Sport, Politics and Society in the Arab World

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byMahfoud Amara

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This book explores the significance of sport in the understanding of past and current societal dynamics in the Arab world. It examines sport in relation to cultural, political and economic changes in the Arab World, including nation-state building, the formation of national identity and international relations in post-colonial context.

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This book explores the significance of sport in the understanding of past and current societal dynamics in the Arab world. It examines sport in relation to cultural, political and economic changes in the Arab World, including nation-state building, the formation of national identity and international relations in post-colonial context.

MAHFOUD AMARALecturer at Loughborough University, UK. His principal research interest is in sport policy and politics in Arab and Muslim contexts. He has published material on the politics and business of sport in the region.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.57 × 5.67 × 0.78 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230307922

ISBN - 13:9780230307926

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Complexity of Questioning Modern Sports in the Arab (and Islamic) Context, in 'Late Modernity'
Sport and Development in the Arab World
Football in Post-Colonial and Toward Post-Conflict Algeria
The Development and the Challenges of Sport Broadcasting Industry in the Arab World
Elite Sport Policies and Politics in North Africa
Development Through Sport in the Arabian Peninsula
The Arab World in the Global Sporting Arena: An Islamic Perspective
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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'[t]his book makes a distinctive and sophisticated contribution to the broader debate about the future direction of the Arab world . . . it deserves to be widely read.' - International Journal of the History of Sport

'an important contribution.' - Middle East Journal