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#hoops #basketballhistory @Hoops_Heritage: Examining possibilities for basketball heritage within the context of Higher Education, critical museology and digital redirections

Kohe, Geoff, Smith, Jamie and Hughson, J. (2021) #hoops #basketballhistory @Hoops_Heritage: Examining possibilities for basketball heritage within the context of Higher Education, critical museology and digital redirections. Sport in History. ISSN Print: 1746-0263 Electronic: 1746-0271 (In Press)

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Abstract

Until recently, social, economic and political investment into sport heritage in the United
Kingdom has been sporadic, variable and inconsistent. This is particularly the case for sports
conventionally not considered significant to popular national interest. In the UK, this
classification extends to basketball and its heritage. The situation is changing, and development
of the nation’s sport heritage is progressing. However, support for sport heritage cannot be
guaranteed and continued efforts need to be individually and collectively made to advance its
causes. Taking the nascent development of the National Basketball Heritage Centre (NBHC)
located at the University of Worcester in the United Kingdom as its focus, this paper
interrogates how sport heritage practices and progress might align with the nexus of shifts in
Higher Education (in which the NBHC resides), critical museology and digital redirections.
This intersectionality paradigm may yield exciting opportunities for sport heritage thought,
production and action. Namely, by generating spaces of analysis, reforming modalities of
production, and inspiring critical advocacy in representational praxis. Focusing on community
identity and youth development, we envision the NBHC as a more than archival tome/tomb,
but as a site of transformative social inquiry that (virtually) connects the physical practices of
the past with politics of the present and beyond.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Basketball, Heritage, Higher Education, Space, Lefebvre
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Geoff Kohe
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2021 08:20
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2021 06:52
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/10578

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