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Race, Sport and Politics: The Sporting Black Diaspora / Edition 1
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Race, Sport and Politics: The Sporting Black Diaspora / Edition 1

by Ben Carrington
 

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ISBN-10: 1412901030

ISBN-13: 9781412901031

Pub. Date: 09/30/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412901031
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/30/2010
Series:
Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society Series
Pages:
201
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

List of Figures xi

Introduction: Sport, the Black Athlete and the Remaking of Race 1

1 Sporting Resistance: Thinking Race and Sport Diasporically 24

2 Sporting Redemption: Violence, Desire and the Politics of Freedom 63

3 Sporting Negritude: Commodity Blackness and the Liberation of Failure 101

4 Sporting Multiculturalism: Nationalism, Belonging and Identity 137

Conclusion: Race, Sport and the Post/colonial 169

References 178

Index 193

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