Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-39638
Title: Sport, Forced Migration, and the ‘Refugee Crisis’
Author(s): Michelini, Enrico
Language: English
Publisher/Platform: Routledge
Year of Publication: 2023
Free key words: Social Sciences
Sports and Leisure
DDC notations: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
796 Sports
Publikation type: Book (Monograph)
Abstract: Drawing on original research, this book looks at what sport can tell us about the social processes, patterns and outcomes of forced migration and the 'refugee crisis'. Adopting a systems theory framework and examining different sport disciplines, performance levels and settings, it represents a significant contribution to our understanding of one of the most urgent social issues facing the modern world. The book explores four key aspects of sport’s intersection with forced migration. Firstly, it looks at how the media covers sport in relation to the 'refugee crisis', specifically coverage of refugee elite athletes. Secondly, it examines the adaptation of sport organisations to the 'refugee crisis', including the culture, programmes and structures that promote or obstruct sport for refugees. Thirdly, the book looks at sport in refugee sites, and how sport can be used as therapy, an escape or empowerment for refugees but also how it can reinforce the divisions between staff and the refugees themselves. Finally, the book looks at how forced migration influences and is influenced by participation in elite sport, by examining the biographies of elite migrant athletes. A richly descriptive, critical and illuminating piece of work, this book is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in sport, migration, sociology or the relationship between sport and wider society.
DOI of the first publication: 10.4324/9781003370673
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Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-396383
ISBN: 978-1-032-44141-2
Date of registration: 28-Apr-2023
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Sportwissenschaft
Professorship: HW - Prof. Dr. Eike Emrich
Collections:SciDok - Der Wissenschaftsserver der Universität des Saarlandes

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