Prerequisite course for this course is: IV602G Globalisation, Sport and Health
The aim of the course is to develop an understanding of the relationship between excluding factors, migration, urban conditions and sport in the context of a rapidly changing world. Both the possibilities and limitations of sport as potential facilitator for change are explored.
The course begins with the development of knowledge and understanding surrounding the current global processes of large scale migration, segregation and urbanisation. Following this, sport is problematised as a solution to different challenges connected to segregation, exclusion, migration and urbanisation. Theories and perspectives of migration, integration and urban processes, among others, in relation to sport and physical activity are explored.
During the course, urban based environments and initiatives where sport and physical activity are used to create social inclusion are analysed within both Scandinavia and internationally. Case studies are used to understand how different social structures are created, reproduced and changed in an urban sports context. The conditions, opportunities and limitations of sport as a developmental force in local, multicultural and urban environments are also discussed.
Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:
- account for theories relating to migration, integration and urban processes related to sport,
- analyse and evaluate, based on relevant issues, diversified urban sporting environments and sport initiatives to identify mechanisms of both inclusion and exclusion,
- critically discuss the possibilities and limitations of sport as developmental force in local, multicultural urban environments.
The course contains varied work formats that can consist of lectures, guest lectures, seminars, group exercises, study visits and self-study. The sessions that require compulsory attendance are announced at the start of the course.
The course is assessed through one examination:
Project Portfolio, 7,5 credits; graded with the A-U scale. The exam assesses the learning outcomes.
Grading system: Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).
The grading criterion are announced at the start of the course
Agergaard, Sine (2018). Rethinking sports and integration. Developing a transnational perspective on migrants and descendants in sports. Abingdon: Routledge. (110 p)
Ekholm, David (2019). Sport as a means of governing social integration: discourses on bridging and bonding social relations.?Sociology of Sport Journal?36 (2), 152-161.
Gasparini, William & Cometti, Aurelie (2010). Sport facing the test of cultural diversity: Integration and intercultural dialogue in Europe, Analysis and Practical Examples. Strasbourg: Council of Europe. (80 p)
Houlihan, Barry & Malcolm, Dominic (red.) (2016). Sport and Society. Third edition. London: Sage. (Chapter 4, 6, 9 10, 11. 125 of 582 p.)
International peer-reviewed literature. (300 p)
Material collected regarding practical cases. (100 p)
Commission for a Socially Sustainable Malmö (2013). Malmö’s path towards a socially sustainable future. Malmö stad. (165 p)
Koch, Natalie (2016). Critical Geographies of Sport: Space, power and sport in global perspectives. Abingdon: Routledge. (272 p)
Wilcox, Ralph, C, Andrews, David L., Pitter, Robert and Irwin, Richard (eds) (2012). Sporting Dystopias: The Making and Meanings of Urban Sport Cultures. Albany: SUNY Press. (298 p)
The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).