Associative commitment by social investment : when local sports clubs reinforce the ability to think the world

Zannin, Thomas (Haute école de travail social et de la santé EESP Lausanne, HES-SO) ; Ly, Shia Manh (Haute école de travail social et de la santé EESP Lausanne, HES-SO) ; Malatesta, Dominique (Haute école de travail social et de la santé EESP Lausanne, HES-SO) ; Jaccoud, Christophe (Centre International d’Etude du Sport CIES, Université de Neuchâtel)

In Switzerland, voluntary commitment in sport associations is considerably widespread. Moreover, it proves to be particularly necessary to the two sports we put our focus on in this inquiry, namely baton twirling and women’s football, both suffering a lack of legitimacy at the social and sports level. In this paper, which reports an ethnography of six clubs showing no elitist aspiration, we observe that their members struggle to obtain acknowledgement for their work and progress. Assuming that these associative commitments constitute a significant modality of social investment, we demonstrate that they enable minority groups not only to remain in an organised sport activity, but also, and mainly, allow them to construct a critical look to their social environment, according to the standpoint theory developed by Dorothy Smith.


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Article Type:
scientifique
Faculty:
Travail social
School:
HETS&Sa | EESP
Institute:
LaReSS - Laboratoire de Recherche Santé-Social de la Haute Ecole de travail social et de la santé EESP Lausanne
Subject(s):
Travail social
Date:
2018-03
Pagination:
14 p.
Published in:
Problemy Polityki Spolecznej,
Numeration (vol. no.):
2018, vol. 39, no 4, pp. 27-39
ISSN:
1640-1808
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