Re-placing sport migrants: moving beyond the institutional structures informing international sport migration

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Carter, Thomas (2013) Re-placing sport migrants: moving beyond the institutional structures informing international sport migration International Review for the Sociology of Sport, 48 (1). pp. 66-82. ISSN 1012-6902

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Abstract

Interest in international sport migration has been burgeoning recently. This article considers the dominant theoretical models used to explore these movements and suggests that it is time to rethink some of our theoretical presumptions. Recent permutations of these theoretical models, shifting from globalization to network theoretical models, make this reconsideration of migration-related theories necessary. Drawing on the groundbreaking work done in the 1990s and on Rafaelle Poli’s rapidly expanding body of work, it becomes apparent that a more flexible, open-ended theoretical model is necessary. This article reviews these theoretical models before making a suggestion of how international sport migration might be better framed for understanding how migration is structuredand experiencedin multiple locations around the world. Considering that migrants are bodies moving through space, it seems crucial to return migrants to space-based models of movement thereby advocating a theoretical model that takes into account the complexly dynamic relationships between migrants, institutions, and places.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: globalization; labor; migration; networks; place
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
L000 Social Sciences > L700 Human and Social Geography
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1177/1012690211429211
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2014 03:01
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2015 14:04
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12021

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