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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Highland Games, Ancient Sporting Traditions and Social Capital in Modern International Communities
Author(s): Jarvie, Grant
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Keywords: Highland Games
Global Sport
Social Capital
Ancient Sporting Traditions
Issue Date: Jun-2003
Citation: Jarvie G (2003) Highland Games, Ancient Sporting Traditions and Social Capital in Modern International Communities, Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism, 10 (1), pp. 27-37.
Abstract: The article draws upon the history and contemporary relevance of the Scottish Highland Games in order to explain the relevance of ancient sporting traditions within to-days world. The article is divided around four themes: 1) A discussion of global sport and the place of sport within anti-globalisation movements; 2) A history of the Scottish Highland Games; 3) The contemporary social, cultural and economic significance of Highland Games and ancient sporting traditions, and finally; 4) A critique of global sport which involves a defence of the value of ancient sporting traditions in developing social capital. The article concludes by suggesting that the local, traditional and at times international is the natural defence against both global and or American cultural and economic forces of the day.
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this article in this Repository. The article was first published in Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism by Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego w Poznaniu (University School of Physical Education in Poznan).

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