Rethinking Sports and Integration: Developing a Transnational Perspective on Migrants and Descendants in Sports

1st Edition

Sine Agergaard

Published April 17, 2018
Reference - 116 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138290624 - CAT# Y317744
Series: Routledge Focus on Sport, Culture and Society

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Rethinking Sports and Integration offers a critical cultural analysis of the idea that sport can promote the integration of migrants and their descendants. It examines the origins of this idea and the concept of integration, and analyzes the problems in focus, the methods applied and the results of sports-related integration programmes.

The text also redefines sports-related integration with perspectives from migration studies that highlight the super-diversity within migrant groups, and explore the various ways in which transnational connections influence participation in sport within migrant communities.

This book is important reading for students and researchers working in sport development, sport policy or migration studies, as well as a valuable resource for sports governing bodies, policymakers and project workers. 

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