Beyond anecdotes: The development of social capital through inter-community sport events

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Show simple item record Schulenkorf, Nico en_US Thomson, Alana en_US Schlenker, Katie en_US
dc.contributor.editor Allen, J. en_US 2010-05-28T10:04:39Z 2010-05-28T10:04:39Z 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008007018 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Schulenkorf Nico, Thomson Alana, and Schlenker Katie 2009, 'Beyond anecdotes: The development of social capital through inter-community sport events', Australian Centre for Event Management, University of Technology, Sydney, pp. 435-456. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-9803860-8-0 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Sport events are believed to promote dialogue, integration and peaceful understanding among groups, even when other forms of negotiation have not been successful (Croft, 2005; Sugden, 2006). At the same time, sport events are thought to play a role in the construction, reproduction or consolidation of social identities in politically, socially or ethnically divided societies. Better publicised events, such as the Olympics, may demonstrate this social utility of sport, where diverse communities stand and feel together as one. However, the social outcomes from sport events are largely anecdotal. This paper argues that for disparate communities to experience lasting benefits from sport events there is the need to move beyond symbolism and anecdotes. There is a need to examine the active engagement of groups with `others? in participatory sport event projects where they experience first hand the impacts of cooperation and diversity en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Australian Centre for Event Management en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title Beyond anecdotes: The development of social capital through inter-community sport events en_US
dc.parent Sustainable Development and Events - Proceedings of ACEM 5th International Event Management Summit en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation University of Technology, Sydney en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 435 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 456 en_US BUS.School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150404 en_US
dc.personcode 995520 en_US
dc.personcode 10017541 en_US
dc.personcode 996738 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Sport and Leisure Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom International Event Management Research Conference en_US 20090706 en_US
dc.location.activity Gold Coast, Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords Sport Events, Community Participation, Intergroup Relations, Social Capital, Strategic Management en_US
dc.staffid 996738 en_US

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