Sport, Protest and Globalisation

Stopping Play

  • Jon Dart
  • Stephen Wagg

Part of the Global Culture and Sport Series book series (GCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jon Dart, Stephen Wagg
    Pages 1-16
  3. Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
    Pages 35-50
  4. Helen Jefferson Lenskyj
    Pages 311-334
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 365-373

About this book


This volume is built around three assumptions – first, that for huge numbers people around the world, including many sport lovers, there are more important things in life than sport; second, that the governance of sport is in many ways problematic and needs to be confronted; and, third, that contrary to the still-popular belief that sport and politics don’t mix, sport often provides an ideal theatre for the enacting of political protest. The book contains studies of a range of protests, stretching back to the death of suffragist Emily Davison at the Derby of 1913 and encompassing subsequent protests against the exclusion of women from the sporting arena; the Berlin Olympics of 1936; Western imperialism; the Mexico Olympics, 1968; the state racism of apartheid in South Africa; the effect of the global golf industry on ecosystems; Israeli government policy; resistance to the various attempts to bring the Olympic Games  to Canadian and American cities; the cutting of welfare benefits for disabled British citizens; class privilege in the UK; Russian anti-gay laws; and high public spending on sport mega-events in Brazil.

The collection will be of interest to scholars and students with an interest in Sports Studies, History, Politics, Geography, Cultural Studies and Sociology.


Emily Wilding Davison Epsom Derby Olympics politics Media culture Golf New Zealand race rugby Germany Antisemitism Israel Canada Paralympics FIFA World Cup globalization social science sociology sports

Editors and affiliations

  • Jon Dart
    • 1
  • Stephen Wagg
    • 2
  1. 1.School of SportLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Carnegie FacultyLeeds Beckett UniversityLeedsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-46491-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-46492-7
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