Sport and Challenges to Racism

Author: J. Long,K. Spracklen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023030589X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 283

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With an international line-up of contributors, this book examines challenges to racism in and through sport. It addresses the different agents of change in the context of wider socio-political shifts and explores issues of policy formation, practices in sport and anti-racism in sport, and the challenge to sport today.

Sport, Politics and Society in the Arab World

Author: M. Amara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230359507

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 7119

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.

Global Sport-for-Development

Critical Perspectives

Author: Daryl Adair

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137289635

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 3737

This book provides a critical approach to sport-for-development, acknowledging the potential of this growing field but emphasising challenges, problems and limitations – particularly if programs are not adequately planned, delivered or monitored.

International Diplomacy and the Olympic Movement

The New Mediators

Author: Aaron Beacom

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137032944

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

View: 8094

This book explores the relationship between diplomatic discourse and the Olympic Movement, charting its continuity and change from an historical perspective. Using the recent body of literature on diplomacy it explores the evolution of diplomatic discourse around a number of themes, in particular the increasing range of stakeholders engaged in the Olympic bid, disability advocacy and the mainstreaming of the Paralympic Games and the evolution of the Olympic boycott. The work addresses the increasing engagement of a number of non-state actors, in particular the IOC and the IPC, as indicative of the diffusion of contemporary diplomacy. At the same time it identifies the state as continuing in the role of primary actor, setting the terms of reference for diplomatic activity beyond the pursuit of its own policy interests. Its historical investigation, based around a UK case study, provides insights into the characteristics of diplomatic discourse relating to the Games, and creates the basis for mapping the future trajectory of diplomacy as it relates to the Olympic Movement.

Identity and Nation in African Football

Fans, Community and Clubs

Author: C. Onwumechili,G. Akindes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137355816

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 8835

The 2010 South African World Cup launched African football onto the global stage. This volume brings together top scholars on African football to explore a range of issues such as gender, identity, nationalism, history, cyber-fandom, the media and fan radicalization.

Sporting Dystopias

The Making and Meanings of Urban Sport Cultures

Author: Ralph C. Wilcox,David L. Andrews,Robert Pitter,Richard L. Irwin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791487091

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 2760

Challenges the unexamined belief that sports stadiums, events, and teams in cities are always beneficial to the comunities.

Sex, Power and the Games

Author: K. Woodward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113702304X

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

View: 1278

This book explores the social and cultural impact of the Olympic Games, examining gender and sport, the inequalities between nations and people and at what the Games offer and how they are changing, in relation to spectacles, spectatorship and culture, including the links between art and sport.

Subaltern Sports

Politics and Sport in South Asia

Author: James H. Mills

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857287273

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 4181

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.

Whiteness and Leisure

Author: K. Spracklen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137026707

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 4377

This book develops a new theory of instrumental whiteness and leisure. Empirical research is drawn upon to highlight whiteness across a comprehensive and internationally-grounded range of leisure practices. The book explores sports participation, sports media and sports fandom, informal leisure, outdoor leisure, music, popular culture and tourism.

The Cultural Politics of Lifestyle Sports

Author: Belinda Wheaton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134020473

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 4734

This important new study examines the changing place and meaning of lifestyle sports – parkour, surfing, skateboarding, kite-surfing and others – and asks whether they continue to pose a challenge to the dominant meanings and experience of ‘sport’ and physical culture. Drawing on a series of in-depth, empirical case-studies, the book offers a re-evaluation of theoretical frameworks with which lifestyle sports have been understood, and focuses on aspects of their cultural politics that have received little attention, particularly the racialization of lifestyle sporting spaces. Centrally, it re-assess the political potential of lifestyle sports, considering if lifestyle sports cultures present alternative identities and spaces that challenge the dominant ideologies of sport, and the broader politics of identity, in the 21st century. It explores a range of key contemporary themes in lifestyle sport, including: identity and the politics of difference commercialization and globalization sportscapes, media discourse and lived reality risk and responsibility governance and regulation the racialization of lifestyle sports spaces lifestyle sports outside of the Global North the use of lifestyle sport to engage non-privileged youth Casting new light on the significance of sport and sporting subcultures within contemporary society, this book is essential reading for students or researcher working in the sociology of sport, leisure studies or cultural studies.

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

Author: Michelle Alexander

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141598

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 9012

Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

Victor Turner and Contemporary Cultural Performance

Author: Graham St. John

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845454623

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

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Upon the 25th anniversary of his passing, this collection addresses the wide application of Victor Turner’s thought to cultural performance in the early 21st century. From anthropology, sociology, and religious studies to performance, cultural, and media studies, Turner’s ideas have had a prodigious interdisciplinary impact. Examining his relevance in studies of performance and popular culture, media, and religion, along with the role of Edith Turner in the Turnerian project, contributors explore how these ideas have been re-engaged, renovated, and repurposed in studies of contemporary cultural performance.

Zwischen mir und der Welt

Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446251952

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 2976

Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 1698

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Zerrissene Erde

Roman

Author: N. K. Jemisin

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426450305

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 4257

Die spektakuläre Fantasy-Endzeit-Saga von New-York-Times-Bestseller-Autorin N.K. Jemisin - von einer riesigen Fangemeinde geliebt und ausgezeichnet mit dem HUGO Award Inmitten einer sterbenden Welt hat die verzweifelte Essun nur ein Ziel: ihre Tochter aus den Händen eines Mörders zu befreien, den sie nur zu gut kennt. Seit sich im Herzen des Landes Sansia ein gewaltiger Riss voll brodelnder Lava aufgetan hat, dessen Asche den Himmel verdüstert, scheinen immer mehr Menschen dem Wahnsinn zu verfallen. So lässt der Herrscher seine eigenen Bürger ermorden. Doch nicht Soldaten haben Essuns kleinen Sohn erschlagen und ihre Tochter entführt – sondern ihr eigener Ehemann! Essun folgt den beiden durch ein Land, das zur Todesfalle geworden ist. Und der Krieg ums nackte Überleben steht erst noch bevor. »Der elegante Stil und der düster-realistische Weltenentwurf geben die perfekte Kulisse ab für den fesselnden Kampf vom Schicksal gezeichneter Charaktere um eine zum Untergang verdammte Welt.« Publishers Weekly

The Future of Football

Challenges for the Twenty-first Century

Author: Jon Garland,Dominic Malcolm,Michael Rowe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714650685

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

View: 1176

Looks at the changes in world soccer over the past decade and discusses a variety of social and economic issues of interest to fans, players, and administrators.