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- DescriptionSport and the arts may compete for sponsors and for public interest, but do they necessarily stand in opposition to one ather? 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.
- Author BiographyMichael 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.
- PublisherWits University Press
- Date of Publication01/04/2010
- SubjectThe Arts: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationJohannesburg
- Country of PublicationSouth Africa
- ImprintWits University Press
- Weight250 g
- Width130 mm
- Height200 mm
- Edited byChristopher Thurman
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