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The Race Game: Sport and Politics in South Africa (Sport in the Global Society) Paperback – 30 Apr 1998

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  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (30 April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714643548
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714643540
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.6 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,745,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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University of Otago, New Zealand. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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............. it should be inverted to say "Politics and Sport" because that is a fairer representation of the book's intent and content. That said, I appreciate it. Whilst it could be alleged that the writer wears his heart on his sleeve and "chooses his side" early on, the majority of assertions made are documented fact. South African sport (and, arguably, culture) have historically been much the poorer for the apartheid system, -- though -- as an outsider who has never seen the place --- I cannot help thinking that, in some ways, things appear not to have changed much in the 20-odd years since apartheid was overthrown. The author points out that some of the non-white socio-political organisations were opposed to sport as a waste of time or as a counter-revolutionary distraction from "the struggle".
I admit that had not "sport" appeared in the title and synopsis, I probably wouldn't have purchased the item.
When an individual (or a people) are engaged in a never-ending struggle simply to survive, there are of course more pressing matters than sport. I'm an avid follower of many sports but could never be classed as a "jock" --ie team-mates and bonding more important than partners of the opposite sex. Sports are great, but are supplementary to my general set-up; not the reverse.
As one whose literary and viewing intake involves a great deal of sport but is by no means dominated by it, a serious work such as this -- confronting in parts as it is -- is a welcome addition.
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