Routledge Handbook of Sport in Africa

Routledge Handbook of Sport in Africa

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Sport has been a component of African cultural life for several hundred years. In today's globalised world, Africans and Africa have become a vital part of the international sporting landscape. This is the first book to attempt to survey the full historical, contemporary and geographical breadth of that landscape, drawing on multi-disciplinary scholarship and addressing key themes such as colonialism, ethnicity and sporting integration, migration, global sporting politics, mega-events, international sporting organisations, indigenous peoples, and development. It is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in sport studies, sport history, African history or African culture.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 171 x 248mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138885207
  • 9781138885202

About John Nauright

John Nauright is Professor of Sport and Leisure Cultures and Director of the Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies at the University of Brighton, UK. He was previously Founding Co-Director of The Center for Research on Sport and Leisure in Society and Founding Director of the Academy of International Sport at George Mason University in Virginia, USA. His four-volume co-edited work Sports Around the World: History, Culture and Practice (ABC-CLIO, 2012) was named by Library Journal as a Best Reference Work for 2012. His other recent works include: The Routledge Companion to Sports History (2010) and Long Run to Freedom: Sport Cultures and Identities in South Africa (2010) and Soccer Around the World (2014). In total he has authored or edited 15 books in sports studies with case studies from around the world, as well as authoring over 60 refereed journal articles. His current research projects include: Sport and the British world; Sussex bonfires in history and heritage practice; Representations of native peoples in sporting and popular cultural contexts. His co-edited collection Beyond CLR James: Race and Ethnicity in Sport appears in Autum 2014 with University of Arkansas Press.

Mahfoud Amara is Deputy Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies and Research at Loughborough University, UK. His principal research area is comparative sports policy, and he has a specific interest in sport in Arab and Muslim contexts (society, history, culture, religion, economy, Political and philosophical thoughts). He has published material onã the politics of the Pan-Arab Games, sport in colonial and post-colonial Algeria, sport and media in the Arab world, sport and modernisation debate in the Gulf region; sport development and development through sport in the Arab World. His other research interest is sport, multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue. He is recognized as the leading expert on sport in North Africa and the Middle East.
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Table of contents

Introduction 1. Ancient Egyptian Games and Contests 2. Sporting Cultures in Pre-Colonial West Africa 3. Sporting Cultures in Pre-Colonial Eastern and Southern Africa 4. North African Sporting Cultures to 1900 5. Missionaries and the Spread of Sport in Sub-Saharan Africa 6. Colonialism and Sport in Settler Regions of Africa 7. British Imperialism and African Sport 8. French Imperialism and North African Sport 9. French Imperialism and West African Sport 10. African Sport and Other Colonized Regions (Portuguese, Spanish, German, Belgian, Italian) 11. Sport and the Struggle for Independence 12. Africa and the Struggle Against Apartheid Sport 13. Africa and International Sports Organizations in the Globalised Era 14. African Women and Modern Sport 15. The African Diaspora and Sport in the Americas and Beyond 16. The Globalized Zulu and Africa in Global Sport Imagery 17. African Migration and Global Sport 18. North Africa and International Sports in the Postcolonial Era 19. The Black Body and Sports Performance Debates 20. Africa and the Sport for Development and Peace Project 21. Africa and Sports Tourism Conclusion: Making African Sport in the 21st Century
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