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Sport, politics and society in the Arab world

Author: Mahfoud Amara
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Global culture and sport.
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This book explores the significance of sport in the understanding of past and current societal dynamics in the Arab world. It examines sport in relation to cultural, political and economic changes in the Arab World, including nation-state building, the formation of national identity and international relations in post-colonial context. This book sets out a new critical perspective on our understanding of the society  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mahfoud Amara
ISBN: 9780230307926 0230307922
OCLC Number: 748328908
Description: ix, 192 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction ----
1. Sport and Development, or Development through Sport in the Arab World ---
2. Football in Post-Colonial and "Post-Conflict" Algeria ---
3. The Growth and Challenges of the Sport Broadcasting Market in the Arab World ---
4. Sport Policies and Politics in North Africa ---
5. The Business of Sport in the Arabian Peninsula ---
6. The Arab World in the Global Sporting Arena: An Islamic Perspective ----
General Conclusion and the Way Forward for Research on Sport in the Arab World.
Series Title: Global culture and sport.
Responsibility: Mahfoud Amara.
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