The Global Sports Arena: Athletic Talent Migration in an Interpendent World

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Athletes are on the move. In some sports this involves labour, movement from one country to another within or between continents. In other sports, athletes assume an almost nomadic migratory lifestyle, constantly on the move from one sport festival to another. In addition, it appears that sport migration is gaining momentum and that it is closely interwoven with the broader process of global sport development taking place in the late twentieth century.

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Overview

Athletes are on the move. In some sports this involves labour, movement from one country to another within or between continents. In other sports, athletes assume an almost nomadic migratory lifestyle, constantly on the move from one sport festival to another. In addition, it appears that sport migration is gaining momentum and that it is closely interwoven with the broader process of global sport development taking place in the late twentieth century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714641164
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/1/1994
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
1 Sports Labour Migration in the Global Arena 1
2 The Road to Wigan Pier Revisited: The Migration of Welsh Rugby Talent since 1918 25
3 The Bogota Affair 39
4 Cricket and the Imperial Connection: Overseas Players in Lancashire in the Inter-war Years 49
5 The Migration of Footballers: The Case of France, 1932-1982 63
6 Blue Bonnets over the Border: Scotland and the Migration of Footballers 78
7 Dimensions of International Talent Migration in Latin American Sports 99
8 Skating on Thin Ice? The International Migration of Canadian Ice Hockey Players 112
9 Professional Sports Migration to Finland during the 1980s 126
10 Do Markets Make Footballers Free? 141
11 The Flood from the East? Perestroika and the Migration of Sports Talent from Eastern Europe 153
12 Foreign Footballers, Cultural Dreams and Community Identity in some North-western Mediterranean Cities 171
13 Trans-nationalism, Labour Migration and Latin American Baseball 183
14 Out of Africa: The 'Development' of Kenyan Athletics, Talent Migration and the Global Sports System 206
15 American Labour Migrants, Globalization and the Making of English Basketball 226
16 Travelling, Comparing, Emigrating: Configurations of Sport Mobility 256
Postcript: An Agenda for Research on Sports Labour Migration 281
Index 285
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