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Building social and cultural capital among young people in disadvantaged communities: lessons from a Brazilian sport-based intervention program

Spaaij, Ramon (2011) Building social and cultural capital among young people in disadvantaged communities: lessons from a Brazilian sport-based intervention program. Sport, Education and Society, 17 (1). pp. 77-95. ISSN 1357-3322 (print) 1470-1243 (online)

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Abstract

This article explores the concepts of social and cultural capital as analytical tools for investigating the capacity of sport-based intervention programs to contribute to the personal, social and professional development of disadvantaged young people. It draws on survey data (n=129) and qualitative interviews (n=53) with participants of the Vencer program in Rio de Janeiro to examine how the program impacts on participants’ personal and skill development and social connectedness. Surveys (n=28) and interviews (n=36) with stakeholders provide additional perspectives on the program's impact on participants. It is argued that the program's contribution to the development of social and cultural capital is closely associated with its ability to develop linkages with multiple institutional agents and the provision of a facilitating institutional context which enables young people to get to know one another and broaden their social horizons.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social capital, cultural capital, football, social engagement, Brazil
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
FOR Classification > 2002 Cultural Studies
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Sports and Exercise Science
Depositing User: Ms Julie Gardner
Date Deposited: 19 May 2014 06:36
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2014 00:28
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24925
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2011.607913
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