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Sport, Politics and Society in the Arab World by M. Amara

Sport, Politics and Society in the Arab World

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Sport, Politics and Society in the Arab World by M. Amara

This book explores the significance of sport in the understanding of past and current societal dynamics in the Arab world. It examines sport in relation to cultural, political and economic changes in the Arab World, including nation-state building, the formation of national identity and international relations in post-colonial context.


'[t]his book makes a distinctive and sophisticated contribution to the broader debate about the future direction of the Arab world . . . it deserves to be widely read.' - International Journal of the History of Sport

'an important contribution.' - Middle East Journal'

About the Author

MAHFOUD AMARA Lecturer at Loughborough University, UK. His principal research interest is in sport policy and politics in Arab and Muslim contexts. He has published material on the politics and business of sport in the region.

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Publication date

1st January 2012


M. Amara

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Palgrave Macmillan


192 pages


Politics & government
Sociology: sport & leisure
Cultural studies
Sports & outdoor recreation
Political science & theory



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