Gaming the world
Thursday, 22 August 2013, 02:00 pm — Thursday, 22 August 2013, 04:00 pm
|Location||The University Gallery, GS Building, University of Newcastle, Callaghan|
|Contact||Linda Hutchinson E:firstname.lastname@example.org, T: +61 2 4921 5327|
Special guest speaker Andrei S. Markovits discusses the local and global in hegemonic sports cultures.
The lecture examines the twenty-first century phenomenon of "hegemonic sports cultures" - those few team sports, almost all centered 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 19th and 20th 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. Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies at the University of Michigan.