Forty Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008

Forty Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008

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1968 was a year of protest in civil society (Prague, Paris, Chicago) and a year of protest in sport. After a world-wide campaign, the anti-apartheid movement succeeded in barring South Africa from the Olympic Games, while US athletes from the Olympic Project for Human Rights used the medals podium to decry the racism of North America. Meanwhile, students in Mexico demonstrated against social priorities in Mexico, the host of the 1968 Games. These events contributed significantly to the rejection of the idea that sports are apolitical, and stimulated the scholarly study of sport across the social sciences. Leading up to the Beijing Olympic Games, similar dynamics were played out across the globe, while a campaign was underway to boycott the a€˜Genocide Olympicsa€™. The volume, To Remember is to Resist, came out of a three-day conference on sports, human rights and social change hosted by the University of Toronto forty years after Mexico and eighty days before the Beijing Opening Ceremony. The contributions to this volume capture the memories of activists who were qon the groundq using sport as a site for the struggle for human rights and provide scholarly examinations of past and current human rights movements in sport. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.exemplified through the pursuits and achievement of individual personalities are more than just accompaniments to and evidence of an abiding commitment to ... The purpose of this essay is to illuminate how a confluence of evolved and emergent developments within the broader American societal context, ... similar position with the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association ( NBA).


Title:Forty Years of Sport and Social Change, 1968-2008
Author: Russell Field, Bruce Kidd
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-09-13
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