Race Sport and Politics

Race  Sport and Politics

Written by one of the leading international authorities on the sociology of race and sport, this is the first book to address sport′s role in ′the making of race′, the place of sport within black diasporic struggles for freedom and ...

Author: Ben Carrington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781849204293

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Written by one of the leading international authorities on the sociology of race and sport, this is the first book to address sport's role in 'the making of race', the place of sport within black diasporic struggles for freedom and equality, and the contested location of sport in relation to the politics of recognition within contemporary multicultural societies. Race, Sport and Politics shows how, during the first decades of the twentieth century, the idea of 'the natural black athlete' was invented in order to make sense of and curtail the political impact and cultural achievements of black sportswomen and men. More recently, 'the black athlete' as sign has become a highly commodified object within contemporary hyper-commercialized sports-media culture thus limiting the transformative potential of critically conscious black athleticism to re-imagine what it means to be both black and human in the twenty-first century. Race, Sport and Politics will be of interest to students and scholars in sociology of culture and sport, the sociology of race and diaspora studies, postcolonial theory, cultural theory and cultural studies.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

While conflict and resolution are often central to discussions of “race”, sport and politics, other policy implementation discussions recognise that where resources are at stake and therefore finite, those contesting “conversations” ...

Author: Alan Bairner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317646662

Category: Political Science

Page: 546

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Sport is frequently considered to be an aspect of popular culture that is, or should be, untainted by the political. However, there is a broad consensus among academics that sport is often at the heart of the political and the political is often central to sport. From the 1936 Olympic Games in Nazi Germany to the civil unrest that preceded the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, sport and politics have remained symbiotic bedfellows. The Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics goes further than any other book in surveying the complex, embedded relationships between sport and politics. With sections addressing ideologies, nation and statehood, corporate politics, political activism, social justice, and the politics of sports events, it introduces the conceptual foundations that underpin our understanding of the sport-politics nexus and examines emergent issues in this field of study. Including in-depth case studies from North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, this is an essential reference for anybody with an interest in the social scientific study of sport.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Race and International Sport

The Politics of Race and International Sport

The core of the text itself deals with techniques for computer-assisted molecular design. The book is suitable for both beginners and experts.

Author: Richard Edward Lapchick

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UCSC:32106005549552

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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This book is an account of current developments in computational chemistry, a new multidisciplinary area of research. Experts in computational chemistry, the editors use and develop techniques for computer-assisted molecular design. The core of the text itself deals with techniques for computer-assisted molecular design. The book is suitable for both beginners and experts. In addition, protocols and software for molecular recognition and the relationship between structure and biological activity of drug molecules are discussed in detail. Each chapter includes a mini-tutorial, as well as discussion of advanced topics. Special Feature: The appendix to this book contains an extensive list of available software for molecular modeling.
Categories: Political Science

Race Gender and Sport

Race  Gender and Sport

This international collection of critical essays provides compelling insight into the lived realities of ethnic ‘Other’ females in sport.

Author: Aarti Ratna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317266877

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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The experiences of ethnic ‘Other’ females have – until recently – been widely overlooked in the study of sport. There continues to be a need to produce critical scholarship about ethnic 'Other' girls and women in sport and physical culture, in order to represent their complex, multifarious and dynamic lived realities. This international collection of critical essays provides compelling insight into the lived realities of ethnic ‘Other’ females in sport. Throughout the book, contributors either draw on the political consciousnesses of ‘Other’ feminisms, or privilege the voices of ethnic 'Other' girls and women so as to broaden, diversify and advance critical thinking pertaining to ethnic ‘Other’ females in sport and physical culture. The purpose of the collection is both to produce knowledge and privilege otherwise subjugated knowledges, which individually and collectively present counter-narratives that better speak to the lived realities of racially oppressed groups of women and girls. Race, Gender and Sport: The Politics of Ethnic 'Other' Girls and Women is important reading for all students and scholars with an interest in the sociology of sport, gender studies, or race and ethnicity studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Black Migrant Athlete

The Black Migrant Athlete

Carrington, Race, Sport and Politics; Runstedtler, Jack Johnson, Rebel Sojourner. 3. Carrington, Race, Sport and Politics, 48. 4. Carrington, Race, Sport and Politics; Mills, Racial Contract, 21 (emphasis in original). 5.

Author: Munene Franjo Mwaniki

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496202864

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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The popularity and globalization of sport have led to an ever-increasing migration of black athletes from the global South to the United States and Western Europe. While the hegemonic ideology surrounding sport is that it brings diverse people together and ameliorates social divisions, sociologists of sport have shown this to be a gross simplification. Instead, sport and its narratives often reinforce and re-create stereotypes and social boundaries, especially regarding race and the prowess and the position of the black athlete. Because sport is a contested terrain for maintaining and challenging racial norms and boundaries, the black athlete has always impacted popular (white) perceptions of blackness in a global manner. The Black Migrant Athlete analyzes the construction of race in Western societies through a study of the black African migrant athlete. Munene Franjo Mwaniki presents ten black African migrant athletes as a conceptual starting point to interrogate the nuances of white supremacy and of the migrant and immigrant experience with a global perspective. By using celebrity athletes such as Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo, and Catherine Ndereba as entry points into a global discourse, Mwaniki explores how these athletes are wrapped in social and cultural meanings by predominately white-owned and -dominated media organizations. Drawing from discourse analysis and cultural studies, Mwaniki examines the various power relations via media texts regarding race, gender, sexuality, class, and nationality.
Categories: Social Science

The Race Game

The Race Game

1999 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year Douglas Booth looks at the role of sport in the fostering of a new national identity in South Africa.

Author: Douglas Booth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136313479

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Page: 272

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1999 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year Douglas Booth looks at the role of sport in the fostering of a new national identity in South Africa. He analyzes the effect of the 30-year sport boycott but concludes that sport will never unite South Africans except in the most fleeting and superficial manner.
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A Companion to Sport

A Companion to Sport

Ethnic and Racial Studies , 27 ( 5 ): 757–779 . ... British Asians, sport and diasporic national identities . ... Carrington , B. ( 2010 ) Race, Sport and Politics: The Sporting Black Diaspora , London : Sage Publications .

Author: David L. Andrews

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405191609

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

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A Companion to Sport brings together writing by leading sports theorists and social and cultural thinkers, to explore sport as a central element of contemporary culture. Positions sport as a crucial subject for critical analysis, as one of the most significant forms of popular culture Includes both well-known social and cultural theorists whose work lends itself to an interrogation of sport, and leading theorists of sport itself Offers a comprehensive examination of sport as a social and cultural practice and institution Explores sport in relation to modernity, postcolonial theory, gender, violence, race, disability and politics
Categories: Social Science

Activism and the Olympics

Activism and the Olympics

Pierre Bourdieu, “Program for a Sociology of Sport,” Sociology of Sport Journal 8 (1988): 155. 41. Ben Carrington, Race, Sport, and Politics: The Sporting Black Diaspora (London: Sage, 2010), 27. 42. Andrei Markovits and Lars Rensmann, ...

Author: Jules Boykoff

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813572680

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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The Olympics have developed into the world's premier sporting event. They are simultaneously a competitive exhibition and a grand display of cooperation that bring together global cultures on ski slopes, shooting ranges, swimming pools, and track ovals. Given their scale in the modern era, the Games are a useful window for better comprehending larger cultural, social, and historical processes, argues Jules Boykoff, an academic social scientist and a former Olympic athlete. In Activism and the Olympics, Boykoff provides a critical overview of the Olympic industry and its political opponents in the modern era. After presenting a brief history of Olympic activism, he turns his attention to on-the-ground activism through the lens of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Here we see how anti-Olympic activists deploy a range of approaches to challenge the Olympic machine, from direct action and the seizure of public space to humor-based and online tactics. Drawing on primary evidence from myriad personal interviews with activists, journalists, civil libertarians, and Olympics organizers, Boykoff angles in on the Games from numerous vantages and viewpoints. Although modern Olympic authorities have strived—even through the Cold War era—to appear apolitical, Boykoff notes, the Games have always been the site of hotly contested political actions and competing interests. During the last thirty years, as the Olympics became an economic juggernaut, they also generated numerous reactions from groups that have sought to challenge the event’s triumphalism and pageantry. The 21st century has seen an increased level of activism across the world, from the Occupy Movement in the United States to the Arab Spring in the Middle East. What does this spike in dissent mean for Olympic activists as they prepare for future Games?
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies

Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies

Power games: a political history of the Olympics. London: Verso. Carby, H. (1998). Race men. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Carrington, B. (2010). Race, sport and politics: the sporting black 139 Raced bodies and black ...

Author: Michael L. Silk

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317596011

Category: Social Science

Page: 610

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Physical cultural studies (PCS) is a dynamic and rapidly developing field of study. This handbook offers the first definitive account of the state of the art in PCS, showcasing the latest research and methodological approaches. It examines the boundaries, preoccupations, theories and politics of PCS, drawing on transdisciplinary expertise from areas as diverse as sport studies, sociology, history, cultural studies, performance studies and anthropology. Featuring chapters written by world-leading scholars, this handbook examines the most important themes and issues within PCS, exploring the active body through the lens of class, age, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, (dis)ability, medicine, religion, space and culture. Each chapter provides an overview of the state of knowledge in a particular subject area, while also considering possibilities for developing future research. Representing a landmark contribution to physical cultural studies and allied fields, the Routledge Handbook of Physical Cultural Studies is an essential text for any undergraduate or postgraduate course on physical culture, sports studies, leisure studies, the sociology of sport, the body, or sport and social theory.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies

Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies

... sport and politics, that he recognizes that shifts between what he refers to as human freedom and unfreedom, and the history of racial signification in sport, can be used to mark both change and stasis. Race, Sport and Politics is, ...

Author: Tony Blackshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136495595

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

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This landmark publication brings together some of the most perceptive commentators of the present moment to explore core ideas and cutting edge developments in the field of Leisure Studies. It offers important new insights into the dynamics of the transformation of leisure in contemporary societies, tracing the emergent issues at stake in the discipline and examining Leisure Studies’ fundamental connections with cognate disciplines such as Sociology, Cultural Studies, History, Sport Studies and Tourism. This book contains original work from key scholars across the globe, including those working outside the Leisure Studies mainstream. It showcases the state of the art of contemporary Leisure Studies, covering key topics and key thinkers from the psychology of leisure to leisure policy, from Bourdieu to Baudrillard, and suggests that leisure in the 21st century should be understood as centring on a new ‘Big Seven’ (holidays, drink, drugs, sex, gambling, TV and shopping). No other book has gone as far in redefining the identity of the discipline of Leisure Studies, or in suggesting how the substantive ideas of Leisure Studies need to be rethought. The Routledge Handbook of Leisure Studies should therefore be the intellectual guide of first choice for all scholars, academics, researchers and students working in this subject area.
Categories: Social Science