East Plays West

Sport and the Cold War
Author: Stephen Wagg,David Andrews
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134241682
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
View: 2022
The Cold War spanned some five decades from the devastation that remained after World War Two until the fall of the Berlin wall, and for much of that time the perception was that only on the Eastern side were politics and sport inextricably linked. However, this assumption underestimates the extent to which sport was an important symbol for both power blocs in their ongoing ideological struggle. This collection of essays from leading international authorities on sport, culture and ideology brings together an impressive body of work organized around key political themes and outstanding moments in sport, and is at once a political history of sport and an illuminating new perspective on the forces that shaped this unsettled time.

The People's Game

Football, State and Society in East Germany
Author: Alan McDougall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107052033
Category: History
Page: 374
View: 8008
From star players to rioting fans, The People's Game examines how football shaped the history of communist East Germany.

(Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph

Author: Rita Liberti,Maureen M. Smith
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815653077
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 346
View: 4417
Wilma Rudolph was born black in Jim Crow Tennessee. The twentieth of 22 children, she spent most of her childhood in bed suffering from whooping cough, scarlet fever, and pneumonia. She lost the use of her left leg due to polio and wore leg braces. With dedication and hard work, she became a gifted runner, earning a track and field scholarship to Tennessee State. In 1960, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games. Her underdog story made her into a media darling, and she was the subject of countless articles, a television movie, children’s books, biographies, and she even featured on a U.S. postage stamp. In this work, Smith and Liberti consider not only Rudolph’s achievements, but also the ways in which those achievements are interpreted and presented as historical fact. Theories of gender, race, class, and disability collide in the story of Wilma Rudolph, and Smith and Liberti examine this collision in an effort to more fully understand how history is shaped by the cultural concerns of the present. In doing so, the authors engage with the metanarratives which define the American experience and encourage more complex and nuanced interrogations of contemporary heroic legacy.

Geheimdienste, Diplomatie, Krieg

das Räderwerk der internationalen Beziehungen
Author: Carlos Collado Seidel
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643120664
Category: Diplomacy
Page: 376
View: 5513

Modernity in East-West Literary Criticism

New Readings
Author: Yoshinobu Hakutani
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838639078
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 226
View: 320
This collection of eleven essays concerns the movement of modernity in East-West literary criicism. Most of the contributions address particular cross-cultural relationships such as W.B. Yeat's interest in the 'noh' play, Ezra Pound's imagism, and the influence of Zen aesthetics on Western poetry. The Western writers discussed range from Americans, including Emerson, Thoreau, Faulkner, Wright, and Snyder, to Europeans, such as Marcel Proust. The Eastern writers include Basho, Tanizaki, Lao Tzu, Wan Wei, Tagore, and Yone Noguchi.

Aldous Huxley Between East and West

Author: C. C. Barfoot
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042013476
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 259
View: 8933
Although the title of this volume is Aldous Huxley between East and West, the order of the articles found within goes from West to East, which naturally imitates Huxley's own progress, especially since he went to the trouble of stepping out as far West as possible before starting for the East. Indeed one could argue that he was already on his way there before he left for California, a continuous journey, perhaps, since from the Californian shores of the Pacific the East is the further West. After the Introduction which places Huxley between East and West, the book starts with a consideration of Huxley's family connections, then goes onto his earliest fictions, his interest in science and the issue of modernity, and his experiments with drama and their inherent philosophical concerns. The poetry with which he began his writing career is then viewed as a link between his earlier Western self and his later Oriental interests, suggesting that the latter was always inherent in the former. A number of considerations of the Utopian themes in Huxley's middle and later fiction leads the volume to a climax with four articles surveying the foibles and the wisdom of Huxley's encounter with Eastern religious thought and philosophy, his misunderstandings, as well as ours, of what actually he had learned and wished to pass on to the Western world.

Steven Berkoff Plays 1

East; West; Greek; Sink the Belgrano!; Massage Lunch; The Bow of Ulysses; Sturm und Drang
Author: Steven Berkoff
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571318460
Category: Drama
Page: 288
View: 3409
Steven Berkoff is a phenomenon. Among the artists working in the theatre today he is probably the most theatrical - his special combination of speech, movement and spectacle is uniquely powerful. This first collection of his plays includes East, described by Berkoff as 'an outburst or revolt against the sloth of my youth and a desire to turn a welter of undirected passion and frustration into a positive form'. Also included in this collection are the plays West and Sink the Belgrano!

East West Poetics at Work

Papers Presented at the Seminar on Indian and Western Poetics at Work, Dhvanyaloka, Mysore, January 1991
Author: C. D. Narasimhaiah
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN: 9788172013851
Category: Poetics
Page: 292
View: 5534
The Papers Brought Together In This Volume Were Presented At A Seminar Organised In January 1991 Under The Joint Auspices Of The Sahitya Akademi And The Literary Criterion Centre, Dvanyaloka, Mysore. In Collaboration With The Indian Association Of Commonwealth Literature. Several Scholarly Papers Were Presented At The Seminar On The Indian Concept Of Natya, Dhvani, Aucitya And Alankara. Erudite Scholars From All Parts Of The Country Took Part. This Seminar Represents The Third Phase Of The Interaction Between Indian And Western Critical Endeavours. Sahitya Akademi Is Happy To Bring Out These Papers In Book-Form For The Benefit Of Discerning Scholars, Academics And General Readers.

Theater East and West

Perspectives Toward a Total Theater
Author: Leonard Cabell Pronko
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520026223
Category: Theater
Page: 230
View: 8325

Euphoria and Exhaustion

Modern Sport in Soviet Culture and Society
Author: Nikolaus Katzer,Sandra Budy,Alexandra Köhring,Manfred Zeller
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593392909
Category: History
Page: 359
View: 9878
The architects of the Soviet Union intended not merely to remake their society—they also had an ambitious plan to remake the citizenry physically, with the goal of perfecting the socialist ideal of man. As Euphoria and Exhaustion shows, the Soviet leadership used sport as one of the primary arenas in which to deploy and test their efforts to mechanize and perfect the human body, drawing on knowledge from physiology, biology, medicine, and hygiene. At the same time, however, such efforts, like any form of social control, could easily lead to discontent—and thus, the editors show, a study of changes in public attitude towards sport can offer insight into overall levels of integration, dissatisfaction, and social exhaustion in the Soviet Union.

Theater East and West

Perspectives Toward a Total Theater
Author: Leonard Cabell Pronko
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Oriental drama
Page: 230
View: 7721

A Companion to American Sport History

Author: Steven A. Riess
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118609409
Category: History
Page: 704
View: 8873
A Companion to American Sport History presents acollection of original essays that represent the firstcomprehensive analysis of scholarship relating to the growing fieldof American sport history. Presents the first complete analysis of the scholarshiprelating to the academic history of American sport Features contributions from many of the finest scholars workingin the field of American sport history Includes coverage of the chronology of sports from colonialtimes to the present day, including major sports such as baseball,football, basketball, boxing, golf, motor racing, tennis, and trackand field Addresses the relationship of sports to urbanization,technology, gender, race, social class, and genres such as sportsbiography Awarded 2015 Best Anthology from the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)

Countdown to Winning Bridge

Author: Tim Bourke,Marc Smith
Publisher: Master Point Press
ISBN: 9781894154055
Category: Games
Page: 214
View: 9714
Did you ever notice how the bridge experts always seem to know where every card is? How their finesses always seem to succeed? How their guesses are nearly always perfect? This book won't teach you to play quite that well, but it will introduce you to some very simple techniques that the experts use on play and defense. As declarer or defender, counting the hand is the one thing that will help you the most. But how do you keep track of all those cards? This book will show you how - explaining the tricks of the trade, and helping anyone who can count to thirteen to become a much better player. Full of practical examples of how to apply the information you get from counting, this book is sure to improve your game.

The East Face of Helicon : West Asiatic Elements in Greek Poetry and Myth

West Asiatic Elements in Greek Poetry and Myth
Author: M. L. West
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0191591041
Category: Comparative literature
Page: 678
View: 7670
Over the last sixty years scholars have increasingly become aware of links connecting early Greek poetry with the literatures of the ancient Near East. Martin West's new book far surpasses previous studies in comprehensiveness, demonstrating these links with massive and detailed documentation and showing they are much more fundamental and pervasive than has hitherto been acknowledged. - ;Ever since Neolithic times Greek lands lay open to cultural imports from western Asia: agriculture, metal-working, writing, religious institutions, artistic fashions, musical instruments, and much more. Over the last sixty years scholars have increasingly become aware of links connecting early Greek poetry with the literatures of Mesopotamia, Anatolia, Canaan, and Israel. Martin West's new book far surpasses previous studies in comprehensiveness, demonstrating these links with massive and detailed documentation and showing that they are much more fundamental and pervasive than has hitherto been acknowledged. His survey embraces Hesiod, the Homeric epics, the lyric poets, and Aeschylus, and concludes with an illuminating discussion of possible avenues of transmission between the orient and Greece. He believes that an age has dawned in which Hellenists will no more be able to ignore Near Eastern literature than Latinists can ignore Greek. -

Bridge Made Easy: Flash

Author: David Bird
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444141031
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 300
View: 6143
Bridge Made Easy is a short, simple and no-fuss little book which will help you get to grips with this popular pastime. The tips inside will help you develop techniques and play with confidence. At just 96pp, it is ideal for anyone who's new to the game, but keen to sharpen their skills - and their brain.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Whist
Page: N.A
View: 8339

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport

Author: S. Wagg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230320813
Category: History
Page: 315
View: 3668
The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism

Author: S. A. Smith
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191667528
Category: History
Page: 672
View: 1182
The impact of Communism on the twentieth century was massive, equal to that of the two world wars. Until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, historians knew relatively little about the secretive world of communist states and parties. Since then, the opening of state, party, and diplomatic archives of the former Eastern Bloc has released a flood of new documentation. The thirty-five essays in this Handbook, written by an international team of scholars, draw on this new material to offer a global history of communism in the twentieth century. In contrast to many histories that concentrate on the Soviet Union, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism is genuinely global in its coverage, paying particular attention to the Chinese Revolution. It is 'global', too, in the sense that the essays seek to integrate history 'from above' and 'from below', to trace the complex mediations between state and society, and to explore the social and cultural as well as the political and economic realities that shaped the lives of citizens fated to live under communist rule. The essays reflect on the similarities and differences between communist states in order to situate them in their socio-political and cultural contexts and to capture their changing nature over time. Where appropriate, they also reflect on how the fortunes of international communism were shaped by the wider economic, political, and cultural forces of the capitalist world. The Handbook provides an informative introduction for those new to the field and a comprehensive overview of the current state of scholarship for those seeking to deepen their understanding.

Dystopian Fiction East and West

Universe of Terror and Trial
Author: Erika Gottlieb
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773522060
Category: Fiction
Page: 323
View: 2817
"Erika Gottlieb explores a selection of about thirty works in the dystopian genre from East and Central Europe between 1920 and 1991 in the USSR and between 1948 and 1989 in Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia.

Family card games

Author: Robert Harbin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780877494331
Category: Games
Page: 179
View: 8689