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Sport in a Multicultural Context

In 2005, the CEO-UAB initiated a line of research into the role of sport in the lives of immigrants in Catalonia.

Immigration is a reality in most contemporary societies. It is the result of the accelerated arrival of people from diverse cultural backgrounds and leads to the formation of multicultural societies. Sport can be used as means to integrate people from diverse cultural backgrounds, effectively acting as a common language based on universal values. Sport has huge potential to integrate people at risk of financial, cultural and social exclusion, including those with limited financial resources, those with disabilities, women, the elderly and immigrants.

The studies undertaken deal with the development of sports policies in Spain's and Catalonia's multicultural context, the definition of indicators to monitor sporting activities, the habits and barriers that the immigrant population come up against to do sport, and the sporting activities of immigrant women as a group.

Visit the project website: http://www.esportimmigracio.org

Esport multicultural = Deporte multicultural = Multicultural sport. Barcelona

Manresa, Kim; Chris Kennett.
Barcelona: Centre d’Estudis Olímpics; Ajuntament de Barcelona, 2008.
ISBN: 978-84-9850-085-1

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2013

Kennett, Chris (2013). "The Evaluation of Sport and Social Inclusion Policy Programmes", in Ian Henry & Ling-Mei Ko (eds.). Routledge Handbook of Sport Policy. London : Routledge, pp. 254-263. [chapter]

2012

Todt, Nelson; R. Saldanha; F. Faggiani (2012). ”Olympic Education: a social inclusion proposal in Brazil”, A International Pierre de Coubertin Olympic Symposium, Canterbury, Canterbury Christ Church University, p. 21-22.
Todt, Nelson; C. Perna; H. Delgado; G. Perrone; L. Rollsing; D. Lerina [et al.] (2012): “English-Portuguese Lexicon of Olympic Sports: A Legacy of the Olympic Games Rio 2016”, A International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport, London, Routledge, p. 295-295.
Todt, Nelson; C. Perna; H. Delgado; R. Sá; G. Dubois, A. Silva (2012). “Football Multilingual Lexicon: a Legacy of the Fifa 2014 World Cup in Brazil”, A International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport, London, Routledge, p. 290-291.
Todt, Nelson; R. Saldanha, F. Faggiani & F. Fontoura (2012). “Olympic Education in a Social Sports Project: The Pierre de Coubertin Brazilian Committee and The Fundação Tênis Partnership”, A International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport, London, Routledge, p. 153.
Todt, Nelson & F. Brunet (2012). “The Olympic Values: Global Dynamics and Competition”, A World Congress of Sociology of Sports, GlasgIow, Glasgow Caledonian University, p. 30.
Simón, Juan Antonio (2012). “Fútbol y cine en el franquismo: La utilización política del héroe deportivo en la España de Franco”, Revista Historia y Comunicación Social. Monográfico: deporte y comunicación, vol. 17, 2012, pp. 67-82. [Online]
Simón, Juan Antonio (2012). “El mundial de fútbol de 1982: Escaparate de la nueva España democrática”, Revista Materiales para la Historia del deporte, nº 10, 2012, pp. 88-105.
Simón, Juan Antonio (2012). España´82: La historia de nuestro mundial. Madrid: T&B Editores [book]
Sha, Angelica P. (2012). “Olympic Values in today’s world”, Olympic Values Essay Competition, Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. [Online]

2011

Kennett, Chris (2011): “Post-Olympic Barcelona: Sport and Multiculturalism” in Emilio Fernández Peña [et al.]: An Olympic Mosaic: Multidisciplinary Research and Dissemination of Olympic Studies. CEO-UAB: 20 Years. Barcelona : Centre d’Estudis Olímpics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Ajuntament de Barcelona, pp. 181-188. (also in Spanish and Catalan)

2008

Moragas, Miquel de (2008): “Presentació=Presentación=Presentation”, in Kim Manresa; Chris Kennett (2008): Esport multicultural = Deporte Multicultural = Multicultural sport. Barcelona: Ajuntament de Barcelona; Centre d’Estudis Olímpics de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, p. 8-11. ISBN: 978-84-9850-085-1 (ISBN Ajuntament de Barcelona) / 978-84-490-2535-8 (ISBN Edicions UAB). [Chapter]
Kennett, Chris; Berta Cerezuela; Itxasne Sagarzazu; Raquel Correa (2008): "El paper de l'esport en la integració de la població adulta estrangera immigrada a Catalunya", in Recerca i immigració. Barcelona: Generalitat de Catalunya, Secretaria per a la Immigració, p. 83-101. ISBN: 978-84-3937787-0. [Chapter] [Online]
Civil i Serra, Marta. (2008): “L’Esport multicultural: nous valors compartits de la integració”, Revista Esforç, no. 15, p. 92-99. [Article] [Online]

2008

MORAGAS, Miquel de; Chris KENNETT; Itxasne SAGARZAZU; Anna Laura REZENDE (2008): La participació de la dona immigrant en l’esport a Catalunya: les necessitats i hàbits de pràctica esportiva i l’oferta per a les comunitats llatinoamericanes i musulmanes. Bellaterra (Barcelona): Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Centre d’Estudis Olímpics. Research report submitted to the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants at the Generalitat de Catalunya.

2012

Kennett, Chris (2012). "Esport multicultural. Polítiques per a una nova realitat esportiva", Seminari de tardor Educació Física, Esport i Integració Social. Banyoles, Càtedra d'Esport i Educació Física Universitat de Girona, Monday, 5 de november [seminar].
Kennett, Chris (2012): "Sport and peaceful coexistence: To become a trainer in peaceful coexistence and conflict resolution through the values and practice of sports", Barcelona, 5th International Congress on Conflictology and Peace, 27 September [Round table]

2009

Sagarzazu, Itxasne (2009): “Características de las actividades y hábitos de práctica deportiva de mujeres musulmanas inmigrantes residentes en Cataluña”, II Jornadas Mediterráneo Migrante (MEDIMIGRA). Murcia, 21-23 October 2009. [paper]
Sagarzazu, Itxasne (2009): “Immigrant women’s participation in the sport in Catalonia: The necessities and the habits of sport practice and the offer for the latin american communities”, International Summer School 2009. Copenhagen (Denmark), 17-24 August 2009. [paper]
Sagarzazu, Itxasne (2009): “The influence of traditional gender values and stereotypes on women sport participation”, 17th International Seminar on Olympic Studies for Postgraduate Students. Olympia (Greece), 1-30 July 2009. [paper]
Sagarzazu, Itxasne (2009): “El deporte como mecanismo de integración social de colectivos de inmigrantes. Los casos de Euskadi y Cataluña (2008-2010)”, Seminario sobre deporte e identidad colectiva. Bilbao, 18 May 2009. [paper]
Kennett, Chris (2009): “La dimensió integradora de l’esport per als immigrants”, VIII Fòrum Olímpic: esport i immigració. Barcelona, 18-19 November 2009. [main speaker]

2008

Sagarzazu, Itxasne (2008): “La participació de la dona immigrant en l’esport a Catalunya: les necessitats i els hàbits de pràctica esportiva i l’oferta per a les comunitats llatinoamericanes i musulmanes”, III Jornada Recerca i Immigració. Barcelona, 9 December 2008. [Main speaker]
Sagarzazu, Itxasne (2008): “La pràctica esportiva de la dona immigrada a Catalunya”, Dona, Immigració i Esport. Barcelona, 4 March 2008. [Round table]
Sagarzazu, Itxasne; Chris Kennett (2008): “¿Cuál es el papel del deporte en la promoción de la interculturalidad?”, I Simposio Internacional sobre Interculturalidad en el Mediterráneo. Elx, 23-25 April 2008. [Paper]
Kennett, Chris (2008): “Sport and Intercultural Dialogue: Reflections from Spain”, European Encounters event of the Education through Sport. Sport and Diversity. Strasburg (France), 20-21 November 2008. [Main speaker]
Kennett, Chris (2008): “La interculturalitat en les polítiques esportives a Catalunya”, Jornades Esport i Immigració. Barcelona, 31 March 2008. [Main speaker]
Kennett, Chris (2008): “El paper de l’esport en la integració de la població adulta estrangera”, Jornada La Promoció Esportiva en Context de la Diversitat Cultural. Sant Cugat del Vallès, 12 March 2008. [Main speaker]