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Sport has been a component of African cultural life for several hundred years. In today's globalized world, Africans and Africa have become a vital part of the international sporting landscape. This is the first book to attempt to survey the historical, contemporary and geographical breadth of that landscape, drawing on multidisciplinary scholarship from around the world.
To gain an understanding of sport in Africa and its contributions to the global sports world, one must first consider the ways in which sport itself is a terrain of conflict and represents another symbolic territory to conquer. Addressing key themes such as colonialism, globalization, migration, apartheid, politics and international relations, sports media and broadcasting, ethnobranding, sports tourism and the African diaspora in Europe and the United States, this collection of original scholarship offers a significant contribution to this burgeoning field of research.
Sport in the African World is fascinating reading for all students and scholars with an interest in sport studies, sport history, African history or African culture.
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John Nauright is Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation at the University of North Texas, USA. Until May 2016 he was Professor of Sport and Leisure Management at the University of Brighton, UK. He is the author and editor of many books including the award-winning Making Men: Rugby and Masculine Identity, the Routledge Companion to Sports History and Sport Around the World: History, Culture and Practice Mahfoud Amara is Assistant Professor in Sport Management and Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Qatar University. Before joining Qatar University, he was Lecturer in Sport Policy and Management and the Deputy Director of the Centre for Olympic Studies and Research in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. Dr Amara has a specific interest in sport business, culture and politics in Arab and Muslim contexts
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