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Editors’ introduction

ByMARGARET TALBOT, NICHOLAS L. HOLT

This collection represents the mission and core values of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) – the promotion of the role of physical activity and sport; and multi-disciplinary insights gained from different countries and cultures. It also demonstrates what the ICSSPE ‘Perspectives’ series is about, by celebrating the respective contributions of a range of sciences and the unique capacity for reflective theory and practice that multi-disciplinary approaches provide. The chapters in this edited collection, both individually and collectively, show that sport and exercise sciences cannot afford to ignore the influence of context and culture, or to confine study to any one theoretical or applied framework.