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Sports´s Moral Contracts: An Analysis of Swedish Sport 1930-1950
Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, Department of Sport and Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8501-8987
2015 (English)In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, 22 majArticle in journal (Other academic) Published
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This study examines ­moral contracts between Swedish society and Swedish sport from 1930 to 1950. The theoretical basis is social contract theory and the methodological basis is a qualitative text analysis. The source material mainly comprises a selection of clippings from contemporary daily newspapers. The results show that during this period, sport actively negotiated a new moral contract. By aligning itself with two pillars of contemporary society, the Church and the adult education movement, sport gained moral gravitas and emerged as a social and popular movement of consequence. This contributed to sport being given the mandate to play a part in the development of the new democratic welfare state that evolved during this period. But one group of people was excluded from the negotiations over what role sport should play in society: women. One explanation is that the requirement that also women should be a part of what sport represented was not a necessary condition to give it legitimacy.

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2015. 22 maj
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URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3824OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-3824DiVA: diva2:813688
Available from: 2015-05-25 Created: 2015-05-25 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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