Social identity in serious sport event space

Authors: Lee, I.S., Brown, G., King, K. and Shipway, R.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24982/

Journal: Event Management,

Volume: 20

Issue: 4

Pages: 491-499

DOI: 10.3727/152599516X14745497664352

Sport events offer valuable experiences in distinctive settings, and serve as settings for social identity formation. Drawing on the literature from a range of disciplines, events characteristics are seen to provide spaces for the co-creation of values, liminality, communitas, flow experiences and authenticity. It is suggested that sport events facilitate career progression in relation to serious leisure and the development of social identification. The paper provides further insight about the nature of event experiences with implications for event management.

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Authors: Lee, I.S., Brown, G., King, K. and Shipway, R.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24982/

Journal: Event Management

Volume: 20

Issue: 4

Pages: 491-499

ISSN: 1525-9951

DOI: 10.3727/152599516X14745497664352

© 2016 Cognizant, LLC. Sport events offer valuable experiences in distinctive settings, and serve as settings for social identity formation. Drawing on the literature from a range of disciplines, events characteristics are seen to provide spaces for the cocreation of values, liminality, communitas, flow experiences, and authenticity. It is suggested that sport events facilitate career progression in relation to serious leisure and the development of social identification. This article provides further insight about the nature of event experiences with implications for event management.

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