By Munene Franjo Mwaniki
The recognition and globalization of recreation have resulted in an ever-increasing migration of black athletes from the worldwide South to the U.S. and Western Europe. whereas the hegemonic ideology surrounding game is that it brings various humans jointly and ameliorates social divisions, sociologists of game have proven this to be a gross simplification. as a substitute, activity and its narratives frequently reinforce and re-create stereotypes and social limitations, in particular concerning race and the prowess and the placement of the black athlete. simply because game is a contested terrain for holding and demanding racial norms and limits, the black athlete has regularly impacted renowned (white) perceptions of blackness in a world manner.
The Black Migrant Athlete analyzes the development of race in Western societies via a learn of the black African migrant athlete. Munene Franjo Mwaniki offers ten black African migrant athletes as a conceptual place to begin to interrogate the nuances of white supremacy and of the migrant and immigrant adventure with an international viewpoint. by utilizing megastar athletes similar to Hakeem Olajuwon, Dikembe Mutombo, and Catherine Ndereba as access issues right into a worldwide discourse, Mwaniki explores how those athletes are wrapped in social and cultural meanings via predominately white-owned and -dominated media firms. Drawing from discourse research and cultural experiences, Mwaniki examines many of the strength kinfolk through media texts relating to race, gender, sexuality, type, and nationality.
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The Black Migrant Athlete: Media, Race, and the Diaspora in Sports (Sports, Media, and Society) by Munene Franjo Mwaniki