Sexual abuse in youth sport: a sociocultural analysis

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Based on life-history interviews with male and female ‘survivors’ of child sexual abuse in sport, this text offers a deeper appreciation for the experiences of those who are sexually victimized within sports and school-sport settings. Drawing on a wide range of sources, it also provides a new theoretical framework through which child sexual abuse in sport may be explored. Offering a critique spanning psychology, sociology and criminology, this book challenges existing theories of sex offending while advocating an alternative epistemology to help better understand and address this social problem. Presenting an original sociological approach to this field of study, Sexual Abuse in Youth Sport is important reading for any researcher, policy-maker or practitioner working in youth sport, physical education, sports coaching, sport policy, child protection or social work.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages256
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-84850-4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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NameRoutledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

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