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IAS Lecture: ‘Personal Development in Motion’ - The Role of Sport in Social Transformation

  • 29 November 2018
  • 4pm-5:30pm
  • Room 1.01, Schofield Building

About this event

Professor Cora Burnett is visiting Loughborough's Insitute of Advanced Studies in November. During her visit she will give this lecture on 'Personal Development in Motion’ - The Role of Sport in Social Transformation.

In this lecture she will explore the multiple and multi-dimensionality frameworks of diverse realities in relation to the use and role of sport within social transformation. 

Cora will discuss a ‘Multiple capital model’ within a ‘Designed to Move framework’ focusing on micro-level research that considers individual experiences. Central to this significant body of work are the sociological and everyday realities of vulnerable populations and the positioning of youth, gender, ethnicity and physical ability. 
Connecting notions of role modelling and peer leadership are also discussed. The lecture will include the key themes of

- Social transformation in Post-Apartheid South Africa – from national identity formation (legacy projects) to addressing multiple ‘social ills’.

- The illusiveness of nation-building and the uncomfortable truths of social cohesion and integration

- Case study analysis from stories from the field for contextual understanding of individual agency – linked to discourses.

- Understanding of place, space and historical context (Post-colonial African countries and Post-genocide Rwanda)

Refreshments and a networking opportunity will be available in the Brockington Foyer from 5:30pm. 

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Zoe Chritchlow
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