But the allocation of sports space can change, In the United States after World War II, for example, the sports space was relatively stable. But then came the "second globalization" of the late s, when technology made it as easy to follow a team on the other side of the world as easy as in one's own city.
Describing this shift led Markovits to ask, "Are these old sports spaces being As a result, there has been an obvious shift in the dominant sports languages in both the U.
Gaming the World: How Sports Are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture
Markovits also noted parallels between the growth of a global sports culture and the second wave of feminism: women are now "producing" participating in sports at a level equal to men. Paradoxically, however, women's consumption of sports—as spectators--still lags behind men's. Moreover, women's sports have not developed the same fan base that men's sports regularly enjoy. In this sense, Markovits said, sports remains one of the "last bastion of separate but equal.
Commentator Franklin Foer, editor of The New Republic and author of How Soccer Explains the World, was able to connect his experience researching Jewish sports clubs in Vienna during the s with the Jewish identity of modern clubs in England and the Netherlands.
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