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Sport, cultures and identities in South Africa

Author: John Nauright
Publisher: London [u.a.] : Leicester Univ. Press, 1997.
Series: Sport and nation
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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The meanings attached to sports in South African societies, past and present, are explored in this book, which focuses particularly on the part played by the prominent team sports of rugby, soccer  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Nauright
ISBN: 0718500490 9780718500498 0718500725 9780718500726
OCLC Number: 243899939
Description: x, 214 S. : ill., Kt.
Contents: The making of modern South African history and sport; imperial games - the emergence of white-dominated sport in South Africa; respectability, urban culture and the development of modern sport in South Africa's black communities; white-tribe dreaming - rugby, politics and white identities in "white" South Africa 1948-1990; the development of soccer and urban black culture and identity; "no normal sport in an abnormal society" - apartheid, the rise of non-racial sport and international boycott movements 1958-1990; South Africa in union? - sport "unity", identities and the Rainbow Nation; the burden of the past - (re)presentation, history, sport and society in the Rainbow Nation.
Series Title: Sport and nation
Responsibility: John Nauright.
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