In Foreign Fields: The Politics and Experiences of Transnational Sport Migration (BOK)

Thomas F. Carter

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In Foreign Fields examines the lives, decisions and challenges faced by transnational sport migrants - those professionals working in the sports industry who cross borders as part of their professional lives. Despite a great deal of romance surrounding international celebrity athletes, the vast majority of transnational sport migrants - players, journalists, coaches, administrators and medical personnel - toil far away from the limelight. Based on twelve years of ethnographic research conducted on three continents, Thomas F. Carter traces their lives, routes and experiences, documenting their travels and travails. He argues that far from the ease of mobility that celebrity sports stars enjoy, the vast majority of transnational sports migrants make huge sacrifices and labour under political restrictions, often enforced by sport's governing bodies. This unique and clearly written study will make fascinating reading for anthropologists, sociologists and anyone interested in the lives of those who follow their sporting dreams.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Thomas F. Carter
Forlag
PLUTO PRESS
ISBN 9780745330143
Antall sider 248 Dimensjoner 13,5cm x 21,5cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 318 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Anthropology, Sociology: sport & leisure, Migration, immigration & emigration