Rugby and the South African nation: sport, cultures, politics, and power in the old and new South Africas

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Black, David and Nauright, John (1998) Rugby and the South African nation: sport, cultures, politics, and power in the old and new South Africas [Edited Collections]

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Abstract

"Rugby and the South African Nation" explores the complex and controversial role of rugby union in the politics and cultures of South Africa, from its emergence as a settler dominion in the early twentieth century through to the post-apartheid era. Conventional historical and political analyses of South Africa have frequently neglected the vital role of sport in general, and rugby in particular, in this fascinating society. This book seeks to fill this gap through a critical interpretation of rugby's role in the development of white society, its virtually ignored role in African communities, its role in shaping significant social divisions and its centrality to the apartheid era "power elite." It also considers the powerful influence of international rugby in forging a racist "national' identity." Finally, it examines the varying meanings attached to rugby in the new South Africa from broad euphoria to a more narrow nostalgic appeal for many white rugby supporters with particular emphasis on the 1995 Rugby World Cup hosted and won by South Africa

Item Type: Edited Collections
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V200 History by area > V250 African History
T000 Eastern, Asiatic, African, American and Australasian languages, literature and related subjects > T500 African studies
V000 Historical and Philosophical studies > V200 History by area > V250 African History > V253 Southern African History
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 07 May 2014 03:01
Last Modified: 01 May 2015 14:43
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12073

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