Using Sport to Engender Social and Cultural Capital in Disadvantaged Communities: The Brazilian Experience

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Spaaij, Ramon (2010) Using Sport to Engender Social and Cultural Capital in Disadvantaged Communities: The Brazilian Experience. In: XVII World Congress of Sociology International Sociological Association, 11 - 17 July, 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden. (Unpublished)

Abstract

This paper builds on the concepts of social & cultural capital to investigate the capacity of sport-based intervention programs to contribute to the personal, social & professional development of disadvantaged people. It draws on survey data & qualitative interviews with participants of the Vencer program in Rio de Janeiro to examine how the program impacts on participants’ personal & skill development & social connectedness. Surveys and interviews 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 & cultural capital is closely associated with its ability to develop linkages with multiple institutional agents & the provision of a facilitating institutional context which enables young people to get to know one another & broaden their social horizons.

Item type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/25035
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Current > Division/Research > College of Sports and Exercise Science
Keywords social capital, cultural capital, disadvantaged people
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