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Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

Series Editor: Mark Dyreson, Thierry Terret

As Robert Hands in The Times recently observed, the growth of sports studies in recent years has been considerable. This unique series with over one hundred volumes in the last decade has played its part. Politically, culturally, emotionally and aesthetically, sport is a major force in the modern world. Its impact will grow as the world embraces ever more tightly the contemporary secular trinity: the English language, technology and sport. Sport in the Global Society will continue to record sport's phenomenal progress across the world stage.

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1-10 of 26 results in Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives
  1. Delivering Olympic and Elite Sport in a Cross Cultural Context

    From Beijing to London

    Edited by Fan Hong, Lu Zhouxiang

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This book examines the impact of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympic Games and highlights the latest findings in the areas of sport policy, elite sports system, sport media, sport facility management and sport social development in the two host countries - China and Britain. It...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Visual in Sport

    Edited by Mike Huggins, Mike O'Mahony

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This comprehensive, novel and exciting interdisciplinary collection brings together leading international authorities from the history of sport, social history, art history, film history, design history, cultural studies and related fields to explore the ways in which visual culture has shaped, and...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. London, Europe and the Olympic Games

    Historical Perspectives

    Edited by Thierry Terret

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    London hosted the Olympic Games for the third time in 2012, a mega-event where the political, economic and social expectations could hardly be compared with the previous London Games of 1908 and 1948. In addition, the Olympic Games went back to Europe in 2012 after a long period where (...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women, Sport, Society

    Further Reflections, Reaffirming Mary Wollstonecraft

    Edited by Roberta J Park, Patricia Vertinsky

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    During the last four decades women’s and gender history have become vibrant fields including studies of attitudes regarding the limited physical and other abilities of females as well as studies of the accomplishments of notable female athletes. We have become increasingly aware that women have...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Encoding the Olympics

    The Beijing Olympic Games and the Communication Impact Worldwide

    Edited by Luo Qing, Giuseppe Richeri

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Encoding the Olympics assembles a uniquely representative international team of media experts to provide a comprehensive review of the global impact of media and cultural communications associated with the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Commissioned by the IOC, this pioneering comparative study – the...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Sport in the Pacific

    Colonial and Postcolonial Consequences

    Edited by C Richard King

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Sport in the Pacific is a comparative consideration of the modern movement of Pacific peoples and their physical pursuits across national and cultural boundaries. It covers Australia, Japan and the United States. Its contributors ensure a deeper understanding of the indigenous peoples of the...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The New Geopolitics of Sport in East Asia

    Edited by William Kelly, J.A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The global geopolitics of sport is being transformed in and by East Asia. Sport in recent decades has been avidly embraced by East Asian nations, with implications both for their image on the international stage and their domestic national identities. The three post-war East Asian Olympic Games,...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn

    Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol

    Edited by J.A. Mangan, Marcus P. Chu, Dong Jinxia

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The premise of The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn - Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol is emphatic. The Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games was a metaphor for hegemony and renaissance. China crushed the other Asian nations with the massive weight of its Gold...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sport in the Middle East

    Power, Politics, Ideology and Religion

    Edited by Fan Hong

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This collection provides interdisciplinary study of sport in the Middle East in the context of history, politics, policies, gender, religion, ideology and international relations. The chapters examine the role of the Pan-Arab Games in strengthening the bonds of Arab identity in Qatar, the...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Soft Power Politics - Football and Baseball on the Western Pacific Rim

    Edited by Rob Hess, Peter Horton, J.A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Soft Power Politics- Past and Present: Football and Baseball on the Western Pacific Rim illustrates the momentous expanse and moment of sport in the Asia Pacific region and through these essays dealing with two of the most prodigious global team sports confronts various cultural clashes that Samuel...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. American National Pastimes - A History
    Edited by Mark Dyreson, Jaime Schultz
    To Be Published November 23rd 2014
  2. Sport and Nationalism in Asia: Power, Politics and Identity
    Edited by Fan Hong, Zhouxiang Lu
    To Be Published December 10th 2014
  3. A Global History of Doping in Sport: Drugs, Policy, and Politics
    Edited by John Gleaves, Thomas Hunt
    To Be Published January 6th 2015
  4. Olympic Aspirations: Realised and Unrealised
    Edited by J. A. Mangan, Mark Dyreson
    To Be Published February 4th 2015
  5. New Directions in Sport History
    Edited by Duncan Stone, John Hughson, Rob Ellis
    To Be Published February 9th 2015
  6. Sport and Revolutionaries: Reclaiming the Historical Role of Sport in Social and Political Activism
    Edited by John Nauright, David K Wiggins
    To Be Published February 28th 2015
  7. The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games: Assessing the 30-Year Legacy
    Edited by Matthew Llewellyn, John Gleaves, Wayne Wilson
    To Be Published June 29th 2015
  8. The Politicisation of Sport in Modern China: Communists and Champions
    By Fan Hong, Lu Zhouxiang
    To Be Published August 26th 2015

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