In Foreign Fields: The Politics and Experiences of Transnational Sport Migration

Carter, Thomas F. (2011) In Foreign Fields: The Politics and Experiences of Transnational Sport Migration Pluto Press, London. ISBN 0745330142

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Abstract

In Foreign Fields examines the lives, decisions and challenges faced by transnational sport migrants - those professionals working in the sports industry who cross borders as part of their professional lives. Despite a great deal of romance surrounding international celebrity athletes, the vast majority of transnational sport migrants - players, journalists, coaches, administrators and medical personnel - toil far away from the limelight. Based on twelve years of ethnographic research conducted on three continents, Thomas F. Carter traces their lives, routes and experiences, documenting their travels and travails. He argues that far from the ease of mobility that celebrity sports stars enjoy, the vast majority of transnational sports migrants make huge sacrifices and labour under political restrictions, often enforced by sport's governing bodies. This unique and clearly written study will make fascinating reading for anthropologists, sociologists and anyone interested in the lives of those who follow their sporting dreams.

Item Type:Authored book
Uncontrolled Keywords:transnational sport migrants; ethnographic research; sports stars mobility; labour under political restrictions
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L312 Travel and Tourism
L000 Social Sciences > L900 Cultural Studies
L000 Social Sciences > L600 Anthropology
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L330 Ethnic studies
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L311 Sport and Leisure
Faculties:Faculty of Education and Sport > Chelsea School
ID Code:9186
Deposited By:Chelsea editor
Deposited On:20 Sep 2011 10:56
Last Modified:14 Oct 2013 14:31

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