Sport in Australasian Society

Past and Present

Edited by J A Mangan, John Nauright

© 2000 – Routledge

376 pages

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SPO000000
SPORTS & RECREATION / General
SPO019000
SPORTS & RECREATION / History