Indigenous People, Race Relations and Australian Sport


Author: Christopher J. Hallinan,Barry Judd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134904495
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
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The Indigenous peoples of Australia have a proud history of participation and the achievement of excellence in Australian sports. Historically, Australian sports have provided a rare and important social context in which Indigenous Australians could engage with and participate in non-Indigenous society. Today, Indigenous Australian people in sports continue to provide important points of reference around which national public dialogue about racial and cultural relations in Australia takes place. Yet much media coverage surrounding these issues and almost all academic interest concerning Indigenous people and Australian sports is constructed from non-Indigenous perspectives. With a few notable exceptions, the racial and cultural implications of Australian sports as viewed from an Indigenous Australian Studies perspective remains understudied. The media coverage and academic discussion of Indigenous people and Australian sports is largely constructed within the context of Anglo-Australian nationalist discourse, and becomes most emphasised when reporting on aspects of ‘racial and cultural’ explanations of Indigenous sporting excellence and failures associated anomalous behaviour. This book investigates the many ways that Indigenous Australians have engaged with Australian sports and the racial and cultural readings that have been associated with these engagements. Questions concerning the importance that sports play in constructions of Australian indigeneities and the extent to which these have been maintained as marginal to Australian national identity are the central critical themes of this book. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Forty Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008

To Remember is to Resist
Author: Russell Field,Bruce Kidd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317989791
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 180
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1968 was a year of protest in civil society (Prague, Paris, Chicago) and a year of protest in sport. After a world-wide campaign, the anti-apartheid movement succeeded in barring South Africa from the Olympic Games, while US athletes from the Olympic Project for Human Rights used the medals podium to decry the racism of North America. Meanwhile, students in Mexico demonstrated against social priorities in Mexico, the host of the 1968 Games. These events contributed significantly to the rejection of the idea that sports are apolitical, and stimulated the scholarly study of sport across the social sciences. Leading up to the Beijing Olympic Games, similar dynamics were played out across the globe, while a campaign was underway to boycott the ‘Genocide Olympics’. The volume, To Remember is to Resist, came out of a three-day conference on sports, human rights and social change hosted by the University of Toronto forty years after Mexico and eighty days before the Beijing Opening Ceremony. The contributions to this volume capture the memories of activists who were "on the ground" using sport as a site for the struggle for human rights and provide scholarly examinations of past and current human rights movements in sport. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

South Africa and the Global Game

Football, Apartheid and Beyond
Author: Peter Alegi,Chris Bolsmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317968182
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 186
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Firmly situating South African teams, players, and associations in the international framework in which they have to compete, South Africa and the Global Game: Football, Apartheid, and Beyond presents an interdisciplinary analysis of how and why South Africa underwent a remarkable transformation from a pariah in world sport to the first African host of a World Cup in 2010. Written by an eminent team of scholars, this special issue and book aims to examine the importance of football in South African society, revealing how the black oppression transformed a colonial game into a force for political, cultural and social liberation. It explores how the hosting of the 2010 World Cup aims to enhance the prestige of the post-apartheid nation, to generate economic growth and stimulate Pan-African pride. Among the themes dealt with are race and racism, class and gender dynamics, social identities, mass media and culture, and globalization. This collection of original and insightful essays will appeal to specialists in African Studies, Cultural Studies, and Sport Studies, as well as to non-specialist readers seeking to inform themselves ahead of the 2010 World Cup. This book was published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

Global Perspectives on Football in Africa

Visualising the Game
Author: Susann Baller,Giorgio Miescher,Ciraj Rassool
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317965876
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 196
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Football, in many ways, is a visual endeavour. From the visual experience within the stadium itself to worldwide media representations, from advertisements to football art and artefacts: football is much about seeing and being seen, about watching, making visual and being visualised. The FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa has turned into a perfect example of the visual dimensions of football. Stadiums have been built and marketed as tourist attractions, mass media and internet platforms are advertising South African cities and venues, logos and emblems are displayed and celebrated, exhibitions are organised in museums world-wide. This book explores the social, cultural and political role of football in Africa by focusing on the issue of its visibility and invisibility. The contributions consider the history and present of football in different parts of Africa. They examine historical and recent pictures and images of football and football players, as well as places and spaces of their production and perception. They analyse the visual dimensions expressed in sports infrastructure, football media-scapes, and in expressive and material arts. This book thus contributes to the growing interest in football in Africa by exploring a new field of research into sports. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

Heroines of Sport

The Politics of Difference and Identity
Author: Jennifer Hargreaves
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415228480
Category: Social Science
Page: 284
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Heroines of Sport looks closely at different groups of women whose stories have been excluded from previous accounts of women's sports and female heroism. It focuses on five specific groups of women from different places in the world South African women; Muslim women from the Middle East; Aboriginal women from Australia and Canada; and lesbian and disabled women from different countries worldwide. It also asks searching questions about colonialism and neo-colonialism in the women's international sport movement. The particular groups of women featured in the book reflect the need to look at specific categories of difference relating to class, culture, disability, ethnicity, race, religion and sexual orientation. In her account, Jennifer Hargreaves reveals how the participation of women in sport across the world is tied to their sense of difference and identity. Based on original research each chapter includes material which relates to significant political and cultural developments. Heroines of Sport will be invaluable reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of sport sociology, and will also be relevant for students working in women's studies and other specialized fields, such as developments development studies or the politics of Aboriginality, disability, Islam, race and sexuality.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
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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.

Sports Around the World

History, Culture, and Practice
Author: John Nauright,Charles Parrish
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598843001
Category: Social Science
Page: 1848
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This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. * Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world * Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck * Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters * Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series * Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed

Labour History


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Labor unions
Page: N.A
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Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

American Book Publishing Record


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Games, Sports and Cultures


Author: Noel Dyck
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781859733127
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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An inclination to view games and sport as ephemeral, non-serious, and inconsequential has served to discourage the distinctive contribution that anthropology might make to the study of sport, as well as the rich insights that a fuller appreciation of sport might furnish to anthropology. This book brings a distinctively anthropological approach to the deep significance of sport and games in everyday life. Contributors examine individual and team sports and sporting practices, from 'football' (ie, soccer) to gymnastics, to unusual but nonetheless highly developed indigenous games such as Amerindian archery in South America and kabaddi in India. Sports are shown to provide a particularly revealing window through which to examine such topics as nationalism, transnationalism, ethnicity, class relations, the body, health, identity, gender, schooling and child rearing. Contributors also address contemporary concerns with narrative, practice theory, celebrity, mass media and entertainment, tourism and the consumption of cultural commodities. This accessible book will be of interest to students and scholars in anthropology, cultural studies, geography, sociology and sport sciences, as well as to anyone seeking an international perspective on the cultural, political, and economic salience of contemporary sport.

Australian Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781875589364
Category: Australia
Page: N.A
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Historical Abstracts

Modern history abstracts, 1450-1914
Author: Eric H. Boehm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History, Modern
Page: N.A
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Sociology in Today's World


Author: Brian Furze,Pauline Savy,Robert J. Brym,John Lie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0170193039
Category: Social sciences
Page: 546
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Explores why sociology is important and relevant to everyday life. This balanced, attractive, totally up-to-date text is unrivalled in its ability to get students to see the connections between themselves and the social world. It teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and shows how sociology can help us make sense of our lives. Conversational and engaging, it comprehensively covers key aspects and current issues in Australian and New Zealand society, whilst emphasising the importance of diversity and a global perspective. It stands out for its ability to present sociological concepts in a fresh, contemporary light, offering examples from music, sports, movies, TV, fashion, the internet and other elements of popular culture.

ALTERNATIVE PRESS INDEX


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Publisher: N.A
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Homo sacer

Die souveräne Macht und das nackte Leben
Author: Giorgio Agamben
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 351878420X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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Der homo sacer ist die Verkörperung einer archaischen römischen Rechtsfigur: Zwar durfte er straflos getötet, nicht aber geopfert werden, was auch seine Tötung sinnlos und ihn gleichsam unberührbar machte – woraus sich der Doppelsinn von sacer als ›verflucht‹ und ›geheiligt‹ ableitet. Giorgio Agamben stellt im Anschluß an Foucault und als philosophische Korrektur von dessen Konzept der Biopolitik die These auf, daß Biopolitik, indem sie den Menschen auf einen biologischen Nullwert zurückzuführen versucht, das nackte Leben zum eigentlichen Subjekt der Moderne macht. Ausgehend von Carl Schmitts Souveränitätskonzept, kommt Agamben zu einer Interpretation des Konzentrationslagers als »nomos der Moderne«, wo Recht und Tat, Regel und Ausnahme, Leben und Tod ununterscheidbar werden. In den zwischen Leben und Tod siechenden Häftlingen, aber auch in den Flüchtlingen von heute sieht er massenhaft real gewordene Verkörperungen des homo sacer und des nackten Lebens. Die philosophische Begründung dessen, daß diese Möglichkeit keineswegs nur historisch ist, hat eine Diskussion entfacht, die weit über Italien und Europa hinausreicht.

Books for College Libraries: Social sciences


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780838901786
Category: Academic libraries
Page: 6
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Australian National Bibliography


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ISBN: N.A
Category: Australia
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Voss

Roman
Author: Patrick White
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462411446
Category: Fiction
Page: 452
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Um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts treffen sich in Sydney die Teilnehmer einer Expedition, die im Auftrag einiger wohlhabender Bürger der Kolonie das unbekannte Innere des australischen Kontinents erforschen soll. Ihr Leiter ist Johann Ulrich Voß, ein deutscher Wissenschaftler. In der betriebsamen Atmosphäre der aufblühenden Hauptstadt von Neu-Südwales mit ihren Kaufleuten und Offizieren, den verwöhnten und schönen Frauen einer reichen, selbstzufriedenen Gesellschaft lernt der spröde, aber von unbändigem Willen besessene Voß Laura Trevelyan, eine junge Waise, kennen. Obwohl es nur zu einer flüchtigen Begegnung kommt und Voß bald darauf mit seiner Expedition die Stadt verläßt, soll eine seltsam tiefe Leidenschaft ihrer beider Schicksal eng verketten.Die Expedition bringt unvorstellbare Anstrengungen und Entbehrungen. Die physischen Belastungen, denen die Männer in einer mächtigen, dem Menschen feindlichen Natur unterworfen sind, die Zerwürfnisse unter ihnen, die Überfälle der Ureinwohner und schließlich der tragische Ausgang des Unternehmens sind die äußeren Geschehnisse, die Patrick White in einer ironisch-realistischen, an kühnen Bildern und eigenwilligen Metaphern reichen Sprache schildert.Gleichsam auf einer zweiten Bühne spielen sich die Vorgänge in Sydney ab, wo Laura die wahre Wirklichkeit ihres Lebens in jenen Visionen erlebt, in denen sie Voß auf seinem Schicksalsweg begleitet und über Raum und Zeit hinweg an seinem vermessenen Streben, an seiner Niederlage und inneren Wandlung leidenschaftlichen Anteil nimmt. So wird in den farbigen Kulissen des kolonialen Lebens eine Welt hintergründiger Beziehungen und magischer Verstrickungen sichtbar, in der sich die zwiespältige Persönlichkeit des deutschen Forschers Voß zu legendärer Größe entfaltet.