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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherNot applicable
Number of pages0
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2015
EventEuropean Association for Sociology of Sport Conference - Dublin
Duration: 11 Jun 2015 → …

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Association for Sociology of Sport Conference
Period11/06/15 → …

Keywords

  • Northern Ireland
  • sport-for-development
  • conflict
  • hegemony

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