1st Edition

Sport in Australasian Society Past and Present

Edited By J A Mangan, John Nauright Copyright 2000
    372 Pages
    by Routledge

    376 Pages
    by Routledge

    As Sydney prepares to host the 2000 Olympic games, this study assesses the cultural impact of sport on the Australasian countries. Here, as in other parts of the world, sport is taken as an assertion of both individual and group identity, a demonstration of modernity and a source of personal, local and regional esteem. This collection explores the political, social and aesthetic influence of modern sport, attitudes to the body and the evolution of specific Australasian visions of sport.

    Culture Sport and Society

    "fascinating, thought provoking and sophisticated...A teacher of undergraduate courses in Australian sports history would want her students to have access to this collection.


    J A Mangan, John Nauright