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The Global Sports Arena : Athletic Talent Migration in an Interpendent World - John Bale

The Global Sports Arena

Athletic Talent Migration in an Interpendent World

By: John Bale (Editor), Joseph Maguire (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st February 1994
ISBN: 9780714641164
Number Of Pages: 304

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Athletes are on the move. In some sports this involves labour, movement from one country to another within or between continents. In other sports, athletes assume an almost nomadic migratory lifestyle, constantly on the move from one sport festival to another. In addition, it appears that sport migration is gaining momentum and that it is closely interwoven with the broader process of global sport development taking place in the late twentieth century.

Notes on Contributors
Sports Labour Migration in the Global Arenap. 1
The Road to Wigan Pier Revisited: The Migration of Welsh Rugby Talent since 1918p. 25
The Bogota Affairp. 39
Cricket and the Imperial Connection: Overseas Players in Lancashire in the Inter-war Yearsp. 49
The Migration of Footballers: The Case of France, 1932-1982p. 63
Blue Bonnets over the Border: Scotland and the Migration of Footballersp. 78
Dimensions of International Talent Migration in Latin American Sportsp. 99
Skating on Thin Ice? The International Migration of Canadian Ice Hockey Playersp. 112
Professional Sports Migration to Finland during the 1980sp. 126
Do Markets Make Footballers Free?p. 141
The Flood from the East? Perestroika and the Migration of Sports Talent from Eastern Europep. 153
Foreign Footballers, Cultural Dreams and Community Identity in some North-western Mediterranean Citiesp. 171
Trans-nationalism, Labour Migration and Latin American Baseballp. 183
Out of Africa: The 'Development' of Kenyan Athletics, Talent Migration and the Global Sports Systemp. 206
American Labour Migrants, Globalization and the Making of English Basketballp. 226
Travelling, Comparing, Emigrating: Configurations of Sport Mobilityp. 256
Postcript: An Agenda for Research on Sports Labour Migrationp. 281
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780714641164
ISBN-10: 0714641162
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st February 1994
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.73
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1