Gamal Abdel-Shehid

York University

Gamal Abdel-Shehid is an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University. He is the author of Who Da Man: Black Masculinities and Sporting Cultures.

  • Out of Left Field

    Social Inequality and Sport

    By Gamal Abdel-Shehid and Nathan Kalman-Lamb     September 2011

    High-performance sport, like other social and cultural formations, is a site of social, economic and racial inequalities emerging from larger histories of colonialism and capitalism. In this introductory text, the authors explore the nature of historical and contemporary social inequality in high-performance sport, both globally and locally – understanding high-performance sport as a model that is emulated on other sports fields. In addition, the authors examine the enduring appeal of high-performance sport and its role in the making of identity as well as high-performance sport as a site for resisting the forces of colonialism and capitalism.

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