Long Run to Freedom: Sport Cultures and Identities in South Africa

Long Run to Freedom: Sport Cultures and Identities in South Africa

by John Nauright


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Analyzing the meaning attached to sport in South African societies, past and present, Long Run to Freedom explores the history and changing meanings attached to particular sports in the old and new South Africas, and the ways in which sport is being used in the present. In particular, it examines the prominent team sports of rugby, soccer, and cricket in the creation of social divisions and unities over the course of South African history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935412045
Publisher: Fitness Info Tech,West Virginia University
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Pages: 215
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Nauright is in the Department of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Australia and the author of The Political Economy of Sport, co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Sports History and the author several other books on sport.

Table of Contents

Dedication vii

List of Abbreviations ix

Preface xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Making of Modern South African History and Sport 5

Chapter 2 Imperial Games: The Emergence of White-dominated Sport 24

Chapter 3 Respectability, Urban Culture and the Development of Modern Sport in South Africa's Black Communities 47

Chapter 4 'White Tribe Dreaming': Rugby, Politics and White Identities in 'White' South Africa 1948-90 76

Chapter 5 The Development of Soccer and Urban Black Culture and Identity 101

Chapter 6 'No Normal Sport in an Abnormal Society': Apartheid, The Rise of Non-racial Sport and International Boycott Movements 1958-90 124

Chapter 7 South Africa in Union? Sport 'Unity', Identities and the Rainbow Nation 157

Chapter 8 The Burden of the Past: (Re)Presentation, History, Sport and Society in the Rainbow Nation 182

References 198

Index 212

About the Author 215

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Beth_C More than 1 year ago
A thoughtful and well-researched analysis. Recommended.