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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.1080/02614360802334864|
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Sport is all about bodies, but some bodies are seen as on the margins and policies are directed at re-situating them into the mainstream. This article explores some of the ways in which embodied selves are the target of diversity policies and practices, especially those implemented by fan-based, anti-racist organisations. I use the phenomenological concepts of lived bodies and embodied selves to explore some of the processes involved in addressing 'bodies on the margins' in sport. Sport has long been considered a site for the creation of healthy citizens, a tradition which has been rearticulated to encompass diverse groups of people who are seen as under-represented in sport. This article looks at which embodied selves are encouraged to participate by non-governmental regulatory bodies in sport, to investigate the tension between the positive and negative dimensions of diversity politics in sport, as an example of what Paul Gilroy calls 'conviviality'.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2009 Taylor & Francis|
|Keywords:||margins; diversity; bodies as situations; situated bodies; social inclusion; conviviality|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Social Sciences > Sociology
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)|
|Depositing User:||Kath Woodward|
|Date Deposited:||26 May 2010 12:01|
|Last Modified:||28 Feb 2016 08:40|
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