1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Race and Ethnicity

Edited By John Nauright, David K Wiggins Copyright 2017
    278 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    278 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Few issues have engaged sports scholars more than those of race and ethnicity. Today, globalization and migration mean all major sports leagues include players from around the globe, bringing into play a complex mix of racial, ethnic, cultural, political and geographical factors. These complexities have been examined from many angles by historians, sociologists, anthropologists and scientists. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of the full sweep of approaches to the study of sport, race and ethnicity.

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Race and Ethnicity makes a substantial contribution to scholarship, presenting a collection of international case studies that map the most important developments in the field. Multi-disciplinary in its approach, it engages with a wide range of disciplines including history, politics, sociology, philosophy, science and gender studies. It draws upon the latest cutting-edge research to address key issues such as racism, integration, globalisation, development and management.

    Written by a world-class team of sports scholars, this book is essential reading for all students, researchers and policy-makers with an interest in sports studies.

    Introduction (David K. Wiggins and John NaurightPart I: Key Themes of Race and Ethnicity in Sport  1. Histories of Race and Ethnicity in Sports (David K. Wiggins and John Nauright)  2. Anthropology, Race and Sport (Meghan Ferriter)  3. Philosophy, Science and Race in Sport (Verner Moeller)  4. Intersections of Race and Gender in Sport (Sasha Sutherland)  5. Policy and Management (Marc Keech)  6. Race and Sports Journalism (Rob Steen and Jed Novick)  7. Whiteness and Race in Sport (Thomas Fletcher and Kevin Hylton)  8. Globalization, Migration and Race in Sport (Sine Agergaard and Mari Haugaa Engh)  9. Sport for Development and Peace: Neoliberal Global Sport and African Bodies (John NaurightPart II: Race and Ethnicity in Sport: Case Studies from Around the World  10. Aotearoa/New Zealand (Farah Palmer, Geoff Watson and Greg Ryan)  11. Australia (Daryl Adair)  12. Britain (Luke Harris)  13. European Football (Mark Doidge)  14. Germany (Sebastian Braun and Tina Nobis)  15. Ireland and the Irish Diaspora (Paul Darby)  16. Russia (Sergey Altukhov)  17. South Africa (Chris Bolsmann)  18. USA (Rob Ruck)  19. Race, Sport and the Post-9/11 World (Mahfoud Amara)


    John Nauright is Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation at the University of North Texas, USA. Until May 2016 he was Professor of Sport and Leisure Management at the University of Brighton, UK. He is the author and editor of many books including the award winning Making Men: Rugby and Masculine Identity, the Routledge Companion to Sports History and Sport Around the World: History, Culture and Practice. He is currently co-editing the Routledge Handbook of Africa and Sport with Mahfoud Amara and editing the Routledge Handbook of Global Sport.

    David K. Wiggins is Professor and Co-director of the Center for the Study of Sport and Leisure in Society at George Mason University, USA. He has published many articles, book chapters, edited books and monographs. His publications include Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America, The Unlevel Playing Field: A Documentary History of the African American Experience in Sport and Out of the Shadows: A Biographical History of African American Athletes. He is the former editor of the Journal of Sport History and an Active Fellow in the National Academy of Kinesiology. With Nauright and Alan Cobley, he also co-edited Beyond C.L.R. James: Race and Ethnicity in Sport.