Sport and communities: an introduction

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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.
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JournalSport in Society
Volume17
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Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2013

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Sport and communities: an introduction. / Hassan, David.

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