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Forty years of sport and social change, 1968-2008 : "to remember is to resist"

Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Sport in the global society., Contemporary perspectives.
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"1968 was a year of protest in civil society (Prague, Paris, Chicago) and a year of protest in sport. After a world-wide campaign, the anti-apartheid movement succeeded in barring South Africa from the Olympic Games, while US athletes from the Olympic Project for Human Rights used the medals podium to decry the racism of North America. Meanwhile, students in Mexico demonstrated against social priorities in Mexico,
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780415488549 0415488540
OCLC Number: 309686289
Description: xiv, 175 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Foreword : 1968 and all that : social change and the social sciences of sport / Peter Donnelly --
'To remember is to resist' : an introduction / Russell Field --
Remembering. The conservative vision of the amateur ideal and its paradoxical whitening power : the story of Valerie Jerome in 1950s and 1960s Canadian track and field / Valerie Jerome and Stuart Parker --
The athlete as Sisyphus : reflections of an athlete advocate / Ann Peel --
Tony Suze's reflections on the importance of sport in the struggle to end Apartheid / Chuck Korr --
The untold story of Robben Island : sports and the anti-Apartheid movement / Anthony Suze --
Resisting. 'In good conscience' : Andy Flower, Henry Olonga and the death of democracy in Zimbabwe / Callie Batts --
Social change and popular culture : seminal developments at the interface of race, sport and society / Harry Edwards --
Anti-Apartheid boycotts and the affective economies of struggle : the case of Aotearoa New Zealand --
It's not just sport : Delhi and the Olympic torch relay / Boria Majumdar and Nalin Mehta --
Between small everyday practices and glorious symbolic acts : sport-based resistance against the communist regime in Czechoslovakia / Dino Numerato --
Continuing contemporary struggles. The ambiguities of development : implications for 'development through sport' / David R. Black --
One day, one goal? : PUMA, corporate philanthropy and the cultural politics of brand 'Africa' / Michael D. Giardina --
'No Olympics on stolen native land' : contesting Olympic narrative and asserting indigenous rights within the discourse of the 2010 Vancouver Games / Christine M. O'Bonsawin --
Epilogue : the struggles must continue / Bruce Kidd.
Series Title: Sport in the global society., Contemporary perspectives.
Responsibility: edited by Russell Field and Bruce Kidd.
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