains the core concepts that helped establish this text as most respected diversity, equity, and inclusion related resource within Sport Management. Updates such as new Challenge Questions and timely, relevant examples only strengthen this already fundamental book for those working in or studying the sport industry."Liz Gregg, University of North Florida, USA

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