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Sport and American Society: Exceptionalism, Insularity and ‘Imperialism’

At this year’s Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Zheng Jie became the first Chinese player to reach the semi-finals of a grand slam tournament. Five minutes after stepping off the court, she was asked yet again to pronounce her name for a global television audience – ‘because we’ve heard it so many different ways this week’, quippedContinue reading “Sport and American Society: Exceptionalism, Insularity and ‘Imperialism’”