The Politics of Sport in South Asia

1st Edition

Subhas Ranjan Chakraborty, Shantanu Chakrabarti, Kingshuk Chatterjee

Routledge
Published December 12, 2013
Reference - 214 Pages
ISBN 9780415850056 - CAT# Y151136
Series: Sport in the Global Society

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Summary

Behind the spectacle of entertainment, sport is a subject with political issues at every level. These issues range from the social, with divisions created along gender and class lines, to the use of sport to pursue diplomatic and statecraft goals. In addition, some sports are positioned and promoted as national events both in public opinion and in the media.

This book seeks to explore some aspects of the notion of power in sport in south Asia and among south Asians abroad. The first two chapters deal with the internal societal dimensions of the politics of sport; the next three relate to the politics inside the sporting world in the subcontinent and its bridge with the broader arena of the society through the media, while the last five relate to the use of sports in statecraft, consensus building and international politics.

This book was based on two special issues of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

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