This dissertation is about the relationship between sport and community in South Boston. It focuses on forms of community. First, it will show how communal relations are constructed within the arena of youth sport. Then, it will show how those communal relations within sport relate to community dynamics within the neighborhood as a whole. In this sense, more specifically, the dissertation asks the question: what is the relationship between community within the rink and community within the neighborhood? Therefore, this dissertation is about the various, layered connections between sport and community in an urban neighborhood. It accomplishes this through qualitative methodology, specifically: two seasons of fieldwork and observations; as well as 20 tape-recorded, semi-structured interviews, and numerous informal, ongoing conversations with residents.
|Commitee:||Brown-Saracino, Japonica, Cunningham, David, Sirianni, Carmen|
|School Location:||United States -- Massachusetts|
|Source:||DAI-A 77/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Community, Ethnography, South Boston, Sport|
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