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Sports and Politics

Commodification, Capitalist Exploitation, and Political Agency

Edited by: Frank Jacob

Sport is everything, but never solely sport. The commodification of human pleasure in or about many sports led to an increased political interest and dimension with regard to the major leagues and their stars. Corruption and scandals increased, while the human being in sports was and still is very often exploited or mistreated. These problems often relate to the political dimension as well. Consequently, it seems very promising and necessary alike to take a closer look at the interrelation of sports and politics. The present volume addresses this interrelation from different angles, when talking about issues like racism, gender inequality, or classism.

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Frank Jacob, Nord University, Norway
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Audience: Sport historians, social historians