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in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Third edition

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9781933782676
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622695

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Community is a broad concept that can refer to many different types of social groups and collectivities, ranging from small to large, virtual or concrete. In sport scholarship, it usually appears in three different contexts: (1) as a certain type of sport (“community-based”); (2) as an outcome, where sport is a force for social solidarity and collective identification; and (3) as a mediating force on sport participation and consumption.

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Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation

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