Sport and Challenges to Racism

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With an international line-up of contributors, this book examines challenges to racism in and through sport. It addresses the different agents of change in the context of wider socio-political shifts and explores issues of policy formation, practices in sport and anti-racism in sport, and the challenge to sport today.

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With an international line-up of contributors, this book examines challenges to racism in and through sport. It addresses the different agents of change in the context of wider socio-political shifts and explores issues of policy formation, practices in sport and anti-racism in sport, and the challenge to sport today.

JONATHAN LONG is a Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. His primary research interests are with issues of social justice and social change, which have resulted in him directing a suite of projects on the nature and extent of racism in sport. He is also on the Accreditation Panel for the Equality Standard for professional fo...

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Format:PerfectDimensions:283 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230236154

ISBN - 13:9780230236158

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Lord Herman Ouseley
Introduction: Positioning Anti-Racism in Sport and Sport in Anti-Racism; J.Long & K.Spracklen
Thinking 'Race' and Ethnicity in (Dutch) Sports Policy and Research; J.van Sterkenburg
PART I: PRACTICES
'In This Shrinking World': 'Race', the Olympics and the Wind of Change; S.Wagg
The Post-Apartheid Scenario in South Africa; S.Ramsamy
Using Charters and Standards to Promote Anti-Racism in Sport; K.Spracklen & J.Long
'What I said was racist - but I'm not a racist': Anti-Racism and the White Sports/Media Complex; B.Carrington
Race Matters In Australian Sport; C.Tatz
PART II: IDENTITIES 
Natural Born Athletes? Australian Aboriginal People and the Double-edged Lure of Professional Sport; D.Adair & M.Stronach
Just a Dream? Structure, Power, and Agency in Basketball; S.N.Brooks
Global Integration in the Nation: The Emergence of Non-white Athletes and Antiracist Initiatives in Norwegian Elite Sport; M.Andersson
Gender and Cultural Diversity in Australian Sport; C.Foley, T.Taylor & H.Maxwell
PART III: CHALLENGES
Marching Altogether? Football Fans Taking a Stand Against Racism; P.Thomas
It's Not as Simple as Black and White: Challenging Racism in Professional Football through Locally Grounded Multi-agency Collaboration; S.Bradbury
Does Diversity in Sport Reduce Racial Prejudice?; G.B.Cunningham
Too Radical? Critical Race Theory and Sport Against Racism in Ireland; K.Hylton
So What Has Changed (and What has to Change)?; J.Long & K.Spracklen
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