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Sport and terrorism: Two of modern life's most prevalent themes

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Hassan, David (2012) Sport and terrorism: Two of modern life's most prevalent themes. International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 47 (3). pp. 263-267. [Journal article]

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URL: http://irs.sagepub.com/content/47/3/263

DOI: 10.1177/1012690211433450

Abstract

The purpose of this introduction is to establish the context for the ensuing collection examiningthe relationship between sport and terrorism within a range of international sporting settings.Drawing upon a host of recent examples this article serves to demonstrate the multifacetednature of this relationship, how it emerges in remarkably similar fashions within otherwisequite diverse locations and how sport is increasingly being targeted by terrorists irrespective ofwhether their campaigns are considered to be ‘local’ or global in nature. It argues that terroristsexercise impact both through the direct targeting of sport and also, subsequently, the diffusionout from these real or intentional events to impact upon many aspects of political and civic life.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Sport, Terrorism
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > Ulster Sports Academy
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sport in Society
ID Code:23715
Deposited By:Professor David Hassan
Deposited On:13 Nov 2012 11:37
Last Modified:13 Nov 2012 11:37

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