Master of Arts (MA)
Global and Sociocultural Studies
First Advisor's Name
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Walter G. Peacock
Third Advisor's Name
Stephen M. Fjellman
Date of Defense
The origin of this study was twofold: a concern for the lack of human and cultural capital in many of today's adolescents and a desire to understand the role that athletic participation plays in this situation. The focus of this study is to examine the development of human and cultural capital in the Black male adolescent as a result of his participation in the high school football program. This study is based on a year-long ethnography in three Miami-Dade County high school football programs. Specifically, the social capital and the resources it makes available in each football program was examined as a significant variable in the development of human and cultural capital in the adolescent. It is my hope that this study contributes to the understanding of the process and outcome of athletic participation.
Dobey, Blane R., "Social capital and high school football: a game plan for the development of human and cultural capital" (1998). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 3068.
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