Sport has been perceived as a potential rich context to include people at-risk of social exclusion. Despite its acclaimed inclusionary character,
sport remains a site of multiple and diverse exclusionary processes (Spaaij et al., 2014). To better understand wider inclusionary
outcomes through sport, Ekholm (2013) argued that we should problematize and critically expose the underlying assumptions, distinctions,
ideologies and research positions that constitute the conceptions surrounding sport as a means for social inclusion. Furthermore,
the question needs to be addressed if combatting social exclusion can effectively be tackled by promoting social inclusion? In other
words: are promoting social inclusion and combatting social exclusion two sides of the same coin? Such questions are currently in the
margins of sport research. As a result, it remains difficult to determine the effectiveness and impact of sport-based interventions on a
broad array of societal issues (e.g. social cohesion, education, employment)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEUROPEAN COLLEGE OF SPORT SCIENCE
Subtitle of host publication4th - 7th July 2018, Dublin – Ireland BOOK OF ABSTRACTS
EditorsMurphy, M.H., Boreham, C.A.G., De Vito, G., Tsolakidis, E.
Place of PublicationFeldblumenweg 26, 50858 Cologne, Germany
Pages103
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 10 Jul 2018
EventECSS conference 2018 - Congress Center, Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 4 Jul 20187 Jul 2018
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Conference

ConferenceECSS conference 2018
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period4/07/187/07/18
Internet address

    Research areas

  • sport, social exclusion, Social Inclusion

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