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The counter-hegemonic potential of sports-based peacebuilding projects in NorthernIreland

Liston, Katie/K and bloomer, stephen (2015) The counter-hegemonic potential of sports-based peacebuilding projects in NorthernIreland. In: European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference, Dublin. Not applicable. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This paper examines local ‘grassroots’ perspectives on both the role of sport and valueof sport in the Northern Ireland peace process. Building on the work developed bySugden and Bairner (1986, 1992, 1993, 1999) on the contribution of sport tocommunity relations in Northern Ireland, the research programme draws on two maindisciplinary paradigms: Sport for Peace (SfP), itself a component of the broader Sportfor Development and Peace (SDP) movement (Kidd, 2008) and Peacebuilding/ConflictTransformation. Conceptually the research is informed by the work of Antonio Gramsci(1971), in particular the centrality of social class in sport (Bairner 2009) and theoperation of hegemonic power and counter-hegemonic strategies.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Northern Ireland sport-for-development conflict hegemony
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:32157
Deposited By: Dr Katie Liston
Deposited On:11 Aug 2015 08:06
Last Modified:11 Aug 2015 08:06

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