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Sport Versus Art By Christopher Thurman

Sport Versus Art
by Christopher Thurman

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Sport and the arts may compete for sponsors and for public interest, but do they necessarily stand in opposition to one another? Why is it so often assumed that sport is popular because it is an unintelligent endeavour?
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Sport Versus Art: A South African Contest by Christopher Thurman

Sport and the arts may compete for sponsors and for public interest, but do they necessarily stand in opposition to one another? Why is it so often assumed that sport is popular because it is an unintelligent endeavour? And why is it apparently inevitable that there is an element of elitism in the arts? Have we drawn a false dichotomy between the two pursuits? What do we make of arts practitioners and 'intellectuals' who are passionate about sport? Or sports buffs who take a keen interest in literature, music, theatre, dance and the visual arts? 'Sport versus Art' is a collection of essays, commentaries, personal memoirs and humorous pieces attempting to answer these and other questions about a fraught relationship at the heart of South Africa's public life. There has never been a publication of this kind - it brings together a range of contributions from sport and arts journalists, arts practitioners, academics and other writers. The book's appearance in 2010 is timely; the links between sport, the arts and public life in South Africa will continue to be a significant part of national discussions and debates at every level, from the 'shebeen' and the 'braai 'all the way to parliament.

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About Christopher Thurman


Michael Wessels is a researcher for the Encyclopaedia of South African Arts, Culture and Heritage and a research fellow linked to the English Department of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

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GOR010001578
Sport Versus Art: A South African Contest by Christopher Thurman
Christopher Thurman
Used - Good
Paperback
Wits University Press
2010-04-01
130
1868145123
9781868145126
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.