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Sport Diversity and Community
Sport Diversity and Community
6.1 Introduction

This chapter introduces you to the issue of cultural diversity and how it has influenced, and continues to influence in ever more direct ways, the social construction of contemporary sport. Specifically, the main aims are to develop your understanding of how race, ethnicity and disability can be understood as social constructions, and why they have become vital concepts within the sociological study of sport. As with the previous chapter, one of the underpinning themes will be the issue of inequality and its impact on sporting experience. The chapter will then move on to consider how diversity and sport are also connected to the experience and meaning of community and the issues of development, social cohesion and ...

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