Sport, Cultures, and Identities in South Africa

Author: John Nauright

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780718500726

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 214

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The meanings attached to sports in South African societies, past and present, are explored in this book, which focuses particularly on the part played by the prominent team sports of rugby, soccer and cricket in the creation of social divisions and unities over the course of South African history. In the past, only white South Africans could represent "South Africa" in international sport. Now, formerly white-dominated sports have been promoted as unifying forces for a nation in the process of forging a new national identity. The book considers the history and changing meanings attached to particular sports in the old and new South Africas, and how sport is being used and abused today.
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Rugby and the South African Nation

Sport, Cultures, Politics, and Power in the Old and New South Africas

Author: David Ross Black,David R. Black,John Nauright

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719049323

Category: History

Page: 163

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Rugby and the South African Nationexplores the complex and controversial role of rugby union in the politics and cultures of South Africa, from its emergence as a settler dominion in the early twentieth century through to the post-apartheid era. Conventional historical and political analyses of South Africa have frequently neglected the vital role of sport in general, and rugby in particular, in this fascinating society. This book seeks to fill this gap through a critical interpretation of rugby’s role in the development of white society, its virtually ignored role in African communities, its role in shaping significant social divisions and its centrality to the apartheid era “power elite.” It also considers the powerful influence of international rugby in forging a racist “national’ identity.” Finally, it examines the varying meanings attached to rugby in the new South Africa from broad euphoria to a more narrow nostalgic appeal for many white rugby supporters with particular emphasis on the 1995 Rugby World Cup hosted and won by South Africa.
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Sport and National Identity in the Post-War World

Author: Senior Research Fellow Department of Historical and International Studies Dilwyn Porter,Dilwyn Porter,Adrian Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113445693X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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This book provides a broad range of international case-studies to examine how sport has helped to shape national identities, and how national cultures have shaped contemporary sport.
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Identity and Nation in African Football

Fans, Community and Clubs

Author: C. Onwumechili,G. Akindes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137355816

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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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.
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The South African game

sport and racism

Author: Robert Archer,Antoine Bouillon

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 352

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Südafrika, Geschichte, Sportspiele, Rassenfrage.
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Sport Past and Present in South Africa

(Trans)forming the Nation

Author: Scarlett Cornelissen,Albert Grundlingh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317988582

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book provides an interpretation of sport in contemporary South Africa through an historical account of the evolution and social ramifications of sport in the twentieth century. It comprises chapters which trace the growth of sports such as football, cricket, surfing, boxing and rugby, and considers their relationship to aspects of racial identity, masculinity, femininity, political and social development in the country. The book also draws out the wider geo-political significance of South African sport, placing it in the context of the development of sport both elsewhere on the African continent and internationally. The history of sport has seen significant international growth over the past few decades. For the most part, however, the history of sport in Africa has remained largely untraced. By detailing the way in which sport’s development in South Africa overlapped with major socio-political processes on the wider African continent, this volume seeks to narrow the gap. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
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The Race Game

Sport and Politics in South Africa

Author: Douglas Booth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136313540

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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1999 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year Douglas Booth looks at the role of sport in the fostering of a new national identity in South Africa. He analyzes the effect of the 30-year sport boycott but concludes that sport will never unite South Africans except in the most fleeting and superficial manner.
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Gender, Sport and Development in Africa

Cross-cultural Perspectives on Patterns of Representations and Marginalization

Author: Jimoh Shehu

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 286978306X

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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Drawing on various theories and cross-cultural data, the contributors to this volume highlight the various ways in which sport norms, policies, practices and representations pervasively interface with gender and other socially constructed categories of difference. They argue that sport is not only a site of competition and physical recreation, but also a crossroad where features of modern society such as hegemony, identities, democracy, technology, development and master statuses intertwine and bifurcate. As they point out in many ways, sport production, reproduction, distribution and consumption are relational, spatial and contextual and, therefore, do not pay off for men, women and other social groups equally. The authors draw attention to the structure and scope of efforts needed to transform the exclusionary and gendered nature of sport processes to make them adequate to the task of engendering Africa's development. --
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Sport, Culture and Society

An Introduction

Author: Grant Jarvie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415306478

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 414

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This exciting new undergraduate textbook introduces the reader to the broad and complex relationship between sport, culture and society, and critically examines the key assumptions that we hold with regard to the nature of sport.
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Ethnicity, Sport, Identity

Struggles for Status

Author: J. A. Mangan,Andrew Ritchie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714655740

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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The struggle for status within sport is a microcosm of the struggle for rights, freedom and recognition within society. Injustices within sport often reflect larger injustices in society as a whole. In South Africa, for example, sport has been crucial in advancing the rights and liberty of oppressed groups. The geographical and chronological range of the essays in Ethnicity, Sport, Identity reveal the global role of sport in this advance. The collection examines cases of discrimination directed at individuals or groups, resulting in their exclusion from full participation in sport and their consequent struggle for inclusion. It shows how ethnic and national identity are sources of social cohesion and political assertion within sport, and it illustrates the manner in which sport has served to project ethnicity in various, often contradictory ways. It depicts sport as an agent of conservatism and radicalism, superiority and subordination, confidence and lack of confidence, and as a source of disenfranchisement and enfranchisement. That sport has been, and continues to be, a potent means of both ethnic restriction and release can no longer be ignored.
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