Sport, Protest and Globalisation: Stopping Play

Sport Protest and Globalisation Stopping Play This volume is built around three assumptions first that for huge numbers people around the world including many sport lovers there are important things in life than sport second that the governan

  • Title: Sport, Protest and Globalisation: Stopping Play
  • Author: Stephen Wagg N Chabani Manganyi
  • ISBN: 9781137464910
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This volume is built around three assumptions first, that for huge numbers people around the world, including many sport lovers, there are important things in life than sport second, that the governance of sport is in many ways problematic and needs to be confronted and, third, that contrary to the still popular belief that sport and politics don t mix, sport ofteThis volume is built around three assumptions first, that for huge numbers people around the world, including many sport lovers, there are important things in life than sport second, that the governance of sport is in many ways problematic and needs to be confronted and, third, that contrary to the still popular belief that sport and politics don t mix, sport often provides an ideal theatre for the enacting of political protest The book contains studies of a range of protests, stretching back to the death of suffragist Emily Davison at the Derby of 1913 and encompassing subsequent protests against the exclusion of women from the sporting arena the Berlin Olympics of 1936 Western imperialism the Mexico Olympics, 1968 the state racism of apartheid in South Africa the effect of the global golf industry on ecosystems Israeli government policy resistance to the various attempts to bring the Olympic Games to Canadian and American cities the cutting of welfare benefits for disabled British citizens class privilege in the UK Russian anti gay laws and high public spending on sport mega events in Brazil The collection will be of interest to scholars and students with an interest in Sports Studies, History, Politics, Geography, Cultural Studies and Sociology.

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