In Foreign Fields : The Politics and Experiences of Transnational Sport Migration
Despite a great deal of romance surrounding international celebrity athletes, the vast majority of transnational sport migrants - players, journalists, coaches, administrators and medical personnel - toil far away from the limelight. Thomas F. Carter traces their lives, routes and experiences, documenting their travels and travails.
He argues that far from the ease of mobility that celebrity sports stars enjoy, the vast majority of transnational sports migrants make huge sacrifices and labour under political restrictions, often enforced by sport's governing bodies.
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- Paperback | 248 pages
- 135 x 215 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
- 08 Sep 2011
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
- 6 maps
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Table of contents
Introduction: Sowing Transnational Fields
1. Routes and Strategies of Transnational Migration
2. Striding Across Fields of Global Sport
3. Tensions of Sovereignty and Citizenship
4. NEOsport and the Production of Transnational Sport Migrants
5. Family Matters: Negotiating the Risks and Costs of Mobility
6. Illegal Motion: Undocumented Migration and the Production of Illegality
Concluding Remarks: Experiencing the Politics of Transnational Migration
About Thomas F. Carter