The race to transform: sport in post-apartheid South Africa

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dc.contributor.editor Desai, A. en 2010-03-25 en 2023-08-08T01:33:15Z 2023-08-08T01:33:15Z 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0796923196 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract The Race to Transform: Sport in post-apartheid South Africa takes stock of sport in South Africa, and provides a pioneering exploration of how sport reflects matters such as enduring inequality, racial transformation and the making (or otherwise) of a common South African destiny. To date, much sports writing has been celebratory, paying attention to 'big' moments like the winning of the Rugby World Cups, and hosting the Soccer World Cup in 2010. With the lens focused on national teams, there has been less emphasis on how South Africa's transition has impacted on township sport. This book provides a view on the relationship between elite and grassroots sport in the context of growing economic disparities and the emergence of an influential black middle and super-rich class. Divided into chapters delving into a diverse set of sporting codes, The Race to Transform enlivens and transcends the technical debates and contestations around transformation that have become such a prominent part of sports discourse. The contributors, a mix of activist intellectuals and those directly involved in the game, outline an agenda for both theory and practice in the ongoing debate about sport and transformation in South Africa. Every sports lover who realises the power of politics and economics over his or her beloved game must read this book. Written in a style that is accessible and interesting, it is essential reading also for administrators, social scientists and people with an interest in social change. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject SPORT en
dc.title The race to transform: sport in post-apartheid South Africa en
dc.type HSRC Press Books - non-HSRC authors en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2009/10 en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6288 en
dc.outputnumber 4939 en
dc.bibliographictitle Desai, A. (ed). (2010) The race to transform: sport in post-apartheid South Africa. Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2010 en

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