Global Culture and Sport Series

Sport, Protest and Globalisation

Stopping Play

Editors: Dart, Jon, Wagg, Stephen (Eds.)

  • Examines sport and political protest at a global level
  • Offers transnational and interdisciplinary case studies
  • Covers social protests relating to race, environmentalism, social injustice and gender
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This volume is built around three assumptions - first, that for huge numbers people around the world, including many sport lovers, there are more important things in life than sport; second, that the governance of sport is in many ways problematic and needs to be confronted; and, third, that contrary to the still-popular belief that sport and politics don't mix, sport often provides an ideal theatre for the enacting of political protest. The book contains studies of a range of protests, stretching back to the death of suffragist Emily Davison at the Derby of 1913 and encompassing subsequent protests against the exclusion of women from the sporting arena; the Berlin Olympics of 1936; Western imperialism; the Mexico Olympics, 1968; the state racism of apartheid in South Africa; the effect of the global golf industry on ecosystems; Israeli government policy; resistance to the various attempts to bring the Olympic Games to Canadian and American cities; the cutting of welfare benefits for disabled British citizens; class privilege in the UK; Russian anti-gay laws; and high public spending on sport mega-events in Brazil. The collection will be of interest to scholars and students with an interest in Sports Studies, History, Politics, Geography, Cultural Studies and Sociology.

About the authors

Jon Dart is Senior Lecturer in the Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Beckett University, UK. He has published on topics such as the political economy of sport and social media, sports fandom and sports policy in the Middle East. He has a particular interest in future of the relationship between sport and the social sciences within UK higher education institutions. 

Stephen Wagg is Professor in the Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Beckett University, UK. He has written widely on the politics of sport, as well as on the politics of childhood and of comedy. His latest book is The London Olympics of 2012: Politics, Promises and Legacy (Palgrave, 2015) and he edited The Palgrave Handbook of Olympic Studies (Palgrave, 2012) with Helen Jefferson Lenskyj.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Sport and Protest

    Dart, Jon (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

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  • ‘Deeds, Not Words’: Emily Wilding Davison and the Epsom Derby 1913 Revisited

    Osborne, Carol

    Pages 17-34

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  • Women’s Olympics: Protest, Strategy or Both?

    Lenskyj, Helen Jefferson

    Pages 35-50

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  • A Most Contentious Contest: Politics and Protests at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

    Large, David Clay (et al.)

    Pages 51-75

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  • Splitting the World of International Sport: The 1963 Games of the New Emerging Forces and the Politics of Challenging the Global Sport Order

    Field, Russell

    Pages 77-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sport, Protest and Globalisation
Book Subtitle
Stopping Play
Editors
  • Jon Dart
  • Stephen Wagg
Series Title
Global Culture and Sport Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46492-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-46492-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46491-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 373
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