Considers specific cases of religion and sports in broader historical, cultural, and political contexts. While it is often presented as a level playing field, sport, like religion, is connected to issues of power and inequality. Both sports and religion shape social categories and identities such as gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, age, and social class. We will pay particularly close attention to media representations of the interplay of religion, sports, and identity in the mediums of film, television, and journalism.

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