Saturday, April 19, 2014

New Africa Book of the Day - 19 April 2014

Class, Race and Sport in South Africa's Political Economy by Grant Jarvie

Release Date: April 16, 2014
Publisher: Routledge

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.

Grant Jarvie
is Chair of Sport at the University of Edinburgh. He has taught at the University of Illinois, Warsaw University, and the University of Toronto and has advised a number of governments, including Scotland, United Kingdom, Montenegro, Romania, Portugal, Monaco, Malaysia, and Kenya on policy matters. He is co-author (with Joseph Maguire) of Sport and Leisure in Social Thought (1994) and author of Sport, Culture and Society: An Introduction (2012), among other works.