Race, Sport and Politics

Race, Sport and Politics
The Sporting Black Diaspora

© 2010 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

Introduction: Sport, the Black Athlete and the Remaking of Race
Sporting Resistance: Thinking Race and Sport Diasporically
Sporting Redemption: Violence, Desire and the Politics of Freedom
Sporting Negritude: Commodity Blackness and the Liberation of Failure
Sporting Multiculturalism: Nationalism, Belonging and Identity
Conclusion: Race, Sport and the Post-Colonial

The book was being considered as a supplemental text for my Social Problems course. Another text was adopted that focused on global problems.

Mr JoAnn Worthington
Sociol and Behavioral Sciences, Joliet Junior College
June 18, 2012

Engaging and relevant to anyone interested in the role sport has played in the political arena of 'race' equality.
The author contextualises the issues and complexities of (re)cognition of the Black athlete.

Ms Heather Allison
HALE, London Metropolitan Uni (City Campus)
December 19, 2011

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Chapter 1: Sporting Resistance: Thinking Race and Sport Diasporically

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