Public Lecture: Gaming the World – the Local and Global in Hegemonic Sports Cultures
The Humanities Research Institute at the University of Newcastle presents this free public lecture by Andrei S. Markovits on 22 August.
Gaming the World examines the twenty-first century phenomenon of 'hegemonic sports cultures' - those few team sports, almost all centred around some kind of ball-like contraption, that have become global cultural currency.
Concentrating on the consumption side of sports - its followers - the lecture will dwell on the origins and development of these special sports throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and highlight how such collective identities as race, class and gender shaped them into what they are today.
Andrei S. Markovits is an Arthur F. Thurnai Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at the University of Michigan.
This is a FREE public lecture. All are welcome.
WHEN: 2-4pm Thursday, 22 August
WHERE: The University Gallery (See campus map for directions)
University of Newcastle
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