Mapping Whiteness and Sport: An Introduction

  title={Mapping Whiteness and Sport: An Introduction},
  author={Mary G. Mcdonald},
  journal={Sociology of Sport Journal},
  • M. Mcdonald
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Sociology
  • Sociology of Sport Journal
This introductory essay maps a context from which to understand the explosion in the analysis of whiteness, white identities and white privilege in the 1990s and 2000s. The current proliferation—including this special issue devoted to the study of whiteness and sport—is not a new phenomenon because people of color have long critiqued and challenged the mythologies perpetuating racism and white supremacy. Contemporary interdisciplinary scholarship works within and against this legacy suggesting… 
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