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: 9781446244623

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

Race Sport and Politics

Race  Sport and Politics

Thus, just at the historical moment when women and people of color have entered into certain sports in unprecedented numbers, and have challenged the white masculinist ethos of many sports cultures, sport is now read as having reached ...

Author: Ben Carrington

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412901024

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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This is the first book-length study 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 western multicultural societies. Race, Sport and Politics shows that over the past century sport has occupied a dominant position within Western culture in producing ideas of racial difference and alterity while providing a powerful and public modality for forms of black cultural resistance. Written by one of the leading international authorities on the sociology of race and sport, it is the first book that centrally locates sport within the cultural politics of the black diaspora and will be of relevance to students and scholars in fields such as the sociology of culture and sport, the sociology of race and diaspora studies, postcolonial theory, cultural theory and cultural studies.
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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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

View: 897

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 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

Contesting Race and Sport

Contesting    Race    and Sport

In: Sport, leisure and social justice, eds J. Long, T. Fletcher and R. Watson. London, Routledge. Hylton, K. and N. D. Morpeth (2012). London 2012: 'race' matters, and the East End. International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics ...

Author: Kevin Hylton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317504115

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

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In the decade since Kevin Hylton’s seminal book ‘Race’ and Sport: Critical Race Theory was published, racialised issues have remained at the forefront of sport and leisure studies. In this important new book, Hylton draws on original research in contemporary contexts, from sport coaching to cyberspace, to show once again that Critical Race Theory is an insightful and productive tool for interrogating problematic social phenomena. Inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’ statement that "the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the colour line", this book sheds a critical light on the way sport perpetuates racism, while identifying opportunities to challenge its insidious presence. Exploring and explaining the ways in which notions of ‘race’ are expressed and contested at individual, institutional and societal levels, it addresses key topics such as whiteness, diversity, colourblindness, unconscious bias, identity, leadership, humour and discourse to investigate how language can be used as a device for resistance against racism in sport. Contesting ‘Race’ and Sport: Shaming the Colour Line is vital reading for all sport studies students, academics and those with an interest in race, ethnicity and society.
Categories: Social Science

Race and Sports A Reference Handbook

Race and Sports  A Reference Handbook

Discussing the Solutions: Race, Sport, and Politics In the abbreviated snapshot of controversies and problems offered above that have occurred with relation to race, sport, and politics, it does become clear what the default response ...

Author: Rachel Laws Myers

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440862830

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 359

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Race and Sports: A Reference Handbook provides a breadth and depth of discussion about minority athletes, coaches, sports journalists, and others in sport in the United States. This volume examines race and sports and connected issues, from the integration of professional sports to the present day. It also explores the history of minority involvement in sports at every level: the barriers broken, the stereotypes that have been shattered, and the difficulties that these pioneers have endured. One of the most valuable aspects of the book is that it surveys the history of race and sports in a manner that helps readers identify key issues. An extensive background on the topic of race and sports, including a review of the history and an introduction to its technical aspects, is followed by a discussion of controversies, problems, and possible solutions. Essays from various contributors showcase different aspects of race and sports, while a substantial amount of the volume is dedicated to reference material — such as biographical sketches, a chronology, an extensive annotated bibliography, and a glossary — helpful in further study of the topic. Gives readers a solid foundation of the history of race and sports, from professional integration to present day Provides readers with a number of primary, secondary, and multimedia sources to continue expanding their knowledge on the topic of race and sports Discusses race and sports in a way that also acknowledges the intersectionality of gender and class in the sporting world Rounds out the author's expertise with perspective essays that offer readers a diversity of viewpoints
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Politics

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.

Author: Alan Bairner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317646679

Category: Political Science

Page: 546

View: 819

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

Sport and South Asian Diasporas

Sport and South Asian Diasporas

Race, Ethnicity and Football: Persisting Debates and Emergent Issues. Abingdon: Routledge, 2011. Carrington, Ben. Race, Sport, and Politics: The Sporting Black Diaspora. London: Sage, 2010. Carrington, Ben. “Sport Matters: Politics ...

Author: Stanley Thangaraj

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317684299

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 131

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This original collection demonstrates the importance of sporting practices, spaces and leisure affiliations to understanding issues around identity, (post-) migration, diaspora and transnationialism for global South Asian populations. The chapters provide a critical (re-) examination of the roles that sport plays within and in relation to South Asian groups in the diaspora, and raises a series of pertinent questions regarding the multifarious relationships between sport and South Asianness. The chapters range across a wide variety of disciplines, regions, sports and identifications. They are in conversation with each other while showing the particularity of each diasporic context and relationship to sport. The book encompasses a number of global contexts from the "homeland" (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan) to the diaspora (Fiji, Norway, the US, the UK), and addresses a broad range of sporting contexts, including basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, field hockey, soccer and golf. The chapters combine a range of qualitative methods, including ethnography, auto-ethnography, participant observation, memoir, interview and textual analysis (film, television and print media). This collection comprises the latest cutting edge research in the field, and will be essential reading for scholars and students both of sport and South Asian diasporas. This book was published as a special issue of South Asian Popular Culture.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sport Politics and Society in the Arab World

Sport  Politics and Society in the Arab World

Présidentielle: le monde du sport entre en jeu. ... In Le Sueur, J. (2001) Uncivil War, Intellectuals and Identity Politics during the Decolonization of Algeria. ... Race, Sport and Politics: The Sporting Black Diaspora. London: Sage.

Author: M. Amara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230359505

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This book explores the significance of sport in the understanding of past and current societal dynamics in the Arab world. It examines sport in relation to cultural, political and economic changes in the Arab World, including nation-state building, the formation of national identity and international relations in post-colonial context.
Categories: Political Science