Gaming the World

How Sports are Reshaping Global Politics and Culture

Sponsored by Department of German

Monday, October 15, 2012
7:30 p.m.

Andrei Markovits, Professor of Political Science and German Studies at the University of Michigan, will discuss the complex interplay of the global and the local in sports today. He will examine the 21st-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. 

 

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