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Spatialising Sport Management

Kohe, Geoff, Wise, Nicholas (2023) Spatialising Sport Management. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 47 (4). pp. 664-676. ISSN 0309-8265. E-ISSN 1466-1845. (doi:10.1080/03098265.2023.2174961) (KAR id:99915)

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Sport and geography may be considered allied and complementary disciplines. They share, variously, interests in ideological and physical spaces, political and socio-cultural processes of space- and place-making, historical dis-/continuities, individual and collective identity formation, demography and topographies and representational practices therein. Sports geography modules may, for example, be taught independently within Geography, Sport Management/Studies/Science, Urban Studies, Development or Liberal Arts programmes, or form a bridge across shared degree/honours courses as a way of attracting an interdisciplinary audience of students. Regardless of institutional “home”, sports geography, affords a rich context for engaging students with critical contemporary issues, global-local analysis, and socio-cultural complexities and social justice concerns. We argue in this paper for a more pronounced place for sports geography – specifically, critical spatial studies – within Sports Management. We draw on our professional and personal experiences teaching sport and geography related courses. We contextualise the teaching of sports geography against wider Higher Education forces. Next we provide pedagogical illustrations of the benefits of a sports geography focus. We offer some recommendations and reflections. Ultimately, we advocate for improved collaboration between Sports Management and Geography fields, and call for continued scholarly and pedagogical symbiosis and play that might produce new and creative interdisciplinary inquiry.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/03098265.2023.2174961
Uncontrolled keywords: sport management; geography; teaching; space; information technology; digital technology; Interactive Learning; Theory-Practice Nexus; Technology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Sport and Exercise Sciences
Funders: University of Kent (
Depositing User: Geoffery Kohe
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2023 14:56 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2024 00:00 UTC
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