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Peer Review Status: Unrefereed
Title: The World Cup and social cohesion: bread and circuses or bread and butter?
Authors: Coalter, Fred
Contact Email: j.a.coalter@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: social cohesion
social regeneration
Issue Date: May-2008
Publisher: International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)
Citation: Coalter F (2008) The World Cup and social cohesion: bread and circuses or bread and butter?, The Bulletin of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, 53.
Abstract: Given the wide variety of histories, cultures, economies, relationships between government ants and civil societies it is impossible to generalise about the impact of large scale events of social cohesion. Further, there is a lack of relevant systematic and robust research on such issues, most especially in relation to developing economies, each with their own social, cultural and economic trajectories and each with sporting structures and histories (a major aspect of understanding such issues in South Africa). Within in this broad context this paper explores four possible ways that the World Cup might contribute directly and indirectly to increased ‘social cohesion’ in South Africa. These are: imagined communities; the development of forms of social capital via processes of event bidding, managing and delivery; the centrally important role of volunteers and investment in sport-for-development organisations.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/1742
URL: http://www.icsspe.org/index.php?m=12&wert=3200
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this article in this Repository. The article was first published in The Bulletin of the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) by the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE).
Affiliation: Sport

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