The Politics of Sport in South Asia

The Politics of Sport in South Asia

In addition, some sports are positioned and promoted as national events both in public opinion and in the media. This book seeks to explore some aspects of the notion of power in sport in south Asia and among south Asians abroad.

Author: Subhas Ranjan Chakraborty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317998365

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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Behind the spectacle of entertainment, sport is a subject with political issues at every level. These issues range from the social, with divisions created along gender and class lines, to the use of sport to pursue diplomatic and statecraft goals. In addition, some sports are positioned and promoted as national events both in public opinion and in the media. This book seeks to explore some aspects of the notion of power in sport in south Asia and among south Asians abroad. The first two chapters deal with the internal societal dimensions of the politics of sport; the next three relate to the politics inside the sporting world in the subcontinent and its bridge with the broader arena of the society through the media, while the last five relate to the use of sports in statecraft, consensus building and international politics. This book was based on two special issues of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sport in South Asian Society

Sport in South Asian Society

Mohan, 'Politics and Sports in the Indo-Pak Context', 21. 19. Ibid., 20. 20. Ibid. 21. Lokapally, 'To Play or Not'. Interestingly, Shetty was manager of the Indian team to Pakistan 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39.

Author: Boria Majumdar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317998945

Category: History

Page: 368

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A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through the lens of sport. This book makes the point that the social histories of South Asian sport cannot be understood by simply looking at the history of the game in one province or region. Furthermore, it demonstrates that it would be wrong to understand sport in terms of the exigencies of the colonial state. Drawing inspiration from C.L.R. James' well-known epigram, 'What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?' the findings suggest that South Asian sport makes sense only when it is placed within the broader colonial and post-colonial context. The book demonstrates that sport not only influences politics and vice versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only political, it is politics, intrigue, culture and art. To deny this is to denigrate the position of sport in modern South Asian society. This volume was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.
Categories: History

Subaltern Sports

Subaltern Sports

A unique volume about the relationship between politics and sport in South Asia.

Author: James H. Mills

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857287274

Category: History

Page: 242

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This unique volume explores sports stories that contain elements of colonialism and show the rise of nationalism and the emergence of communalism; other examples show how the establishment of nationhood in a post-colonial world, the challenge of the regions to the political centre and the impacts of globalization and economic liberalization have all left their mark on the development of sport in South Asia. Quite simply, South Asian history and society have transformed sports in the region while at the same time such games and activities have often shaped the development of South Asia.
Categories: History

The Routledge Handbook of Sport in Asia

The Routledge Handbook of Sport in Asia

In Sabaltern Sports: Politics and Sport in South Asia, edited by James Mills, 191–204. London: Anthem Press, 2005. Merkel, Udo. “The Politics of Sport and Identity in North Korea.” The International Journal of the History of Sport 31, ...

Author: Fan Hong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429590276

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 616

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This is the first book to offer a comprehensive overview of the history, development and contemporary significance of sport in Asia. It addresses a wide range of issues central to sport in the context of Asian culture, politics, economy and society. The book explores diverse topics, including the history of traditional Asian sport; the rise of modern sport in Asia; the Olympic Movement in Asia; mega sport events in Asia; sport governance and policy; gender, class and ethnicity in Asian sport, and Asia’s sporting heroes and heroines. With contributions from 74 leading international scholars, it offers a new perspective on understanding Asian sport and society, telling the story of how sport in this mega-region is coming together and reshaping the world in the process. It also provides readers with a wide lens through which to better contextualise the relationships between Asia and the world within the global sport community. The Routledge Handbook of Sport in Asia is a vital resource for students and scholars studying the history, politics, sociology, culture and policy of sport in Asia, as well as sport management, sport history, sport sociology, and sport policy and politics. It is also valuable reading for those working in international sport organisations.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Subaltern Sports

Subaltern Sports

Subaltern Sports Politics and Sport in South Asia Sport in South Asia has a long and varied history that is oftendramatic,sometimes violent, and which always promises to reveal much about the broader currents that have shaped culture ...

Author: James H. Mills

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843311676

Category: History

Page: 242

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This unique volume explores sports stories that contain elements of colonialism and show the rise of nationalism and the emergence of communalism; other examples show how the establishment of nationhood in a post-colonial world, the challenge of the regions to the political centre and the impacts of globalization and economic liberalization have all left their mark on the development of sport in South Asia. Quite simply, South Asian history and society have transformed sports in the region while at the same time such games and activities have often shaped the development of South Asia.
Categories: History

Sport Culture and Nation

Sport  Culture and Nation

Ramachandra Guha, 'Cricket and Politics in Colonial India', Past and 4. 5. 6. 7. Present, No. 161 (November 1998), p. 157. For interesting reflections on the idea of South Asia as a viable entity, see Sridhar K. Khatri, 'The Politics of ...

Author: Kausik Bandyopadhyay

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9789351503613

Category: History

Page: 240

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An in-depth analysis of the intricate relationships among sport, culture, politics, identity and regional cooperation in South Asia In South Asia, sport has long been a site—albeit ignored by social scientists—which articulates the complexities and diversities of the everyday life of the nations. This book highlights the importance of sport in colonial and postcolonial times in India and South Asia as an essential cultural experience, a political tool, a social instrument and a commercial force. It reveals how sport has become politically, socially, culturally and emotionally significant, particularly, football in India and cricket in South Asia. Sport, Culture and Nation would be useful to historians, political scientists, sociologists and to scholars of South Asian studies as well as culture and leisure studies.
Categories: History

Sport and South Asian Diasporas

Sport and South Asian Diasporas

Corrigan, P. “Imran Khan: The Road from Cricket to Politics.” Sports Stars: The Cultural Politics of Sporting Celebrity. Ed. D.L. Andrews and S.J. Jackson. London: Routledge, 2001. 231–42. Davila, Arlene. Latinos Inc: The Marketing and ...

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

Sports and The Global South

Sports and The Global South

Contemporary South Asia 10 (2): 207–221. ———. 2001b. Football in Goa: Sport, Politics and the Portuguese in India. Soccer and Society 2 (2): 75–88. ———. 2005a. Subaltern Sports: Politics and Sport in South Asia. London: Anthem.

Author: S. Janaka Biyanwila

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319685021

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 375

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This book reimagines the pleasures of sports and provides a critical perspective from the Global South. Analysing the spread of sports markets in Sri Lanka along with a range of struggles, the book highlights how the celebration of ‘sportive nationalism,’ promoting sports markets in the Global South reinforces patriarchal ethno-nationalist authoritarian sports cultures. By explaining how the realm of social reproduction involving households and communities is integral for play and sports, the book challenges the market-driven ‘sports and development’ agenda while arguing for a ‘sports commons.’ By foregrounding issues of justice and care, the book highlights how struggles for recognition, redistribution and representation are central to reimagining sports within an alternative notion of work, play and resistance.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sport and Body Cultures in East and Southeast Asia

Sport and Body Cultures in East and Southeast Asia

Creak, S. (2014). National restoration, regional prestige: The Southeast Asian games in Myanmar, 2013. The Journal of Asian Studies, 73, 853– 877. doi:10.1017/S0021911814001624. Creak, S. (2011). Mixing politics and sport. Inside Story.

Author: Friederike Trotier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351262026

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 114

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Despite a widely held, and not entirely erroneous, view that the cultures of East and Southeast Asia commonly favour the mind over the body or, at least mental activity rather than physical endeavour, this collection of essays sheds light on the wide range of diverse ways in which sport and body cultures feature in that part of the world. Contributors to the collection work in many different countries but are united in their shared interest in increasing our understanding of the social role of sport and body cultures which is manifest in their work. The countries that are discussed are Indonesia, the People’s Republic of China, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and the former Netherlands New Guinea. Themes considered in these chapters are the implications of hosting sport events, the focus on sport and the body by a group of Buddhist monastics, belly dancing in the lives of women in Taiwan, the sociopolitical role of the scouting movement in a colonial setting, and issues relating to the functioning of sport clubs. The chapters were originally published in Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Japanese Imperialism Politics and Sport in East Asia

Japanese Imperialism  Politics and Sport in East Asia

This cutting edge collection presents a political reading of the power of modern sport in Asia.

Author: J.A. Mangan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811051043

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 453

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This cutting edge collection presents a political reading of the power of modern sport in Asia. Providing an interdisciplinary study of political and cultural tensions in Asia, past and present, through the key case-study of sport, it illuminates the complex practices and legacies of Japanese imperialism across East and Southeast Asia through the 20th century and beyond. Focusing on the deep background to contemporary dynamics of intraregional tensions, it examines sport both as a tool of imperialism and as an agent of reconciliation as the region gears up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Offering a unique contribution to East Asian Studies, Colonial and Postcolonial Studies and Sport Studies, this work represent key reading for students and scholars of East Asian studies, International Politics and Sports Diplomacy.
Categories: Sports & Recreation