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Sport in the Global Society: Historical Perspectives

About the Series

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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Gymnastics, a Transatlantic Movement From Europe to America

Gymnastics, a Transatlantic Movement: From Europe to America

1st Edition

Edited By Gertrud Pfister
September 17, 2010

This book explores, analyses, and explains divergent ideologies and practices of gymnastics in selected European nations. It reconstructs the ex- and import processes from Europe to America and determines the processes, interrelationships and transformations of these "transatlantic movements" in ...

Post-Beijing 2008: Geopolitics, Sport and the Pacific Rim

Post-Beijing 2008: Geopolitics, Sport and the Pacific Rim

1st Edition

Edited By J A Mangan, Fan Hong
July 12, 2011

In 2008, as few in the world are unaware, China was host to the world via the Beijing Olympics. The world watched the metamorphosis of Beijing from insecure capital to confident metropolis but, aware of it or not, the world was also watching the symbolic assertion, via the Games, of a rising ...

The Politics of the Male Body in Global Sport The Danish Involvement

The Politics of the Male Body in Global Sport: The Danish Involvement

1st Edition

By Hans Bonde
July 21, 2010

Danish sport has been associated with Europe and the World; not least through I.P. Muller and Niels Bukh and the Danish Gymnastics revolution with its emphasis on male aesthetics and hygiene in the first half of the twentieth century. At the same time, Denmark has stood apart from Europe in the ...

Sport Past and Present in South Africa (Trans)forming the Nation

Sport Past and Present in South Africa: (Trans)forming the Nation

1st Edition

Edited By Scarlett Cornelissen, Albert Grundlingh
April 12, 2013

This book provides an interpretation of sport in contemporary South Africa through an historical account of the evolution and social ramifications of sport in the twentieth century. It comprises chapters which trace the growth of sports such as football, cricket, surfing, boxing and rugby, and ...

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