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The Resource Racism and the Olympics, Robert G. Weisbord

Racism and the Olympics, Robert G. Weisbord

Label
Racism and the Olympics
Title
Racism and the Olympics
Statement of responsibility
Robert G. Weisbord
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Sports are the opiate of the people, particularly in the United States, Europe, and parts of South America. Globally, billions of fans feverishly focus on the summer and winter Olympics. In theory, international fraternalism is boosted by these "friendly competitions," but often national rivalries eclipse the theoretical amity. How the Olympics have dealt with racism over the years offers a window to better understanding these dynamics. Since their revival in 1896, the modern Olympics were periodically agitated by political and moral conundrums. Racial tensions, the topic of this volume, reached their apex under the polarizing presidency of Avery Brundage. Race in sports cannot be disentangled from societal problems, nor can race or sports be fully understood separately. Racial conflict must be contextualized. Racism and the Olympics explores the racial landscape against which a number of major disputes evolved. The book covers various topics and events in history that portray discrimination within Olympic games, such as the Nazi games of 1936, the black American protest on the victory stand in Mexico City's Olympics, as well as international political forces that removed South Africa and Rhodesia from the Olympics. Robert G. Weisbord considers the role of international politics and the criteria that should be used to determine nations that are selected to take part in and serve as venues for the Olympic Games."--Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weisbord, Robert G.,
Dewey number
796.48089
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Olympics
  • Olympics
  • Racism in sports
  • Discrimination in sports
Label
Racism and the Olympics, Robert G. Weisbord
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published 2015 by Transaction Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1 A Case of Amnesia: Racism and the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics -- chapter 2 Jews, Blacks, and the 1936 Nazi Olympics -- chapter 3 e 1940 Winter Olympics: e Games at Never Happened—Politics, Morality, and Sports -- chapter 4 Racism and the Olympics: Black Protest at the 1968 Mexico City Games -- chapter 5 Apartheid and the Expulsion of South Africa from the Olympics -- chapter 6 UDI and the Expulsion of Rhodesia from the Olympic Movement -- chapter 7 Aftermath: Outlaw Nations as Olympic Hosts—Gays and Others as Targets of Discrimination
Control code
on1059066707
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351494939
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1059066707
Label
Racism and the Olympics, Robert G. Weisbord
Publication
Note
First published 2015 by Transaction Publishers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter 1 A Case of Amnesia: Racism and the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics -- chapter 2 Jews, Blacks, and the 1936 Nazi Olympics -- chapter 3 e 1940 Winter Olympics: e Games at Never Happened—Politics, Morality, and Sports -- chapter 4 Racism and the Olympics: Black Protest at the 1968 Mexico City Games -- chapter 5 Apartheid and the Expulsion of South Africa from the Olympics -- chapter 6 UDI and the Expulsion of Rhodesia from the Olympic Movement -- chapter 7 Aftermath: Outlaw Nations as Olympic Hosts—Gays and Others as Targets of Discrimination
Control code
on1059066707
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351494939
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1059066707

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