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Janaka Biyanwila, ‘Sports and the Global South’

by Bill Dunn on September 27, 2018

Janaka Biyanwila, ‘Sports and the Global South: Work, Play and Resistance in Sri Lanka’

This talk is about reimagining the pleasures of sports from a Global South perspective. It will explore how the celebration of ‘sportive nationalism,’ promoting sports markets in the Global South, in places like Sri Lanka, reinforces patriarchal ethno-nationalist authoritarian sports cultures. By explaining how the realm of social reproduction involving households and communities is integral to the realm of sports production, the presentation will discuss the possibilities of transforming “sports markets” into a notion of “sports commons”.

Venue: Social Sciences Building, Room 341, University of Sydney

Date: Thursday, 4 October, 4:00-5:30pm

Bill Dunn
Bill Dunn works in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. His principal research interests are in the contemporary global political economy of labour, crises, international trade and Marxism.

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