Class, Race and Sport in South Africa’s Political Economy (RLE Sports Studies)
By Grant Jarvie
Routledge – 2014 – 116 pages
In recent years the interest in the patterns and policies of South African sport has grown. This book examines the increasingly complex issue of race, class and sport in the context of South African social relations. The author disputes evaluations made purely on the question of race, maintaining that it is important to examine the complex interaction between racial and class dynamics as a background for understanding the South African way of life. The book demonstrates that sport must be understood in the context of the ensemble of social relations characterizing the South African social formation.
Introduction. 1. The Theoretical Framework 2. A Heritage of Struggle 3. The Political Economy of White Sporting Practice 4. Sport and Resistance 5. Conclusions. Appendix 1: South African Disputes Involving Black Workers at the Height of the 1981 Strike Wave Appendix 2: The South African Government’s Official Multinational Sports Policy Appendix 3: South African Sporting History.
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