University of Worcester Worcester Research and Publications
 
  USER PANEL:
  ABOUT THE COLLECTION:
  CONTACT DETAILS:

London 2012 (Re)calling: Youth Memories and Olympic 'Legacy' Ether in the Hinterland

Kohe, Geoff (2015) London 2012 (Re)calling: Youth Memories and Olympic 'Legacy' Ether in the Hinterland. International Review for the Sociology of Sport. pp. 1-21. ISSN Print: 1012-6902 Online: 1461-7218

[img]
Preview
Text
Kohe (2014) London 2012 (Re)calling.pdf - Accepted Version

Download (520kB) | Preview

Abstract

Engendering interest and support among young people was a key strategy for the organisers of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Part of the approach entailed promoting the event as a context and inspirational catalyst to propel young people’s proclivities toward, and enduring participation in, sport and physical activity. Although a variety of participatory platforms were entertained, the discipline of physical education remained a favoured space in which enduring Olympic imperatives could be amalgamated with government policy objectives. In this paper data are presented taken from the initial three years of a longitudinal study on young people’s engagement with the London 2012 Olympic Games, sport, physical activity and physical education within the UK’s West Midlands region. Memory scholarship is brought together with Olympic critiques, legacy debates, youth work and discussions about physical education to conceptualise participants’ anticipations and recollections of the London 2012 Olympic Games as a triptych of narrative fragments: each provides insights regarding youth experiences and the remnants of Olympic ether in the country’s hinterland. The paper offers a means subsequently to think differently about how we might play with the qualitative sociological/historiographical moments (experiences, voices, accounts, stories, etc.) that we capture in and through our work.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information:

First published online on April 24, 2015 as doi:10.1177/1012690215581604
Staff and students at the University of Worcester can access the full-text via the UW online library search. External users should check availability with their local library or Interlibrary Requests Service.

Uncontrolled Keywords: sport, London 2012, Olympics, Olympic Games, legacy, youth, young people, physical activity, Olympic memory
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Academic Departments > Institute of Sport and Exercise Science
Related URLs:
Depositing User: Geoff Kohe
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 12:38
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:46
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/3712

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item
 
     
Worcester Research and Publications is powered by EPrints 3 which is developed by the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. More information and software credits.