Sport and Social Capital

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Sport and Social Capital is the first book to examine this increasingly high-profile area in depth. It explores the ways in which sport contributes to the creation, development, maintenance and, in some cases, diminution of social capital.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. vii
List of Figuresp. ix
Contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xix
Sport and social capital: An introductionp. 1
Concepts and Contexts
Avoiding the numbers game: Social theory, policy and sport's role in the art of relationship buildingp. 21
Sport-in-development: Development for and through sport?p. 39
Locating social capital in sport policyp. 69
Narrowing the gap through sport, education and social capital?p. 93
Clubs and Community Sport Organizations
Community sport networksp. 113
Voluntary sport clubs: The potential for the development of social capitalp. 143
Community sport/recreation members and social capital measures in Sweden and Australiap. 165
Volunteering in community sport organizations: Implications for social capitalp. 187
Sport and Social Capital in Action
Sport's ambiguous relationship with social capital: The contribution of national governing bodies of sportp. 207
Public policies, social capital and voluntary sportp. 233
Race equality and sport networks: Social capital linksp. 257
Stepping into community? The impact of youth sport volunteering on young people's social capitalp. 285
Soccer and social capital in Australia: Social networks in transitionp. 317
Sport facilities as social capitalp. 339
Subject and Author Indexp. 359
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