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Sport and communities: an introduction

Hassan, David (2013) Sport and communities: an introduction. Sport in Society, 17 . [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2013.828903


While there has been considerable academic and popular coverage of the perceivedimportance of community identity in the lives of ordinary citizens, such analysis isproblematical due to a conceptual and theoretical deficiency around the very use andunderstanding of the term. There has been a failure to fully operationalize and thusobjectify (for measurement) some of the contributing elements of this term, which is ofconcern to sports scholars as it is often sport that is used as a proxy measurement of theprecise strength of a community’s vibrancy and connectedness. The latter part of thisintroductory piece details common themes and issues of note that emerge throughoutthe course of the ensuing compendium of published works, which essentially coherearound issues of sport in society, volunteerism and identity.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Sport and Communities
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sport in Society
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
ID Code:26929
Deposited By: Professor David Hassan
Deposited On:16 Sep 2013 09:03
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:11

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