Sport, cultures, and identities in South Africa

John Nauright

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored


The meanings attached to sports in South African societies, past and present, are explored in this book, which focuses particularly on the part played by the prominent team sports of rugby, soccer and cricket in the creation of social divisions and unities over the course of South African history. In the past, only white South Africans could represent "South Africa" in international sport. Now, formerly white-dominated sports have been promoted as unifying forces for a nation in the process of forging a new national identity. The book considers the history and changing meanings attached to particular sports in the old and new South Africas, and how sport is being used and abused today.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherContinuum International Publishing Group Ltd
Number of pages214
ISBN (Print)0718500725
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 1998


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