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Mitchell McSweeney
York University
EpistemologySociologyEthnographySocial changeSocial science
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Policy scholars, both within and outside of sport, have pointed to trends that emphasise neoliberal and free market orientations within public sector organisations. Given such developments, this pa...
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#1Mitchell McSweeney (York University)H-Index: 3
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#1Mitchell McSweeney (York University)H-Index: 3
#2Brad Millington (University of Bath)H-Index: 11
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This article reports on an empirical study of ‘Bicycles for Development’ (BFD) – a nascent movement whereby used bicycles are collected (often in the global North) and distributed in development co...
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Social entrepreneurship is a nascent concept within academia that is increasing in scholarly attention and practice, especially within the study of sport. A recent article has reviewed the concept of social entrepreneurship (SE) and sport and offered suggestions for future studies. Building on this article, I suggest that there is a need for critical, sociological explorations of sport and SE, most especially for scholars within the field of sport for development and peace (SDP). In this article...
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#1Rob Millington (York University)H-Index: 4
#2Audrey R. Giles (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 11
Last. Mitchell McSweeney (York University)H-Index: 3
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AbstractIn this paper, we explore the sponsorship of sport for development (SFD) programs in Indigenous communities in Canada by oil, gas, and mining companies (the ‘extractives industry’). While S...
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The study and application of the concept of diaspora has grown from its original references to a particular group to encapsulate any individual or group living in a collective community. In the soc...
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#1Mitchell McSweeney (York University)H-Index: 3
#2Nicolien van Luijk (U of O: University of Ottawa)H-Index: 2
ABSTRACTThis paper examines the promise of institutional ethnography (IE) as a methodological and theoretical approach in sport for development research. Dorothy Smith, a feminist sociologist, developed IE as an alternative method of inquiry to the dominant forms practised in sociology. Research that utilizes IE is particularly focused on the underpinning processes involved in establishing ruling relations and the role of text in organizing work, and offers researchers a method that has potentia...
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#1Mitchell McSweeney (York University)H-Index: 3
#2Katie Faust (U of T: University of Toronto)
ABSTRACTA variety of qualitative approaches – underlined by diverse postpositivist, postmodern, poststructuralist, and interdisciplinary perspectives – are employed by scholar’s in the field of lei...
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#1Mitchell McSweeney (York University)H-Index: 3
#2Lisa M. Kikulis (Brock University)H-Index: 6
Last. Cathy van Ingen (Brock University)H-Index: 7
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ABSTRACTRecently, conceptual developments in the field of institutional theory, such as institutional work, that refer to the practices and processes of individuals and organisations aimed at creat...
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In studies within the sport for development (SFD) field, critical researchers often recognize that they are an intimate part of the production of knowledge. In particular, researchers adopting a po...
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