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Publications

Besnier, Niko. 2012. “The Athlete’s Body and the Global Condition: Tongan Rugby Players in Japan.” American Ethnologist 39: 491–510.

Besnier, Niko, and Kalissa Alexeyeff, eds. 2014. Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders. Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press (for distribution in the Americas and Europe); Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press (for distribution in Asia and Australasia).

Besnier, Niko. 2014. “Sport, Bodies, Futures: An Epilogue.” In Contemporary Sporting Formations in Oceania. Lisa Uperesa and Thomas Mountjoy, eds. Special issue of The Contemporary Pacific 26: 435–444.

Besnier, Niko. 2011. On the Edge of the Global: Modern Anxieties in a Pacific Island Nation. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

Narotzky, Susana, and Niko Besnier, eds. 2014. Crisis, Value, and Hope: Rethinking the Economy. Supplement to Current Anthropology 55(S9).

The Anthropology of Sport, Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics

Besnier, Niko, Susan Brownell, and Thomas F. Carter. 2017. The Anthropology of Sport: Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics. Oakland: University of California Press.

Guinness, Daniel, and Niko Besnier. 2016. Nation, Nationalism, and Sport: Fijian Rugby in the Local-Global Nexus. Anthropological Quarterly 89: 1109–1142.

Guinness, Daniel, and Niko Besnier. 2016. “Nation, Nationalism, and Sport: Fijian Rugby in the Local-Global Nexus.” Anthropological Quarterly 89: 1109–1142.

Hossain, Adnan. 2019. “Sexual Nationalism, Masculinity and the Cultural Politics of Cricket in Bangladesh.” South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies.

Besnier, Niko, and Susan Brownell. 2019. “Sport.” In The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Matei Candea, Hildegard Diemberger, Sian Lazar, Joel Robbins, Andrew Sanchez, Rupert Stasch, and Felix Stein, eds.

Besnier, Niko, and Daniel Guinness. 2019. “Jeunes sportifs dopés au néolibéralisme et à la religion cherchent avenir meilleur.” The Conversation France.

Besnier, Niko, and Daniel Guinness. 2019. “Young athletes’ hope of success is nourished by neoliberalism and religion.” The Conversation Global.

Guinness, Daniel. 2018. “Corporeal Destinies: Faith, Ethno-Nationalism, and Raw Talent in Fijian Professional Rugby Aspirations.” HAU 8(1–2): 314–328.

Canada, Tracie, and Niko Besnier. 2018. “Power Players: U.S. Football and French Rugby.” Podcast, SAPIENS: Anthropology/Everything Human.

Besnier, Niko, Daniel Guinness, Mark Hann, and Uroš Kovač. 2018. “Rethinking Masculinity in the Neoliberal Age: Cameroonian Footballers, Fijian Rugby Players, Senegalese Wrestlers.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 60(4): 839–872.

Hann, Mark. 2018. “La lutte précaire: un sport de combat sénégalais à l’ère du néolibéralisme.” In Des corps en Afrique de l’Ouest. Dominique Chevé and Cheikh Tidiane Wane, eds. Special issue of Corps 16: 99–109.

Besnier, Niko. 2018. “Corps, sports et futurs: La lutte sénégalaise dans un contexte global.” In Des corps en Afrique de l’Ouest. Dominique Chevé and Cheikh Tidiane Wane, eds. Special issue of Corps 16: 111–125.

Besnier, Niko. 2018. “Qu’est-ce qu’une frontière pour un sportif international?” In Dessiner les frontières. Michelle Auzanneau and Luca Greco, eds. Pp. 61–77. Lyon: ENS éditions.

Brownell, Susan, and Niko Besnier. 2016. “Sport Mega-Events and Global Political Economy.” Anthropology News 57(7–8): 16–17.

Besnier, Niko. 2016. “From the Pacific Islands to France: Migration, Hope and Deceit in the Rugby Industry.” The Conversation Global.

Besnier, Niko. 2016. “Mercenaire: Migration, espoirs et tromperies dans l’industrie du rugby.” The Conversation France. 

Besnier, Niko, and Susan Brownell. 2016. “The Untold Story Behind Fiji’s Astonishing Gold Medal: Fiji’s National Identity Is Deeply Entangled with Rugby, but not Everyone is Encouraged to Play.” SAPIENS: Anthropology/Everything Human.

Brownell, Susan, and Niko Besnier. 2016. “Do the Olympics Make Economic Sense? The Olympic Games Aren’t Financially Rational, but their Value Can Be Explained in Other Ways.” SAPIENS: Anthropology/Everything Human.

Brownell, Susan, and Niko Besnier. 2016. “Zika at the Rio Games: Pandemic or Panic? Concerns about the Zika Virus are Fueled More by Fear than by Medical Science.” SAPIENS: Anthropology/Everything Human.

Besnier, Niko, and Susan Brownell. 2016. “Rio’s Olympic Festival in the Streets: How Does the 21st-Century Technology of Big-Screen TV Square with the Age-Old Human Penchant for Celebrations?” SAPIENS: Anthropology/Everything Human.

Besnier, Niko, and Susan Brownell. 2016. “Your Olympic Team May Be an Illusion: In Today’s Globalized Society, Many Athletes Are More Citizens of the World than of One Country.” SAPIENS: Anthropology/Everything Human.

Besnier, Niko. 2015. “Sports Mobilities Across Borders: Postcolonial Perspectives.” International Journal of the History of Sport 32: 849–861.

Besnier, Niko. 2014. “Pacific Island Rugby: Histories, Mobilities, Comparisons.” In Playing on the Global Periphery: Social Scientific Explorations of Rugby in the Pacific Islands. Yoko Kanematsu and Gyozo Molnar, eds. Special issue of Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science 3: 268–276.

Besnier, Niko, ed. 2014. Sport: Pleasure and Violence, Competition and Sociality. Guest-edited issue of Open Anthropology 3(1).

Brownell, Susan, and Niko Besnier. 2013. “Gender and Sexuality.” In Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology. James G. Carrier and Deborah B. Gewertz, eds. Pp. 239–258. Oxford: Bloomsbury.

Besnier, Niko, and Susan Brownell. 2012. “Sport, Modernity, and the Body.” Annual Review of Anthropology 41: 443–459.

Besnier, Niko, and Kitahara Takuya. 2009. 在日トンガ人ラグビー選手:グローバルな移動とスポーツ. 季刊民族学 130:46-54.