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Sport, race, and ethnicity : narratives of difference and diversity / [edited by Daryl Adair; foreword by Grant Farred]
Bib ID 5784815
Format BookBook
Description Morgantown, W. Va. : Fitness Information Technology, ©2011 
xi, 254 p. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 9781935412175
1935412175
Series

Sport & global cultures series.

Summary

Sport, Race, and Ethnicity: Narratives of Difference and Diversity is a provocative collection that brings together leading international historians, sociologists, political scientists, and cultural theorists who examine sport as an arena for intergroup diversity and the negotiation of difference. Thematically, the book is both wide-ranging and inclusive, for it considers race and ethnicity in tandem; too often these subject areas are segmented into separate studies. The collection features vibrant examples from different eras, places, and spaces, wherein co-themes like post-colonialism, gender, and media representation are embedded. --

Sport, Race, and Ethnicity is a vital companion for evoking a narrative; it carries within its pages masterfully crafted accounts of history and culture, of questions and conversations, and of emotions that transcend paper and ink. Any reader with a zeal for sport and its boundaries within race and ethnicity will grow significantly by engaging with the authors. --

Daryl Adair is an associate professor at the School of Leisure, Sport, and Tourism at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Adair has research interests in sport history, sport management, and sport media. His recent work deals with sport and physical activity among Aboriginal Australians, with a particular focus on stereotypes about Aboriginal people as "natural" athletes. --Book Jacket.

"Sport, Race, and Ethnicity: Narratives of Difference and Diversity is a provocative collection that brings together leading international historians, sociologists, political scientists, and cultural theorists who examine sport as an arena for intergroup diversity and the negotiation of difference. Thematically, the book is both wide-ranging and inclusive, for it considers race and ethnicity in tandem; too often these subject areas are segmented into separate studies. The collection features vibrant examples from different eras, places, and spaces, wherein co-themes like post-colonialism, gender, and media representation are embedded. Sport, Race, and Ethnicity is a vital companion for evoking a narrative; it carries within its pages masterfully crafted accounts of history and culture, of questions and conversations, and of emotions that transcend paper and ink. Any reader with a zeal for sport and its boundaries within race and ethnicity will grow significantly by engaging with the authors." -- Back cover.

Full contents
  • 1. Introduction: perceptions of skin and kin: sport as an arena of difference and diversity
  • 2. History, race, sport: from objective knowledge to socially-responsible narratives
  • 3. Emperors of masculinity: John L. Sullivan, Jack Johnson, and changing ideas of manhood and race in America
  • 4. Major Taylor: understanding the complex story of a champion African-American cyclist in White Australia, 1903-1904
  • 5. Sport, racism, and Aboriginality: the Australian experience
  • 6. Ambassadors of peace!: sport, race, cultural diplomacy, and the 1927 Takashi/Saito swimming tour of Australia
  • 7. The Anglo-Boer conflict: nationalism, ethnicity, and the political significance of rugby in white-dominated South Africa, 1899-1948
  • 8. Racial athletic aptitude and the new medical genetics: "black dominance" and the future of race relations
  • 9. Trash talk and reflexive "otherness": Maurice Greene, Michael Johnson, and class within race
  • 10. "Authentic" Scottishness and problematized Irishness in Scottish international football
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Discrimination in sports.  |  Racism in sports.  |  Sport - Football - Soccer.  |  Sport - Football - Rugby union.  |  Race relations - Attitudes.  |  Race relations - Racism.  |  Sport - Cycling.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Sport - Cricket.  |  Sport - Boxing.  |  Sport - Olympic Games.  |  Sport - Hockey.  |  Ireland.  |  Canada.  |  United States (USA)  |  South Africa.  |  Australia.  |  Scotland (UK)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Adair, Daryl

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