A short presentation during the
2017 国际体育历史与文化学术大会/2017 International Conference on Sports History and Culture:
全球化与民族化:亚洲民族传统体育文化的传承与发展/Globalization and Nationalization: Inheritance and Development of Indigenous Sports Culture in Asia
is now online.
Can we speak of a tension between particular andreflections that shed some light on the relationship. The reference is not primarily the analysis of the status quo. Reference is made to the potentiality in the understanding of a ‘Marxist existentialism’, searching for what is possible, i.e. what is inherent in the reality. Four strands of contemporary debates on societal development are taken as lines of reference:
· Commons as social process
· Commons as non-commodifiable goods
· Commons as right
· Commons as constitutive factor of shared space
Indigenous sports can be seen as one elementary dimension of such constitutive constellation – also presenting the tension between conflict and harmony.
Conclusions will concern the perspectives for societal action for developing emancipative strategies around indigenous sports.