The greening of golf: Sport, globalization and the environment

Bradley Millington, Brian Wilson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester, U. K.
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages264
ISBN (Print)9781784993276
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2016

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NameGlobalizing Sport Studies
PublisherManchester University Press

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