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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Sport, social change and the public intellectual
Author(s): Jarvie, Grant
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Keywords: Sport
Social change
Sports Social aspects Great Britain
Issue Date: 2007
Date Deposited: 5-Feb-2009
Citation: Jarvie G (2007) Sport, social change and the public intellectual. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 42 (2), pp. 411-425.
Abstract: This article argues that the role of the public intellectual in sport is desperately needed. The research for the article draws upon key interviews and newspaper reports. The paper examines three questions: (i) What is the role of the public intellectual in sport? (ii) Do we wish to encourage the role of the public intellectual in sport? (iii) How does one balance the objective of challenging unseen silences in sport with its potential transformative capacity to produce change (or at least be a resource for hope) in many communities. The challenge is for today’s sociologists of sport and others not to accept the narrow job description of the academic but instead to ensure that the social study of sport is one of these very public, visible forms of activity and engagement.
DOI Link: 10.1177/1012690208089834
Rights: Published by Sage Publications, copyright 2007

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