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This provocative collection brings together some of the leading historians, sociologists, political scientists, and cultural theorists on an ambitious range of topics dealing with sport, diversity and difference. The book is both diverse and inclusive, for it considered race, ethnicity and aboriginality in tandem; too often these themes are segmented into separate studies. The collection features vibrant examples from different eras, places and spaces - wherein co-themes like post-colonialism, gender and media representation are embedded.
From the Foreword by Grant Farred: "In Sport, Race, and Ethnicity: Narratives of Difference and Diversity the authors challenge us to think about these concepts again. This collection of essays does not only explore how these terms function, what they mean in society, but how they might be thought in relation to sport. What is different or particular about race or diversity in relation to sport, a practice that has historically served as one of the key sites where issues around ethnicity or aboriginality are played out? What role does difference perform in the selection of a nation's sports team? In many ways, this collection turns that question on its head.