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Recapturing a Sense of Neighbourhood Since Lost: Nostalgia and the Formation of First String, a Community Team Inc.

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Recapturing a Sense of Neighbourhood Since Lost: Nostalgia and the Formation of First String, a Community Team Inc.

Subject

Baseball, Negro Leagues

Description

This qualitative study is an exploratory case analysis of First String, a Community
Team Inc., a unique grassroots association founded by a small group of African Americans in Champaign,
Illinois. The founders established the neighbourhood baseball league to foster a greater sense
of community in neighbourhood youth. In an effort to address the lack of research on the formation
of grassroots associations, the purpose of the study was to understand how and why First String was
formed, and what this experience contributes to leisure studies and theory. The findings revealed the
significance of nostalgia as a driving force behind the effort.

Creator

Troy D. Glover and Nameka R. Bates

Publisher

Leisure Studies

Date

2006

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Citation

Troy D. Glover and Nameka R. Bates, "Recapturing a Sense of Neighbourhood Since Lost: Nostalgia and the Formation of First String, a Community Team Inc.," in eBlack Champaign-Urbana, Item #572, http://www.eblackcu.net/portal/items/show/572 (accessed October 1, 2020).

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