International Perspectives on Key Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology is a series of edited books, with a global focus, which reflect the state of art in areas of current and emerging interest in the study of sport and exercise psychology. Each volume in the series contributes to the better understanding of a key issue facing researchers and practitioners in sport psychology.

This volume in the series focuses upon the sociocultural issues that challenge and often undermine participation, performance, and well-being in sports. Contributors address a number of important issues, such as exclusion, miscommunication, and ineffective practice in sport. The book extends the recent interest in culture within sport psychology by using a critical approach to highlight less mainstream sports such as martial arts, circus arts, extreme sports, and dance, and it will help sports participants and social scientists to gain an understanding of these marginalized sporting identities. By highlighting "subcultural" contexts, with their individual practices and values, it is hoped that the volume will promote the goal of achieving a more just, inclusive, and ethical sport psychology.

The Psychology of Sub-Culture in Sport and Physical Activity will be ideal reading for sport and exercise academics and practitioners, advanced students of applied sport psychology, and related fields such as sport science, critical studies, sociology, cultural studies and social anthropology.

chapter 1|14 pages

Situating the subculture of sport, physical activity and critical approaches

ByKerry R. McGannon, Robert J. Schinke

part I|78 pages

Sociocultural dimensions of inclusion/exclusion in sport

chapter 2|14 pages

Applying a critical ecological approach to the issue of athlete abuse in sport

ByGretchen A. Kerr, Ashley E. Stirling

chapter 3|17 pages

A post-structuralist approach to hazing in sport

ByJennifer J. Waldron

chapter 4|16 pages

Gender nonconformity, sex variation, and sport

ByVikki Krane

chapter 5|14 pages

“The dark side” and beyond

Narrative inquiry in professional golf
ByKitrina Douglas, David Carless

chapter 6|15 pages

Ultraempowering women

A feminist analysis of the ultramarathoning culture
ByCindra S. Kamphoff, Kelsey Timm

part II|40 pages

Critiques of the medical model, sport culture and sport research

chapter 7|12 pages

Disability, sport, and impaired bodies

A critical approach
ByBrett Smith, Marie-Josee Perrier

chapter 8|14 pages

A few good men

Male athlete eating disorders, medical supremacy and the silencing of a sporting minority
ByAnthony Papathomas

chapter 9|12 pages

Sport-related concussion

Critical issues moving forward
ByAnthony P. Kontos, Erin Reynolds

part III|74 pages

Self-reflection and reflexivity in sport psychology practice and research

chapter 10|18 pages

BE, KNOW, DO model of consulting

An exploration of how experiences with soldiers affected me and how my notions of self affected soldiers’ experiences
ByShannon Baird

chapter 11|17 pages

“Standing in the question”

Teaching a critical perspective to developing sport psychology consultants
ByLeslee A. Fisher, Alicia J. Johnson

chapter 12|14 pages

Caged quandaries

Mixed martial arts and the politics of research
ByMatthew A. Masucci, Ted M. Butryn

chapter 13|12 pages

Confessions of the disc

A Foucauldian analysis of ethics within Ultimate Frisbee
ByHamish Crocket

chapter 14|11 pages

Continuing the dialogue on criticality and subculture in sport and physical activity

ByRobert J. Schinke, Kerry R. McGannon