Maintaining Dominican identity in the Dominican Republic: forging a baseball landscape in Villa Ascension

Nicholas Wise

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    Abstract

    Much research concerning the Dominican Republic and baseball focuses on globalization. In acknowledging the importance of such research, this study contributes a particular understanding of sport in a rural heterogeneous community, by addressing landscape and place identity. Villa Ascension and Caraballo are adjacent rural communities in the northern Puerto Plata Province. Currently there exists one usable sports space, designated as a football field, where Haitian residents practice football. Although this landscape is representative of Haitian identity, this designation transcends common sporting landscapes in the Dominican Republic, where Haitians typically use baseball fields to recreate.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Review for the Sociology of Sport
    Early online date21 Feb 2013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Keywords

    • sport
    • rural area
    • Dominican Republic
    • baseball
    • place identity

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