BOOK REVIEW: RETHINKING SPORTS AND INTEGRATION. DEVELOPING A TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON MIGRANTS AND DESCENDANTS IN SPORTS

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Jacek Burski

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Sine Agergaard, the author of “Rethinking sports and integration. Developing a Transnational Perspective on Migrants and Descendants in Sports”, is well known for her work in researches of migration, integration and social participation, especially in and by sport. In her previous researches she had used sport-based perspective to examine how migrants had integrated within hosting society, in what ways relations between newcomers, local communities and state institutions were established, and what were the social processes of migration with special focus on professionals as an actors and objects of these phenomena (Agergaard and Tiesler 2014; Agergaard et al. 2018; Agergaard 2017; Agergaard and Botelho 2014; Agergaard and la Cour 2012). She is also the co-founder and currently head of the International Network for research in Sport and Migration Issues. (spomi-net) In the mentioned works, Agergaard used different approaches and methods to examine both particular cases (like a problem of women professionals’ integration, ethnic minority into the field of Danish football) and transnational relations. Problems researched by the author refer to broader mosaic of interests tied up by the question: “How one can establish perspective on locally occurring but internationally connected migration-related phenomena in field of sport?” Summary of work (books and articles) establish Agergaard’s position as an expert in the field of migration and sport.

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Burski, J. (2018). BOOK REVIEW: RETHINKING SPORTS AND INTEGRATION. DEVELOPING A TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON MIGRANTS AND DESCENDANTS IN SPORTS. Society Register, 2(1), 191-194. https://doi.org/10.14746/sr.2018.2.1.12
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