Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Global and Sociocultural Studies

First Advisor's Name

Alex Stepick

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Walter G. Peacock

Third Advisor's Name

Stephen M. Fjellman

Date of Defense

11-20-1998

Abstract

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.

Identifier

FI15101205

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