CANCELLED! FRIDAY SEMINAR SERIES | 'Good' running?: Sports charity challenges and active citizenship

Summary

FRIDAY SEMINAR SERIES

Start Date

7th Oct 2016 1:00pm

End Date

7th Oct 2016 2:00pm


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PLEASE NOTE TODAY'S SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED - WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE

An Institute for the Study of Social Change and School of Social Sciences seminar

presented by

Professor Catherine Palmer, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania

This seminar explores the growing popularity of charity sporting events as an emergent fitness practice. Drawing on preliminary research on the Mother's Day Classic; a major fundraising event for breast cancer research and education in Australia, the seminar examines the rise of fitness philanthropy and active giving through mass participation sporting events where being a "charitable citizen" is to be encouraged. The seminar argues that mass participation in charity challenges is among the more public and visible displays and articulations of contemporary health discourse, and active citizenship that are located in a broader context of "compassionate consumption".


Professor Catherine Palmer is the Head of the School of Social Sciences. Catherine is a social scientist by training, and is internationally recognised for her research on sport and social policy. She has received funding for her research from the ARC, the NHMRC, the Alcohol Education Rehabilitation Foundation and the Nuffield Foundation, among others. Catherine is the regional editor for Journal of Social Sciences, and is on the editorial board of the International Review for the Sociology of Sport.

WHEN
Friday 7 October 2016, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

WHERE
Room 346 Humanities Building, Sandy Bay Campus

All welcome. Please contact Louise.Grimmer@utas.edu.au for more information or directions to the venue.

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