The Greening of Golf

The Greening of Golf Sport, Globalization and the Environment - Globalizing Sport Studies

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Synopsis

Golf is a major global industry. The sport is played by more than 60 million people worldwide and there are more than 32,000 courses in 140 countries across the globe. This book looks at the power relationships in and around golf, examining whether the industry has demonstrated sufficient leadership on environmental matters to be trusted to make weighty decisions with implications for public and environmental health. The first comprehensive study of the varying responses to golf-related environmental issues, it is based on extensive empirical work, including research into historical materials and interviews with stakeholders in golf such as course superintendents, protesters and health professionals. The authors examine golf as a sport and as a global industry, drawing on and contributing to literatures pertaining to environmental sociology, global social movements, institutional change, corporate environmentalism and the sociology of sport.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784993276
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.352068
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: 578g
Height: 241mm
Width: 162mm
Spine width: 27mm