Sport and Community Building in Africa and the Global South
April 6-7, 2012
Ohio University, Athens Ohio.
The 8th Sports in Africa Conference will be held at Ohio University on April 6-7. This year's conference, co-sponsored by the African Studies Program and the Center for Sports Administration, will focus on Sport and Community Building. The keynote this year is Astou Ndiaye-Diatta, a former WNBA player from Senegal.
Building on a debate that started at the Sports in Africa Symposium at Ohio University in 2002, this conference seeks to understand and discuss the effects of mega-events and global marketing on local sports. To what degree are communities integrated into global sport and what kinds of loyalty do mega events generate locally? What roles do/can sports play in local communities in Africa and the Global South in the face of transnational sports economies? Can sports become a site for communities to reaffirm their own particularity, create new forms of solidarity and reinvent themselves?
Please follow this link for more information http://www.ohio.edu/sportsafrica/communitybuilding/program.html
Copeland Hall 232
Athens OH 45701
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