South Africa and the Global Game

Football, Apartheid and Beyond

Author: Peter Alegi,Chris Bolsmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317968182

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 186

View: 3373

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

View: 6736

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.

The Containment of Soccer in Australia

Fencing Off the World Game

Author: Christopher J. Hallinan,John E. Hughson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317965728

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

View: 3894

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, outdoor soccer was the second most popular organized sport for Australian children after swimming. It far outstripped the popularity of the three other football codes that are played in Australia – rugby league, rugby union and Australian Rules football. Yet the soccer participation phenomenon in Australia is matched neither by the media coverage of the game in these countries, nor by the academic interest in the game. With a few notable exceptions in academic sports history, the game of soccer remains understudied in comparison with the other football codes. And, apart from some interest that is generated by World Cup campaigns, the media coverage of soccer is largely marginalized, and becomes most emphasized when reporting on aspects of ‘hooligan’ crowd behaviour. This book investigates some of the ways that soccer has been maintained as marginal to Australian identity, and why the sport remains vitally important to some marginalized groups within these communities. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Ethnicity and Race in Association Football

Case Study analyses in Europe, Africa and the USA

Author: David Hassan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351567705

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 9402

The relationship between association football, race and ethnicity has received increasing levels of attention from academics and commentators throughout the world over recent years. As their national professional leagues reflect the multicultural nature of most global developed societies so the focus of sports scholars and others have been drawn to this field of enquiry and this has produced some impressive works. These have included rich examinations of such issues at the level of the nation-state and the aim of this collection is to considerably enhance this dedicated strand of academic research. Drawing upon case studies from Europe, Africa and the USA, this book offers readers an exceptional level of coverage as it scrutinises issues of race and ethnicity in a number of novel settings worldwide. It also brings together many of the leading researchers in this field and thereby offers the reader a single, dedicated reference point for much of the contemporary research work taking place throughout the world at this time. This bookw as published a sa special issue of Soccer and Society.

Laduma!

Soccer, Politics and Society in South Africa

Author: Peter Alegi

Publisher: University of Natal Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 221

View: 4967

In South Africa there are times when nothing is more important than soccer (football). Laduma! is an immensely informative and vital account of the history of the game in South Africa. In explaining how soccer - a sport imported with colonialism - came to be a mainstay of black sporting experience, it explores the Africanization of the game with the introduction of rituals and magic, and the emergence of distinctive playing styles. Using archival research, interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements and photos, Laduma! chronicles the impact of indigenous sporting traditions such as stick fighting, the rise of Orlando Pirates, the emergence of rivals Moroka Swallows, and the power struggles between different football associations and white authorities. Soccer influenced class and generational divisions, shaped masculine identities, and served as a mobilizing force for township and political organizations. Laduma! embodies sporting history at its best and will be of interest to ardent soccer fans as well as more serious scholars of African history.

Power Games

A Critical Sociology of Sport

Author: John Peter Sugden,Alan Tomlinson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415251006

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 1606

Critical and radical perspectives have been central to the emergence of the sociology of sport as a discipline in its own right. This ground-breaking new book is the first to offer a comprehensive theory and method for a critical sociology of sport. It argues that class, political economy, hegemony and other concepts central to the radical tradition are essential for framing, understanding and changing social and political relations within sport and between sport and society. The book draws upon the disciplines of politics, sociology, history and philosophy to provide a critical analysis of power relations throughout the world of sport, while offering important new case studies from such diverse sporting contexts as the Olympics, world football, boxing, cricket, tennis and windsurfing. In the process, it addresses key topics such as: * nations and nationalism * globalisation * race * gender * political economy. Power Games can be used as a complete introduction to the study of sport and society. And will be essential reading for any serious student of sport. At the same time, it is a provocative book that by argument and example challenges those who research and write about sport to make their work relevant to social and political reform.

Encyclopedia of Law and Society

American and Global Perspectives

Author: David S. Clark

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 1808

View: 8543

The Encyclopedia of Law and Society is the largest comprehensive and international treatment of the law and society field. With an Advisory Board of 62 members from 20 countries and six continents, the three volumes of this state-of-the-art resource represent interdisciplinary perspectives on law from sociology, criminology, cultural anthropology, political science, social psychology, and economics. By globalizing the Encyclopedia's coverage, American and international law and society will be better understood within its historical and comparative context.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 2293

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.

Annuaire Des Organisations Internationales

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International agencies

Page: N.A

View: 9859

Beginning in 1983/84 published in 3 vols., with expansion to 6 vols. by 2007/2008: vol. 1--Organization descriptions and cross references; vol. 2--Geographic volume: international organization participation; vol. 3--Subject volume; vol. 4--Bibliography and resources; vol. 5--Statistics, visualizations and patterns; vol. 6--Who's who in international organizations. (From year to year some slight variations in naming of the volumes).

Voodoo im Strafraum

Fussball und Magie in Afrika

Author: Oliver Becker

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406601316

Category: Magic

Page: 198

View: 9707

Romeo und Jabulile

eine südafrikanische Liebesgeschichte

Author: Lutz van Dijk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473524624

Category:

Page: 112

View: 1309

Von der freiwilligen Knechtschaft des Menschen

Author: Étienne de La Boétie

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861996006

Category: Fiction

Page: 36

View: 8289

Étienne de La Boétie: Von der freiwilligen Knechtschaft des Menschen Discours de la servitude volontaire. Erstdruck: 1574. Hier in der Übersetzung von Gustav Landauer. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Statue von Étienne de La Boétie in Sarlat-la-Canéda, fotografiert von Tommy-Boy. Ausschnitt, Lizenz: CC BY-SA 4.0, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.de https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: Statue_d'Étienne_de_La_Boétie.JPG. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 12 pt.

Frieden mit friedlichen Mitteln

Friede und Konflikt, Entwicklung und Kultur

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322958221

Category: Social Science

Page: 476

View: 3139

Us vs. All - Sport, Identität und Nationalismus in den USA

Author: Felix Maier-Lenz

Publisher: Sudwestdeutscher Verlag Fur Hochschulschriften AG

ISBN: 9783838135977

Category:

Page: 256

View: 2884

Die Besonderheiten der amerikanischen Sportkultur haben den Olympischen Spielen eine erhohte Bedeutung fur die Darstellung amerikanischer Identitat und amerikanischen Nationalismus verschafft. Die Zusammensetzung des Sportraumes aus den dreieinhalb Nationalsportarten ist eine Quelle nationalen Zusammengehorigkeitsgefuhls, bedingt aber gleichzeitig auch die nationale Bedeutung der Olympiade. Durch das Ende des Kalten Krieges hat sich nicht nur politisch, sondern auch im Sport eine Veranderung der amerikanischen Identitat vollzogen: Statt des West-Ost-Konfliktes mit einem klaren Feindbild ( Us vs. Them") definiert sich die internationale Komponente der amerikanischen Sportwelt heute uber eine Art Wir-gegen-Alle-Model. Gut erkennbar ist diese Veranderung bei den wahrend und nach dem Kalten Krieg in den USA ausgetragenen Spielen, also Los Angeles 1984, Atlanta 1996 und Salt Lake City 2002. In diesen Fallen muss man sich nicht nur auf amerikanische Berichterstattung und Sportler konzentrieren, sondern bekommt einen Einblick in die wirtschaftlichen, politischen und kulturellen Einflusse, die die Austragung, beziehungsweise Inszenierung der Olympischen Spiele massgeblich beeinflussen."

Tourismusräume

Zur soziokulturellen Konstruktion eines globalen Phänomens

Author: Karlheinz Wöhler,Andreas Pott,Vera Denzer

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839411947

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 8120

Die Konstruktion von Tourismusräumen ist von verschiedenen gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Prozessen begleitet. Welche Räume der Wahrnehmung, Nutzung und Aneignung werden dabei hergestellt? Wie gestaltet sich die soziale und kulturelle Produktion von Tourismusräumen? Die Beiträge dieses Bandes nähern sich diesen Fragen anhand unterschiedlicher gegenstandsbezogener Analysen. Zugleich wird aus kulturgeographischer und kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive das Potenzial der unterschiedlichen »Cultural Turns« für die empirische Analyse tourismusbezogener Fragestellungen ausgelotet.