European Heroes

Myth, Identity, Sport
Author: Pierre Lanfranchi,Richard Holt,J A Mangan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135239053
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 184
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Historians of popular culture have recently been addressing the role of myth, and now it is time that social historians of sport also examined it. The contributors to this collection of essays explore the symbolic meanings that have been attached to sport in Europe by considering some of the mythic heroes who have dominated the sporting landscapes of their own countries. The ambition is to understand what these icons stood for in the eyes of those who watched or read about these vessels into which poured all manner of gender, class and patriotic expectations.

European Heroes

Myth, Identity, Sport
Author: Richard Holt,J. A. Mangan,Pierre Lanfranchi
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9780714641256
Category: History
Page: 184
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Historians of popular culture have recently been addressing the role of myth, and now it is time that social historians of sport also examined it. The contributors to this collection of essays explore the symbolic meanings that have been attached to sport in Europe by considering some of the mythic heroes who have dominated the sporting landscapes of their own countries. The ambition is to understand what these icons stood for in the eyes of those who watched or read about these vessels into which poured all manner of gender, class and patriotic expectations.

The Nordic World: Sport in Society


Author: Henrik Meinander
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135224773
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
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This volume is a significant contribution to the study of contemporary European culture. It explores the political, social and aesthetic impact of modern sport on the Northern European Nordic communities. Its concern is the relationship between Nordic culture, Nordic nations, changing Nordic attitudes to time, space and the body and the related evolution of specific Nordic visions and traditions of sport as an integral component of cultural similarity and synthesis.

The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States

Cathedrals of Sport
Author: Mark Dyreson,Robert Trumpbour
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317989279
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 184
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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 ‘sportscapes’—landscapes literally shaped by their devotion to athletic competition. Curiously, given the importance of the secular cathedrals in American culture, historians have paid little attention to these edifices. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport seeks to remedy that oversight. This book will analyze stadiums from a variety of perspectives, paying special attention to the links between the ‘built environment’ in which Americans watch and play games and the larger social environments that the nation’s sporting practices inhabit. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport explores the role of stadiums in shaping urban identities, determining the economics of intercollegiate athletics, influencing local and national politics. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Serious Sport

J.A. Mangan's Contribution to the History of Sport
Author: Scott Crawford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135756082
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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Trial-blazer and mentor, Professor J.A. Mangan is a distinguished scholar in the fields of sports history whose work has inspired a generation of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal book on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal work on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians. It opened new horizons of inquiry providing the field with a richly perceptive study of hegemony and patronage, of cultural assimilation and adaptation, and of the ways that power elites used sport for socialization, acculturation and social control. His later works continued to pose critical, sometimes controversial questions, providing new and provocative insights into the complex social issues involved in the development and diffusion of sporting activity. The geographical horizons of his work now span the globe. This volume is a fitting tribute to the scholarship and lasting accomplishments of a pioneer who has mentored - and continues to mentor - numerous young scholars internationally, simultaneously developing and maintaining high quality channels through which to disseminate sport history research. In appraising his scholarship the contributors to this collection demonstrate their debt to his vision and achievements. This volume was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport

Shaping the Superman

Fascist Body as Political Icon – Aryan Fascism
Author: J A Mangan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135296731
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 232
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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.

The History of Motor Sport

A Case Study Analysis
Author: David Hassan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317984714
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
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First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The sport star

modern sport and the culture economy of sporting celebrity
Author: Barry Smart
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9780761943518
Category: Social Science
Page: 217
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Why are sport stars central to celebrity culture? What are the implications of their fame? Proceeding from a broadly based discussion of heroism, fame and celebrity, Smart addresses a number of prominent modern sports and sport stars, including Michael Jordan (basketball), David Beckham (football), Tiger Woods (golf), Anna Kournikova and the Williams sisters (tennis). He analyses the development of modern sport in the UK and USA, demonstrating the key economic and cultural factors that have contributed to the popularity of sport stars, while examining issues such as race and gender, the impact of professionalization, growing media coverage, the role of agents and the increasing presence of commercial corporations providing sponsorship and endorsement contracts. This book situates the sport star as the embodiment of the various tensions of age, class, race, gender and culture. It argues that sporting figures possess an increasingly rare quality of authenticity that gives them the capacity to lift and inspire people. The book is a major contribution to the sociology and culture of sport and celebrity.

American Sports

An Anthropological Approach
Author: Alan Klein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415448307
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 260
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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 political science; as well as considering the relationship between the developed and developing world; and culture and masculinity. The first part of the book considers the local and global interplay of professional baseball, covering: Major League Baseball's impact on the Dominican Republic nationalism and baseball on the Mexican/US border the globalizing forces of baseball as an industry. The second part of the book is concerned with the cultural examination of the responsiveness of masculinity to social and cultural forces, examining: the exaggerated world of bodybuilders in Southern California the cross-cultural comparisons of male behaviour on a bi-national baseball team in Mexico the historical examination of Jews in American sport. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society

Historical Social Research


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social history
Page: N.A
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International Sport: A Bibliography, 2000

An Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections
Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135293090
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 200
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There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the fact that during the late 1980s and 90s, many clubs, leagues and governing bodies of sport have celebrated their centenaries and produced histories to mark this occasion and commemorate their achievements. It is also the result of the growing popularity and realisation of the importance of sport history research within academe. This international bibliography of books, articles, conference proceedings and essays in the English language is a one-stop for the sports historian to know what is new.

The Month


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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American Book Publishing Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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Royal Historical Society Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History

Publications of 1996
Author: Austin Gee
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198207122
Category: History
Page: 440
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The Royal Historical Society's Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of books and articles on historical topics published in a single calendar year. The volume covers all periods of British and Irish history from Roman Britain to the late twentieth century, and also includes a section on imperial and commonwealth history. It is the most complete and up-to-date bibliography of its type, and an indispensable tool for historians.

Making European Masculinities

Sport, Europe, Gender
Author: J. A. Mangan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135270341
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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As sport has grown, progressively replacing religion, in its power to excite passion, provide emotional escape, offer fraternal (and increasingly sororital) bonding, it has come to loom larger and larger in the lives of Europeans and others. It has become an inescapable reality linking public environment with intimate experience and thus offers the historian an opportunity to inspect and attempt to grasp all the dimensions of the recent past and their relative share in individual and collective experience. This collection considers the evolution of modern sport in Europe and examines its role in shaping masculine identity.

The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Sociological Abstracts


Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

The Shaping of Israeli Identity

Myth, Memory, and Trauma
Author: Robert S. Wistrich,David Ohana
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714646411
Category: History
Page: 239
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This volume contains essays which examine in an original provocative and critical perspective the fundamental myths, symbols and historical memories that have played an active role in shaping the development of Israeli society.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life: Americas


Author: Timothy L. Gall,Jeneen Hobby
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781414448909
Category: Reference
Page: 640
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Provides information on more than five hundred cultures of the world, covering twenty different areas of daily life including clothing, food, language, and religion.

Junior Worldmark encyclopedia of world cultures


Author: Timothy L. Gall,Susan B. Gall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780787617592
Category: Ethnology
Page: N.A
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Arranges countries around the world alphabetically, subdivides these countries into 250 culture groups, and provides information about the ethnology and human geography of each group.