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Fitness philanthropy and social capital: an emerging research agenda for sport and community well-being

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Palmer, C, Fitness philanthropy and social capital: an emerging research agenda for sport and community well-being, International Journal of Community Well-Being ISSN 2524-5295 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1007/s42413-020-00063-w

Abstract

There is a growing recognition of the ways in which sport and leisure can contribute to well-being. This paper offers a socio-cultural account of the sport-charity nexus as a site and source of community well-being. The paper conceives sports charity as broader than a fundraising imperative or a motivation for physical health outcomes and benefits and argues instead that "fitness philanthropy" is an important socio-sporting movement that mobilises well-being in increasingly neo-liberal times. Drawing on the literature on sport and social capital, and leisure and well-being, the paper argues that fitness philanthropy provides an important social barometer for broader cultural and ideological imperatives that contribute in novel ways to understanding health and well-being.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:wellbeing, social capital, fitness philanthropy, sport and leisure, neoliberalism
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Sociology
Research Field:Sociology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
UTAS Author:Palmer, C (Professor Catherine Palmer)
ID Code:139001
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-05-19
Last Modified:2020-05-19
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