Bruce Boone on why volleyball is "part of the socialist tradition" and then why this ideology ends up in trouble:
Vollyball, it turns out, is a politically correct choice because, as you are told, it hasn't been 'commercialized' and 'it's never a spectator sport.' Consequently, everyone is obliged to participate. Furthermore, men and women can play it equally well and there are no 'stars'--so it's a recreation you ought to have fun at! At any rate that's the ideology. In practice of course things may not work out that way. They didn't at our institute. In fact volleyball brought out hidden conflicts that had never been resolved, and often were not even discussed. Volleyball turned out to extend certain power realities based on sex...
-Boone, Century of Clouds (1980).

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