Nathan Kalman-Lamb

Nathan Kalman-Lamb is a lecturing fellow in the Thompson Writing Program at Duke University, where he teaches on social inequality and sports. His research and teaching focus on labour, race, multiculturalism, gender, spectatorship and sport.

  • Game Misconduct

    Injury, Fandom, and the Business of Sport

    By Nathan Kalman-Lamb     Forthcoming April 2018

    A searing expose of the dark side of professional sports fandom. Rabid fandom of professional sports is implicated in pro athletes’ literally sacrificing their bodies to serious and at times life-ending injury.

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  • 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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