You Are Invited to a Book Discussion: The Gaming World: How Sports are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture

Monday, October 18, 2010, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

The United States Studies Program and The Program on America and the Global Economy of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars invite you to a Book Discussion with author:

Professor of Political Science, Germanic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology,
University of Michigan

and commentator:

Editor, The New Republic

This book examines the twenty-first-century phenomenon of global sports, in which professional teams and their players have become agents of globalization while at the same time fostering deep-seated and antagonistic local allegiances and spawning new forms of cultural conflict and prejudice. Andrei Markovits and Lars Rensmann trace how these global–and globalizing–sports emerged from local pastimes in America,  Britain, and Canada over the course of the twentieth century, and how regionalism continues to exert its divisive influence in new and potentially explosive ways. Gaming the World reveals the pervasive influence of sports on our daily lives, making all of us citizens of an increasingly  cosmopolitan world while affirming our local, regional, and national identities.

5th Floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.
This is a free public event, but RSVPs are requested.
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