The Myth of Sport - a study of the street sport initiative Street Under Buen

Studenteropgave: Kandidatspeciale og HD afgangsprojekt

  • Sarah Aasebø Smith
  • Natascha Berntsen Hyld
4. semester, Global Refugee Studies, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
The focus of this paper is an examination of the role of street sport in creating inclusive communities in the grassroot organisation Street Under Buen. This will be assessed in relation to the mythological status of sport in the Danish society. It will explore how sport associations are an integrated part of the Danish association culture and as such a direct reflection of the Danish democratic society. The discourse of sport as being a tool to create inclusive communities will be examined in the geographic context of Denmark to illuminate how street sport is breaking with the traditional idea of sport associations, but still incorporates various aspects of the hegemonic understanding of sport. This duality will be explored through six interviews with the founders and leading figures of Street Under Buen in order to understand how they perceive street sport as a break with the norm and to grasp its contribution to the development of youths from economically disadvantaged and privileged areas of Copenhagen. In grasping this, this paper will examine the ritualistic practices of street sport, the mythological language of (street) sport, and its abilities to create inclusive communities by instilling values in youth, which are central to the Danish democracy.
Udgivelsesdato27 maj 2021
Ekstern samarbejdspartnerStreet Under Buen
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