Class, Race and Sport in South Africa’s Political Economy (RLE Sports Studies)

1st Edition

Grant Jarvie

Routledge
Published May 20, 2016
Reference - 116 Pages
ISBN 9781138991378 - CAT# Y210316
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Sports Studies

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Summary

In recent years the interest in the patterns and policies of South African sport has grown. This book examines the increasingly complex issue of race, class and sport in the context of South African social relations. The author disputes evaluations made purely on the question of race, maintaining that it is important to examine the complex interaction between racial and class dynamics as a background for understanding the South African way of life. The book demonstrates that sport must be understood in the context of the ensemble of social relations characterizing the South African social formation.

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