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2nd Global Conference on Sport

2nd Global Conference on Sport

Part of IDN's "Sport: Probing the Boundaries" cycle of conferences, this event will explore sport's social, political and economic influences and roles.

Date

11/01/2013 00:00

Location

Greece, Athens|03.11.2013

The 2nd Global Conference on Sport is part of the "Sport: Probing the Boundaries" cycle of conferences organised by Inter-Disciplinary.Net.

Who benefits from sport? The question in the modern world is complex, and demands inter-disciplinary approaches to its solution. Sport in modernity is an everyday part of leisure, an aspirational physical activity or something that gives people a sense of belonging through being sports fans. Sport can be a vehicle for social and economic development, yet the economic and political formations of globalisation and modernity bring the spectre of contracts, deals, profits and the pursuit of glory at the expense of everything good about sport.

This conference aims to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines – sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, history, political studies, urban studies, management and marketing, geography, and psychology and sport science – who are interested in exploring sport’s social, political and economic influences and roles. We are interested in sport’s histories, sport in the here and now and sport’s futures. The project is for cheerleaders of sport, critics of sport, and all those in-between who would like to make a contribution to this inter-disciplinary approach to understanding sport.

The conference will commence at 13.30 on Friday 1 November 2013 and finish at 18.00 on Sunday 3 November 2013. Registration will be from 12.30 on the opening day of the conference.

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