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Global Culture and Sport Series

Sports and The Global South

Work, Play and Resistance In Sri Lanka

Authors: Biyanwila, Janaka

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  • Argues for the reimagining of the pleasure of sports in terms of transforming work and play
  • Explores authoritarian sports cultures and sports workers’ resistance of hierarchical sports cultures
  • Highlights the violence in both sports and market-driven development of sports consumer markets in the Global South
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68502-1
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About this book

This book reimagines the pleasures of sports and provides a critical perspective from the Global South. Analysing the spread of sports markets in Sri Lanka along with a range of struggles, the book highlights how the celebration of ‘sportive nationalism,’ promoting sports markets in the Global South reinforces patriarchal ethno-nationalist authoritarian sports cultures.

By explaining how the realm of social reproduction involving households and communities is integral for play and sports, the book challenges the market-driven ‘sports and development’ agenda while arguing for a ‘sports commons.’ By foregrounding issues of justice and care, the book highlights how struggles for recognition, redistribution and representation are central to reimagining sports within an alternative notion of work, play and resistance.

About the authors

S. Janaka Biyanwila is a former Olympic athlete, former Sri Lanka national diving champion, and a published author with a PhD in Organisational and Labour Studies from the University of Western Australia.

Reviews

“S. Janaka Biyanwila is to be congratulated on the extent and breadth of his research. His material on developments in the South and in Sri Lanka, in particular, make a valuable contribution to the growing literature on the divide between the myths and reality of sport as it spreads and intensifies its reach across the globe.” (Braham Dabscheck, The Economic and Labour Relations Review, Vol. 29 (04), December, 2018)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68502-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68501-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09837-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sports and The Global South
Book Subtitle
Work, Play and Resistance In Sri Lanka
Authors
Series Title
Global Culture and Sport Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68502-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68502-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68501-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09837-7
Series ISSN
2662-3404
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 375
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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