History and its racial legacies: quotas in South African rugby and cricket

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dc.contributor.author Merrett, Christopher en_US
dc.contributor.author Tatz, Colin en_US
dc.contributor.author Adair, Daryl en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:35:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:35:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011002137 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Merrett Christopher, Tatz Colin, and Adair Daryl 2011, 'History and its racial legacies: quotas in South African rugby and cricket', Taylor and Francis, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 754-777. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1743-0437 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/19057
dc.description.abstract South African identity has always been shaped by racial quotas; that is, divisions, assignments, allowances and allocations based on socially created ideas of race and difference. Both law and custom assigned a hierarchy which separated the rulers from the ruled, and allocated and rationed goods, services and enjoyments in all spheres of life, including sport. `Superior? whites were layered above the Cape coloured people, followed by the Indian community and, lastly, the Africans, the black majority. This article looks briefly at the historical context of racial divisions and, with the downfall of apartheid, the rhetoric of an avowedly de-racialized `new South Africa?. Given the chronic history of negative discrimination, it is understandable that affirmative action has become a major policy framework in the building of a post-apartheid society. But sport is a sobering example of how a domain can be `re-racialized? in this quest. How does the African National Congress justify the (re)introduction into sport of a proportional or numerical quota system based on racial categories? Is there a need for demographic representativeness in white-dominated sports like cricket and rugby, but seemingly not in black-dominated soccer? Is an arithmetic quota system not merely a logical extension of the reviled racial genres and divides of previous centuries? en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17430437.2011.587291 en_US
dc.title History and its racial legacies: quotas in South African rugby and cricket en_US
dc.parent Sport in Society en_US
dc.journal.volume 14 en_US
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 754 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 777 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism en_US
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dc.classification.name Sociology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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