A group of renowned sports studies scholars have contributed to a new book challenging Canadians to think critically about sports.
“Playing for Change: The Continuing Struggle for Sport and Recreation” examines the idea of why sport matters to Canadians, and why the way we think about and question sport is of equal importance.
“We have to understand why sports, this institution we love, needs to be thought of critically,” said Russell Field, assistant professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba, and editor of the book.
“That’s what holds this book together — a world-renowned scholars coming together to think about sport critically — in terms of health, gender, human rights, and equality.”
A book launch is set for Thursday at 7 p.m at McNally Robinson Booksellers at Grant Park. Field will appear along with Bruce Kidd, renowned athlete, scholar, activist, and principal of the University of Toronto Scarborough.