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    The Journey of South Africa from Whiteness to Humanity

    One of the biggest political achievements by activist playing the sports card is the boycott against South Africa by a number of sports and sporting events. The story is outlined in Pitch Battles: Sport, Racism and Resistance (Rowman & Littlefield) by two central figures in the anti-apartheid struggle, Peter Hain and André Odendaal. Wray Vamplew is our appreciative reviewer; he is, however, keen to point out that racism in sport did not start, nor did it end, with South African apartheid.

    Introductory reader on sport and politics that has much to recommend it

    Capitalism and Sport: Politics, Protest, People and Play by Michael Lavalette (ed.) examines the relationship between capitalism and sport by exploring the tensions that exist within sport from two distinct perspectives: the politics of sport and the politics in sport. Russell Holden’s review highlights the good points as well as the drawbacks.
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