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Afterword: The Wide Worlds of Sport Text

Afterword: The Wide Worlds of Sport Text

What Can a Global Perspective on Sports Bring to a Life-Long New York Yankees Fan?

Chapter:
(p.297) Afterword: The Wide Worlds of Sport Text
Source:
More than Cricket and Football
Author(s):
Jack Lule
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.003.0015

Often in academic life, we encourage our students to develop what we now call a global perspective. We perhaps assume that there is value in situating ourselves and our students—intellectually, perhaps even physically—outside of national and cultural boundaries. Indeed, at my university in the United States, I am part of a faculty group that created a new interdisciplinary major we call Global Studies. We require interdisciplinary coursework on the study of globalization. We require language study. We require study abroad. We do all this with the hope that our students attain in the classroom, in careers, and in daily life a global perspective. But this is not just an American educational phenomenon. Around the world, millions of students leave their nations and families for an opportunity at global study....

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