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date: 05 August 2020


Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Douglas HartmannDouglas HARTMANN

Community is a broad concept that can refer to many different types of social groups and collectivities, ranging from small to large, virtual or concrete. In sport scholarship, it usually appears in three different contexts: (1) as a certain type of sport (“community-based”); (2) as an outcome, where sport is a force for social solidarity and collective identification; and (3) as a mediating force on sport participation and consumption. ...

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