Sports: Views from Left Field

Volume 47, Issue 4: July/August 2013

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The views from left field are of course critical of the way sports culture has been corrupted by commercialization and pressure to win at any price, to say nothing of the way professional sports is used to support war and empire.

In these respects as well as in their gross manifestations of sexism and racism, sports, and particularly professional/spectator sports, reflects nothing more than the capitalist society of which they are part. But sports has also been a site of resistance against multiple forms of oppression. And commercial excesses cannot erase the sheer beauty and magnificent athleticism that sports offers, as well as the fun and the sense of individual and team accomplishment it provides to countless millions of participants.

Table of Contents

The Regulars

  • Insecurity for all
  • Commit Sociology!
  • Around the Left in 60 Days
  • Labour Report: They Touched Us All
  • Ecoside: We Are All Species at Risk
  • Québec Communiqué: No Sovereignty Without Social Justice
  • BC NDP Loses, Again

SPORTS: Views From Left Field

Special Features

  • Tribute to Elijah Harper
  • Henry Morgentaler: Fighter and Hero
  • Canada’s New Climate Abolitionists: Youth and the Emergence of a New Movement
  • Résau Écosocialiste

All that’s Left

  • Media as Insurgent: Art Crack City Syndrome
  • The Beginning and End of Globalization and US Hegemony
  • The Beginning of the American Fall
  • Anti-Capitalism
  • Challenge for Change
  • Gossip Replaces “News”

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