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The Hamilton Review

Oct 18, 2022

This week on The Hamilton Review Podcast, Dr. Bob welcomes Professor Peter Donnelly to the show!

Professor Donnelly wrote an important article in the Wall Street Journal about children and young teens spending so much time in a specialized sport, that it becomes more of a job than play.

Parents, caregivers and coaches - don't miss this important conversation!

Peter Donnelly is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. He is the founding Director of the Centre for Sport Policy Studies (1999-2021), and was a Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto. He was born in England where he taught school for several years, and then studied for graduate degrees at the University of Massachusetts. His first academic post was at the University of Western Ontario (1976-1979), and he worked at McMaster University (1980-1998) before being recruited to the University of Toronto (1998-2021). His research interests include sport politics and policy issues, sport subcultures, and mountaineering (history). He has published numerous scholarly articles on these and other topics. His books include: three editions of Taking Sport Seriously: Social Issues in Canadian Sport (1997; 2000; 2011), and Inside Sports (1999) and the 1st and 2nd Canadian editions of Sports in Society: Issues and Controversies (both with Jay Coakley, 2004, 2009). Peter Donnelly was Editor of the Sociology of Sport Journal (1990-94), acting-Editor of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport (2004-06), and President of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (2001).


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