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Ethnic Studies Review

Ethnic Studies Review

Article Title

The Athlete as Trickster

Authors

Gerald Gems

Orginal Publication Date

2001

Journal Title

Ethnic Studies Review

Volume

24

Issue

esr/vol24/iss1

First Page

48

Last Page

57

Comments

Analytical Traditions

Abstract

This study invokes hegemony theory to analyze the role and uses of sport as a means to resist dominant group pressures and the adaptation of sporting practices to subordinate groups' needs. The study draws upon literary and anthropological works that support the role of the trickster as a resistive, even manipulative figure, who fulfills both instructive and psychological needs for particular subordinate groups.

Rights

​Copyright ©ESR, The National Association for Ethnic Studies, 2001

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