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dc.contributor.authorPike, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorPage, Angie
dc.contributor.authorVinas, Veronica
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-17T02:14:49Z
dc.date.available2018-11-17T02:14:49Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-09
dc.identifier.citationPike , E , Page , A & Vinas , V 2018 , ' Playing Out: A Movement for Movement? ' , Frontiers in Sociology , vol. 3 , 32 . https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2018.00032
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 15641307
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-3721-6449/work/85522420
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85092458740
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/20800
dc.description.abstractIn 2009, the “Playing Out” project was set up in Bristol in the United Kingdom by a parent-led community group who were seeking to address concerns about the lack of freedom for young people to play outside. Playing Out has, as its primary purpose, supporting children to “play out” where they live through providing the space within which children might engage in informal play and physical activity, while also improving relations between neighbors and developing a sense of community. This paper examines the potential of Playing Out for fostering community cohesion by undertaking interviews with participants, officials and policy-makers, alongside some observation of Playing Out events, between 2013 and 2016. In particular, we evaluate the significance of social capital for the development, and success, of a community-led initiative to influence policy outcomes and increase physical activity levels in the local population, giving consideration to the ways in which social movement concepts build on, and strengthen, social capital. In many societies, such activities take place within a context of neoliberalism, where social order is viewed as being dependent on individual responsibility: governments are deregulated, social programs are cut and/or privatized, and social problems have to be solved by individual, private solutions. Our findings draw on the work of Putnam (1993, 1996, 2000) to demonstrate that social capital is both cause and effect in the success of initiatives such as Playing Out, and that when social capital is combined with elements of a social movement, there can be more fundamental and sustained outcomes.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofFrontiers in Sociology
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dc.titlePlaying Out: A Movement for Movement?en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology and Sports Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionSport, Health and Exercise
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Psychology and Sport Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionApplied Coaching and Leadership
dc.contributor.institutionHealth and Wellbeing
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
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dcterms.dateAccepted2018-11-09
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