The social and cultural construction of leadership in sports

David J. Moscoso Sánchez

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Moscoso Sánchez, D. J. (2005). The social and cultural construction of leadership in sports. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 79, 5-12.



Sport has been introduced as a social phenomenon since half-way through last century. Nowadays, there are still important gaps which do not allow to see clearly the factors than take part in its construction. The leadership can be a representative example. Its study has gone unnoticed for a long time. However, it constitutes a basic key in order to understand how the social phenomenon of sport is constructed. On this article, its interpretation will allow us not only to explore a concrete field of social action sport, but also man’s history as a whole, being here the sportman’s history. From a phenomenological perspective, it is hoped to clarify which elements take part in its construction and the social functions it satisfies, according to the different space-time coordinates.

Keywords: Leadership, Phenomenology, Psycosociology, Sport, Structure.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: January 01, 2005