Olympic dreams and social realities: A Foucauldian analysis of legacy and mass participation

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/310903
Title:
Olympic dreams and social realities: A Foucauldian analysis of legacy and mass participation
Authors:
Piper, Heather; Garratt, Dean
Abstract:
This articles discusses the London 2012 legacy claim relating to increased activity levels and sports participation. A range of factors which appear to militate against its achievement are discussed. Drawing on data from a recent ESRC-funded research project, the authors demonstrate how this has resulted in a culture of fear and corrosive mistrust, which can only reduce grassroots willingness to take up sports, and the effectiveness and commitment of the coaches required to support it.
Affiliation:
Manchester Metropolitian University ; University of Chester
Citation:
Sociological Research Online, 203, 18(5)
Publisher:
Sociological Research Online
Journal:
Sociological Research Online
Publication Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/310903
Additional Links:
http://www.socresonline.org.uk
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
ISSN:
1360-7804
Appears in Collections:
Education

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPiper, Heatheren
dc.contributor.authorGarratt, Deanen
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-06T09:14:38Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-06T09:14:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationSociological Research Online, 203, 18(5)en
dc.identifier.issn1360-7804-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/310903-
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en
dc.description.abstractThis articles discusses the London 2012 legacy claim relating to increased activity levels and sports participation. A range of factors which appear to militate against its achievement are discussed. Drawing on data from a recent ESRC-funded research project, the authors demonstrate how this has resulted in a culture of fear and corrosive mistrust, which can only reduce grassroots willingness to take up sports, and the effectiveness and commitment of the coaches required to support it.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSociological Research Onlineen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.socresonline.org.uken
dc.subjectOlympic legacyen
dc.subjectFoucaulten
dc.subjectdiscourseen
dc.subjectrisk societyen
dc.subjectspectacleen
dc.subjectcelebrityen
dc.subjectmoral panicen
dc.titleOlympic dreams and social realities: A Foucauldian analysis of legacy and mass participationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentManchester Metropolitian University ; University of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalSociological Research Onlineen
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