chapter  5
15 Pages

Preliminary observations on globalisation and the migration of sport labour

Initially, several dimensions of sports labour migration and a range of sports in different societies and across continents will be considered. In this way, in preliminary form, the nature and extent of the global and local processes at work will be identified. In doing so, several key issues connected with sport migration will be outlined. This discussion precedes the main substantive section which focuses on one specific case study: the role of, and the resistance to, American sports labour migrants in the commodification of English basketball during the 1980s and early 1990s. The paper concludes by drawing together some of the strands of sports migration and the global development of sport.1