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Privilege at Play – Class, Race, Gender, and Golf in Mexico - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Privilege at Play: Class, Race, Gender, and Golf in Mexico

Hugo Cerón-Anaya


Privilege at Play is a book about inequalities, social hierarchies, and privilege in contemporary Mexico. Based on ethnographic research conducted in exclusive golf clubs and in-depth interviews with upper-middle-class and upper-class golfers, as well as working-class employees, the book focuses on the class, racial, and gender dynamics that underpin privilege. This study makes use of rich qualitative data to demonstrate how social hierarchies are relations reproduced through a multitude of everyday practices. The vast disparities between club members and workers, for example, are built on tra ... More

Keywords: privilege, class, race, gender, golf, studying up, Mexico, Latin America, inequalities, elite studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190931605
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190931605.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugo Cerón-Anaya, author
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Lehigh University