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  • Soccer's Missing Men

    Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football

    By J.A. Mangan, Colm Hickey

    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…

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  • Sport and Foreign Policy in a Globalizing World

    Edited by Steven J. Jackson, Steven Haigh

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-04-27
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  • Globalised Football

    Nations and Migration, the City and the Dream

    Edited by Nina Clara Tiesler, Joao Nuno Coelho

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-04-27
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  • The Politics of Sport in South Asia

    Edited by Subhas Ranjan Chakraborty, Shantanu Chakrabarti, Kingshuk Chatterjee

    Behind the spectacle of entertainment, sport is a subject with political issues at every level. These issues range from the social, with divisions created along gender and class lines, to the use of sport to pursue diplomatic and statecraft goals. In addition, some sports are positioned and…

    Paperback – 2013-12-11
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  • The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States

    Cathedrals of Sport

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, Robert Trumpbour

    Many Americans know more about the stadiums that loom over their cityscapes or college campuses than they do about any other aspect of the nation’s geography. Stadiums serve as iconic monuments of urban and university identities. Indeed, the power of sport in modern American culture has produced ‘…

    Paperback – 2013-08-06
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  • Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended

    Political, Cultural, Economic and Educational

    Edited by J A Mangan, Mark Dyreson

    For more than a century, the Olympics have been the modern world's most significant sporting event. Indeed, they deserve much credit for globalizing sport beyond the boundaries of the Anglo-American universe, where it originated, into broader global realms. By the 1930s, the Olympics had become a…

    Paperback – 2012-09-04
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  • The Making of Sporting Cultures

    By John Hughson

    The Making of Sporting Cultures presents an analysis of western sport by examining how the collective passions and feelings of people have contributed to the making of sport as a ‘way of life’. The popularity of sport is so pronounced in some cases that we speak of certain sports as ‘national…

    Paperback – 2012-01-14
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  • The Cultural Bond

    Sport, Empire, Society

    Edited by J.A. Mangan

    The contributors to this volume examine the aspects of the cultural associations, symbolic interpretations and emotional significance of the idea of empire and, to some extent, with the post-imperial consequences. Collectively and cumulatively, their view is that sport was an important instrument…

    Paperback – 2011-12-01
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  • The Lady Footballers

    Struggling to Play in Victorian Britain

    By James Lee

    This book tells the story of ‘the Lady Footballers’. It covers their 1895 and 1896 tours through the eyes of the largely unsympathetic British press. It explains gender issues of the time, and the financial problems that doomed this experiment. Despite increasing opportunities in sport for British…

    Paperback – 2010-10-21
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  • Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory

    Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century'

    Edited by J.A. Mangan, Dong Jinxia

    Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory - Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century' brings together international scholars with an interest in sport and politics and sinologists with an interest in China - past, present and future - to explore global reaction to the Beijing Olympics - China's…

    Paperback – 2010-07-14
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  • Sporting Cultures

    Hispanic Perspectives on Sport, Text and the Body

    Edited by David Wood, P Louise Johnson

    The essays that comprise this book mark new territory in the study of sport in the Hispanic world, a key site of cultural experience for the populations of Latin America, the United States and the Iberian Peninsula. The scope of the volume is the exploration of the representation and interaction of…

    Paperback – 2009-12-20
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  • American Sports

    An Anthropological Approach

    Edited by Alan Klein

    This collection illustrates the expansiveness of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport. While rooted in anthropology, these essays consider American sports in their social, economic, cultural and political aspects, charting their evolution. The book draws from history, sociology, and…

    Paperback – 2009-12-13
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  • Sport in Films

    Edited by Emma Poulton, Martin Roderick

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-11-24
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  • Sport, Nationalism and Orientalism

    The Asian Games

    Edited by Fan Hong

    The first book to focus solely on the Asian Games, this is an analysis of the Oriental rival to the Olympics in terms of its geopolitical, economic, sociological, historical, racial and aesthetic context, looking at its birth, growth and maturation from 1913 up until 2006. Written by a team of…

    Paperback – 2009-10-14
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  • Modern Sport – The Global Obsession

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, Fan Hong

    Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game – it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession, sport has infiltrated into all areas of modern life and despite noble ideals that…

    Paperback – 2009-10-14
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  • Sport in South Asian Society

    Past and Present

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, J A Mangan

    A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through the lens of sport. This book makes the point that the social histories of…

    Paperback – 2009-10-12
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  • Drugs, Alcohol and Sport

    A Critical History

    Edited by Paul Dimeo

    The use of alcohol and drugs seems contradictory to the popular ideal of sport as a healthy moral and physical pursuit, and yet it has been present in sports culture since clubs first became the focus for competitive games and social gatherings. Charting the changing patterns of the use of drugs…

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  • Militarism, Hunting, Imperialism

    'Blooding' The Martial Male

    By J.A. Mangan, Callum McKenzie

    The late Victorian and Edwardian officer class viewed hunting and big game hunting in particular, as a sound preparation for imperial warfare. For the imperial officer in the making, the ‘blooding’ hunting ritual was a visible ‘hallmark’ of stirling martial masculinity. Sir Henry Newbolt, the…

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  • The Balkan Games and Balkan Politics in the Interwar Years 1929 – 1939

    Politicians in Pursuit of Peace

    By Penelope Kissoudi

    The Balkan Games resulted on the one hand from the growth of modern European sport and the unsatisfactory performances of the Balkan athletes at national and international level, and on the other hand, from a desire to bring the Balkan peoples together in peace and concord. The Games were initiated…

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  • Olympism: The Global Vision

    From Nationalism to Internationalism

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, Sandra Collins

    The collection starts from the premise that Olympism and the Olympic Games make sense only when they are placed within the broader national, colonial and post colonial contexts and argues that sport not only influences politics and vice-versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only…

    Paperback – 2009-02-22
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  • Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post-Colonial World

    Edited by John J. Macaloon

    This Volume explores the enormous impact the ethos of Muscular Christianity has had an on modern civil society in English-speaking nations and among the peoples they colonized. First codified by British Christian Socialists in the mid-nineteenth century, explicitly religious forms of the ideology…

    Paperback – 2009-02-22
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  • Sport and American Society

    Exceptionalism, Insularity, ‘Imperialism’

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, J. A. Mangan

    A special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport, this collection of provocative essays explores the many faces of sport in America. Drawing upon insights from anthropology, history, philosophy and sociology and with reference throughout to politics and economics, the…

    Paperback – 2009-02-22
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  • Football Fans Around the World

    From Supporters to Fanatics

    Edited by Sean Brown, Boria Majumdar

    This volume investigates the way in which football supporters around the world express themselves as followers of teams, whether they be professional, amateur or national. The diverse geographical and cultural array of contributions to this volume highlights not only the variety of how fans express…

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  • Sport, Culture and History

    Region, nation and globe

    By Brian Stoddart

    Paperback – 2009-02-19
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  • This Great Symbol

    Pierre de Coubertin and the Origins of the Modern Olympic Games

    By John J. Macaloon

    This Great Symbol is the definitive study of the origins of the modern Olympic Games and of their founder, Pierre de Coubertin, whose ideological stamp the Olympics still bear. Behind this fascinating blend of biography and history lies an impressive framework of cultural, social, and psychological…

    Paperback – 2009-02-19
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  • America's Game(s)

    A Critical Anthropology of Sport

    Edited by Benjamin Eastman, Sean Brown, Michael Ralph

    This insightful volume considers how to locate America in the sporting world: in the traditions and rituals of a national pastime or in the baseball academies run by American professional teams in the Dominican Republic? With the athletes that carry a flag in Olympic ceremonies or among the…

    Paperback – 2009-02-19
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  • Cricket, Race and the 2007 World Cup

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, Jon Gemmell

    Cricket has been subject to a number of changes over the last twenty years. We can no longer talk of a sport particular to an out-dated English way of life. Cricket has become global and has to exist within the global environment. Primarily the world game has become commercialised. This collection…

    Paperback – 2009-02-19
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  • Fringe Nations in World Soccer

    Edited by Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Sabyasachi Mallick

    Soccer is the most popular mass spectator sport in the world, gaining huge media coverage and reaching all levels of society in countries all around the world. More than just entertainment, soccer has proved to be a reflection of national, cultural, community and ethnic identity as well as an…

    Paperback – 2009-02-19
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  • Football: From England to the World

    Edited by Dolores Martinez, Projit B. Mukharji

    This book is a fascinating journey through a series of scholarly articles. The journey begins by tracing one of the most significant stories in the popularization of Association Football. In the next leg of the journey it charts the diverse and changing face of the modern British game. It then…

    Hardback – 2008-11-10
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  • The 1940 Tokyo Games: The Missing Olympics

    Japan, the Asian Olympics and the Olympic Movement

    By Sandra Collins

    By representing their experience of modernity as different from the West in their respective Olympic Games, Asian nations reveal much about the ambitions and anxieties of being an Asian host in the continuing western Olympic hegemony. This original work explores the encounter between ‘the East and…

    Paperback – 2008-10-20
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  • Native Americans and Sport in North America

    Other People's Games

    Edited by C King

    Taking examples from the United States and Canada, this comprehensive text offers compassionate and critical accounts of the Native American sporting experience. It challenges popular images of indigenous athletes and athletics; it explores Native American participation in and appropriation of…

    Paperback – 2008-10-14
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  • Gender, Sport, Science

    Selected writings of Roberta J. Park

    Edited by J. A. Mangan, Patricia Vertinsky

    Roberta J. Park has been throughout her distinguished career a scholar with a mission - to win academic recognition of the significance of the body in culture and cultures. Her scholarship has earned her global esteem in the disciplines of Physical Education and Sports Studies for its penetrating…

    Hardback – 2008-10-08
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  • Body and Mind

    Sport in Europe from the Roman Empire to the Renaissance

    By John McClelland

    This is the first book to address the gap in the literature linking the physical culture of the ancient world with the beginnings of modern sport, this original book traces the history of the evolution of a variety of sport, games and physical education from 450-1650AD across Western Europe.…

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  • Playing on the Periphery

    Sport, Identity and Memory

    By Tara Brabazon

    Part of the Sport in the Global Society series, this innovative and creative text explores collective history, memory, and sport culture, tracking the passage of sports away from England. The author investigates why ‘elite’ English sports – such as rugby and cricket – became national sports in New…

    Paperback – 2008-09-14
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  • Leisure and Recreation in a Victorian Mining Community

    The Social Economy of Leisure in North-East England, 1820-1914

    By Alan Metcalfe

    'Amusements they must have, or life would hardly be worth living...' Newcastle Weekly Chronicle, 1895 This text explores life in the mining villages of the north-east of England in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - a time of massive social and industrial change. The sporting lives of…

    Paperback – 2008-08-31
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  • Crafting Patriotism for Global Dominance

    America at the Olympics

    By Mark Dyreson

    In 2008 China plans to use the Olympic Games to remake its national identity in the global marketplace. In so doing China treads the path blazed by the United States. For more than a century the U.S. has used the Olympic Games to construct national identity, create communal memory, and…

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  • Football and Community in the Global Context

    Studies in Theory and Practice

    Edited by Adam Brown, Tim Crabbe, Gavin Mellor

    Football clubs across the world continue to embody many of the collective symbols, identifications and processes of connectivity which have long been associated with the notion of ‘community’. In recent years, however, the very term ‘community’ has become the focus of renewed interest within…

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  • Emigrant Players

    Sport and the Irish Diaspora

    Edited by Paul Darby, David Hassan

    Ireland and its inhabitants have often been described as being ‘sports mad’. As a relatively small geographical entity, Ireland, north and south, has produced a disproportionately high number of world class sports men and women who have excelled at the highest levels of their chosen sport. The…

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  • Cricket in Colonial India 1780 – 1947

    By Boria Majumdar

    This is an exacting social history of Indian cricket between 1780 and 1947. It considers cricket as a derivative sport, creatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs, fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations.  Majumdar argues that cricket was a means to…

    Hardback – 2008-05-01
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  • The 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games and Anthropology Days

    Sport Before the Laughter Left

    Edited by Susan Brownell

    The 1904 Olympic Games and Anthropology Days were a pivotal point in the history of American anthropology and of the Olympic Games. This is because they were anchored within larger transformations in global culture – namely, the decline of empire, the rise of the nation-state, and the ensuing…

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  • Sport Tourism

    Edited by Heather J. Gibson

    The study of sport tourism is on the cusp of moving from a descriptive phase of research into an analytical phase. Consequently, many academics and graduate students are searching for theories upon which to ground their work. This book draws upon theories and concepts from sociology and…

    Paperback – 2007-12-23
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  • Sport, Civil Liberties and Human Rights

    Edited by Richard Giulianotti, David McArdle

    What is the relationship between sport and human rights? Can sport protect and enhance the human rights of competitors and sport workers? Can it also undermine those rights? These topical issues are among the many that are explored in this groundbreaking volume which analyzes how sports both…

    Paperback – 2007-12-23
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  • Matters of Sport

    Essays in Honour of Eric Dunning

    Edited by Dominic Malcolm, Ivan Waddington

    Matters of Sport is a tribute to Eric Dunning, the leading sports sociologist in the English-speaking world. This book addresses Dunning's contributions to the sociological and historical study of sport, covering key topics such as hooliganism, celebrity and gender relations. A broad…

    Paperback – 2007-12-20
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  • A Social History of Swimming in England, 1800 – 1918

    Splashing in the Serpentine

    Edited by Christopher Love

    Covering a time of great social and technological change, this history traces the development of the four classic aquatic disciplines of competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with its main focus on racing. Working from the beginnings of municipal recreational swimming,…

    Hardback – 2007-10-29
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  • Doping in Sport

    Global Ethical Issues

    Edited by Angela J. Schneider, Fan Hong

    This book considers ethical arguments about performance enhancing drugs in sport in a global context. It examines:* The forces that are bringing about the debate of ethical issues in performance enhancing drugs in sport* The sources of ethical debates in different continents and countries * The…

    Paperback – 2007-06-05
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  • A Social History of Indian Football

    Striving to Score

    By Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Boria Majumdar

    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…

    Hardback – 2006-04-18
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  • The Magic of Indian Cricket

    Cricket and Society in India

    By Mihir Bose

    In the last twenty years, Indian cricket has been transformed. With the arrival of global television networks, mass-media coverage and multinational sponsors, cricket has become big business and India has become the economic driving force in the world game. For the first time a developing country…

    Paperback – 2006-03-15
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  • The Football Manager

    A History

    By Neil Carter

    This clear and accessible book is the first in-depth history of the role of the football manager in British football, tracing a path from Victorian-era amateurism to the highly paid motivational specialists and media personalities of the twenty-first century. Using original source materials, the…

    Paperback – 2006-01-31
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  • A Sport-Loving Society

    Victorian and Edwardian Middle-Class England at Play

    Edited by J A Mangan

    In a time of unprecedented political and economic transformation, the middle classes of Victorian and Edwardian England became principal players in a new social order. Nowhere did their culture, values and identity gain clearer expression than in their sports, and their influence is still felt in…

    Paperback – 2005-12-21
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  • Japan, Sport and Society

    Tradition and Change in a Globalizing World

    Edited by Joseph Maguire, Masayoshi Nakayama

    Evolving for centuries in relative isolation, sport in Japan developed a unique character reflective of Japanese culture and society. In recent decades, Japan's drive towards cultural and economic modernization has consciously incorporated a modernization of its sports cultures. Japan, Sport and&…

    Paperback – 2005-12-14
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