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Sport in the Global Society


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Sport and Memory in North America

Sport and Memory in North America

1st Edition

Steven Wieting
September 29, 2001

Cultures and nations remember themselves with select bodily images, evocative rituals and texts. This volume illustrates how sport is used in the creation, maintenance and now global dissemination of a nation's cherished values. Carefully drawn cases of sport in North America - American baseball ...

Sport in Films

Sport in Films

1st Edition

Emma Poulton, Martin Roderick
November 25, 2009

Sport offers everything a good story should have: heroes and villains, triumph and disaster, achievement and despair, tension and drama. Consequently, sport makes for a compelling film narrative and films, in turn, are a vivid medium for sport. Yet despite its regularity as a central theme in ...

A Social History of Indian Football Striving to Score

A Social History of Indian Football: Striving to Score

1st Edition

Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Boria Majumdar
June 20, 2016

A Social History of Indian Football covers the period 1850-2004. It considers soccer as a derivative sport, creatively and imaginatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs - designed to fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. The book is concerned with the ...

Soccer's Missing Men Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football

Soccer's Missing Men: Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football

1st Edition

J.A. Mangan, Colm Hickey
October 08, 2015

Now unknown or forgotten, influential schoolmasters took the game of association football to many parts of England. They had several roles: they brought the game to individual schools, they established regional and national leagues and associations, and they founded professional football ...

The Games Ethic and Imperialism Aspects of the Diffusion of an Ideal

The Games Ethic and Imperialism: Aspects of the Diffusion of an Ideal

1st Edition

J.A. Mangan
February 01, 1998

This is more than a description of the imperial spread of public school games: it considers hegemony and patronage, ideals and idealism, educational values and aspirations, cultural assimilation and adaptation and the dissemination of the moralistic ideology of athleticism....

Flat Racing and British Society, 1790-1914 A Social and Economic History

Flat Racing and British Society, 1790-1914: A Social and Economic History

1st Edition

Mike Huggins
November 29, 1999

2001 North American Society for Sports History Book of the YearThis volume studies the formative period of racing between 1790 and 1914. This was a time when, despite the opposition of a respectable minority, attendance at horse races, betting on horses, or reading about racing increasingly became ...

Globalised Football Nations and Migration, the City and the Dream

Globalised Football: Nations and Migration, the City and the Dream

1st Edition

Nina Clara Tiesler, Joao Nuno Coelho
April 28, 2014

When studying the social phenomena in and around football, five major aspects of globalisation processes become evident: international migration, the global flow of capital, the syncretistic nature of tradition and modernity in contemporary culture, new experiences of time and space and the ...

Sport and Foreign Policy in a Globalizing World

Sport and Foreign Policy in a Globalizing World

1st Edition

Steven J. Jackson, Steven Haigh
April 28, 2014

Globalization is effecting a close convergence of sport and foreign policy. In order to respond to novel social, political, cultural and economic pressures, states are increasingly turning to sport as a foreign policy instrument; and they cannot ignore the corresponding influence that global sport ...

France and the 1998 World Cup The National Impact of a World Sporting Event

France and the 1998 World Cup: The National Impact of a World Sporting Event

1st Edition

Hugh Dauncey, Geoff Hare
February 28, 1999

The contributions here cover the major socio-economic, political, cultural and sporting dimensions of the 1998 World Cup. It is set within the sporting context of the history and organization of French football and the French tradition of using major sporting events to focus world attention....

Sport in Latin American Society Past and Present

Sport in Latin American Society: Past and Present

1st Edition

Lamartine DaCosta, J A Mangan
November 01, 2001

This work deals with the infancy, adolescence and maturity of sport in Latin American society. It explores ways in which sport illuminates cultural migration and emigration and indigenous assimilation and adaptation....

Superman Supreme Fascist Body as Political Icon - Global Fascism

Superman Supreme: Fascist Body as Political Icon - Global Fascism

1st Edition

J A Mangan
April 29, 2000

The supremacy of the global fascist superman never became a reality but was certainly an intention. This work explores the use of the image of the male body in European, American and Asian fascism of varying degrees and various interpretations, and the differences and similarities involved....

Shaping the Superman Fascist Body as Political Icon – Aryan Fascism

Shaping the Superman: Fascist Body as Political Icon – Aryan Fascism

1st Edition

J A Mangan
September 29, 1999

This is a study of masculinity as a metaphor and especially of the muscular male body as a moral symbol. It explores the Nazi's preoccupation with the male body as an icon of political power, and the ideology and theories which propelled it....

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