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Sports and the Global South : Work, Play and Resistance in Sri Lanka - (Hardcover)

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This book reimagines the pleasures of sports and provides a critical perspective from the Global South. Analysing the spread of sports markets in Sri Lanka along with a range of struggles, the book highlights how the celebration of ‘sportive nationalism,’ promoting sports markets in the Global South reinforces patriarchal ethno-nationalist authoritarian sports cultures.

By explaining how the realm of social reproduction involving households and communities is integral for play and sports, the book challenges the market-driven ‘sports and development’ agenda while arguing for a ‘sports commons.’ By foregrounding issues of justice and care, the book highlights how struggles for recognition, redistribution and representation are central to reimagining sports within an alternative notion of work, play and resistance.

Number of Pages: 375.0
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Series Title: Global Culture and Sport
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: S. Janaka Biyanwila
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2018
TCIN: 53535295
UPC: 9783319685014
Item Number (DPCI): 248-81-5731

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