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Running at the Top: East African Competitive Sports between National Hallmark, Local Bone of Contention and Object of Supra-Regional Trade

PD Dr. Katrin Bromber

The project investigates sport practices and the discourse accompanying them in selected regions of Africa and Asia. Such representations provide an opportunity to analyze the questioning of and challenges to worldviews and seemingly globally validated patterns of order. Systems of rules that have been pre-structured by international sport organizations, the intrinsic dynamics of the market, etc. are increasingly coming into conflict with ideological, religious, national, and regionally specific worlds of life and normative claims. The focus of this research project is on this field of tension and the attempts by national power-holders and institutions, emerging reform forces, fundamentalist groups, and other actors to use sports to legitimate their respective claims or to stage them on a symbolic level.