Research Seminar Series in Sport Sciences, Malmö University | 4 May 2015: “‘Sport for all’ in new settings” with Solveig Straume

The venue for this seminar is Orkanen, Nordenskiöldsgatan 10, room E121c, on Monday, May 4, 13:15–15:00. The seminar will be in English.

‘Sport for all’ in new settings

Dr. Solveig Straume
Associate Professor, Molde University College

This seminar takes as its point of departure Solveig Straume’s doctoral study of the Norwegian Confederation of Sports’ (NIF) Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) engagement in Tanzania and Zimbabwe from its inception in the early 1980s until 2000. The main research question for her study was: How can NIF’s involvement in SDP from the early 1980s to 2000 be understood? Through two different cases, Tanzania and Zimbabwe respectively, she shows how NIF has argued for its SDP engagement, through analysing the formal discourses of the projects. The dissertation holds four papers:

  1. “Sport is in lack of everything here! Norwegian Sport for All to Tanzania in the early 1980s.” Stadion 36 (2010): 177–198
  2. “On the terms of the recipients? Norwegian sports development aid to Tanzania in the 1980s.” The International Review for the Sociology of Sport 47, 1 (2012): 95–112 (with Kari Steen-Johnsen; paper not available for copyright reasons)
  3. “Norwegian naivety meets Tanzanian reality: The case of the Norwegian sports development aid programme, Sport for All, in Dar es Salaam in the 1980s.” The International Journal of the History of Sport 29, 11 (2012): 1577–1599.
  4. ‘‘’They need to get the feeling that these are their ideas’: Trusteeship in Norwegian Sport for Development to Zimbabwe.” The International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics (2013), (with Anders Hasselgård; paper not available for copyright reasons)

Ahead of the seminar please read chapters 4 and 5 (pp 53–73) in her dissertation – click here!

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