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Description - Sport Past and Present in South Africa by Scarlett Cornelissen

This book provides an interpretation of sport in contemporary South Africa through an historical account of the evolution and social ramifications of sport in the twentieth century. It comprises chapters which trace the growth of sports such as football, cricket, surfing, boxing and rugby, and considers their relationship to aspects of racial identity, masculinity, femininity, political and social development in the country. The book also draws out the wider geo-political significance of South African sport, placing it in the context of the development of sport both elsewhere on the African continent and internationally. The history of sport has seen significant international growth over the past few decades. For the most part, however, the history of sport in Africa has remained largely untraced. By detailing the way in which sport's development in South Africa overlapped with major socio-political processes on the wider African continent, this volume seeks to narrow the gap.

This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415552356
ISBN-10: 0415552354
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Scarlett Cornelissen

Scarlett Cornelissen is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Albert Grundlingh is Professor of History at Stellenbosch University.

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