Modern Sport - The Global Obsession


Author: Boria Majumdar,Fan Hong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317997956
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 281
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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 sport stands above politics, religion, class, gender and ideology, the reality is often very different. These essays by leading academics and rising new talent consider the phenomenon of modern sport and its massive influence over global society. Together, this collection is also a tribute to the pioneering and inspirational work of Professor J.A. Mangan on the political, religious, class and gender-based aspects of modern sport, from academics greatly influenced by him and his writing. This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Modern Sport

The Global Obsession ; Politics, Religion, Class, Gender ; Essays in Honour of J.A. Mangan
Author: Boria Majumdar,Hong Fan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415390545
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 281
View: 568
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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 sport stands above politics, religion, class, gender and ideology, the reality is often very different. These essays by leading academics and rising new talent consider the phenomenon of modern sport and its massive influence over global society. Together, this collection is also a tribute to the pioneering and inspirational work of Professor J.A. Mangan on the political, religious, class and gender-based aspects of modern sport, from academics greatly influenced by him and his writing. This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Media, Sport, Nationalism

East Asia: Soft Power Projection via the Modern Olympic Games
Author: Tianwei Ren,Keiko Ikeda,Chang Wan Woo
Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
ISBN: 3832546510
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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"East Asia is increasingly prominent within global sport. In the short period between 2018 and 2022 it will have held two Winter and one Summer Olympics, and the Rugby World Cup for good measure. This is not a sudden development. It has been in train for some time, although many scholars, especially in Europe and North America, have been focussed primarily on sport in their own countries and regions. J.A. Mangan, who for decades has been looking closely at sport in East Asia while encouraging others to do likewise, has made a major contribution to knowledge and understanding of a once under-appreciated subject. This excellent collection in his honour analyses the key interwoven elements of sport, media and nation in China, Japan and South Korea. It demonstrates how the structure and practice of sport connects in myriad ways with its representation, not least with regard to national narratives, international rivalries and transnational trends. It is a book that does signal justice both to East Asian Studies and to the academic who recognised the importance of sport to that field, and who has done so much to ensure that the region is centrally placed within any contemporary analysis of the world of sport." David Rowe, Emeritus Professor of Cultural Research, Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University "Professor Mangan is the master dissector of the connections between sport and politics, geopolitics and nationalism across multiple Asian contexts. A collection of essays in honour of his long service to academic understandings of these fields is well deserved, and the editors and contributors to this volume have served up a worthy tribute. Showcasing new work by a stellar cast of China, Japan and Korea experts, in combination the papers collected here yield valuable insights into the issues of nation building, identity, media representation and sport which have been the subject of Professor Mangan's pioneering work over the past several decades. No one has done more to put East Asia on the map in terms of academic research on the manifold socio-political dimensions of sport, and this superbly constructed volume orchestrated by rising Tianwei Ren confirms that we neglect this fascinating, complex region at our peril." Jonathan Sullivan, Director of China Policy Institute and China Soccer Observatory, Associate Professor, School of Politics and IR. University of Nottingham

Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity


Author: Afe Adogame,Nick J. Watson,Andrew Parker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317573463
Category: Religion
Page: 312
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While the relationship between sport and religion is deeply rooted in history, it continues to play a profound role in shaping modern-day societies. This edited collection provides an inter-disciplinary exploration of this relationship from a global perspective, making a major contribution to the religious, social scientific and theological study of sport. It discusses the dialectical interplay between sport and Christianity across diverse cultures, extending beyond a Western perspective to include studies from Africa, South America and Asia, as well as Europe, the UK and the US. Containing contributions from leading experts within the field, it reflects on key topics including race, gender, spirituality, morality, interfaith sport clubs, and the significance of sport in public rituals of celebration and mourning. Its chapters also examine violent sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts, as well as reflecting on the cult of sporting celebrity and the theology of disability sport. Truly international in scope, Global Perspectives on Sports and Christianity is fascinating reading for all those interested in the study of sport, sociology and religion.

Sport and American Society

Exceptionalism, Insularity, ‘Imperialism’
Author: Mark Dyreson,J. A. Mangan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317997778
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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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 contributors outline the story of how American sport has contributed to a climate of insularity, exceptionalism and imperialism, from a symbolic rejection of British rule and British sports to the current status of all-American sports such as baseball and basketball in the face of globalization.

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

The Chinese Historical Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: China
Page: N.A
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Barbaric Sport

A Global Plague
Author: Marc Perelman
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844679136
Category: Political Science
Page: 144
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Marc Perelman pulls no punches in this succinct and searing broadside, assailing the ‘recent form of barbarism’ that is the global sporting event. Forget the Olympics and consider, under Perelman’s guidance, the ledger of inequities maintained by such supposedly harmless games. They have provided a smokescreen for the forcible removal of ‘undesirables’; aided governments in the pursuit of racist agendas; affirmed the hypocrisy of drug-testing in an industry where doping is more an imperative than an aberration; and developed the pornographic hybrid that Perelman dubs ‘sporn’, a further twist in our corrupt obsession with the body. Drawing examples from the modern history of the international sporting event, Perelman argues that today’s colosseums, upheld as examples of ‘health’, have become the steamroller for a decadent age fixated on competition, fame and elitism. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mediasport


Author: Lawrence A. Wenner
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415140409
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
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MediaSport is a comprehensive introduction to the ways in which sport and the media interact. It is written by leading experts from around the world in the field of sports studies, sports journalism and leisure studies. Among the subjects covered are: * sports ethics * sport and race * sport and gender * sport and violence on television * the globalization of sports * marketing sports on the Internet.

The Making of New Zealand Cricket, 1832-1914


Author: Greg Ryan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0714684821
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 257
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This book examines the emergence and growth of cricket in relation to diverse patterns of European settlement in New Zealand - such as the systematic colonization schemes of Edward Gibbon Wakefield and the gold discoveries of the 1860s. This book examines the emergence and growth of cricket in relation to diverse patterns of European settlement in New Zealand - such as the systematic colonization schemes of Edward Gibbon Wakefield and the gold discoveries of the 1860s.

Sport and society

a student introduction
Author: Barrie Houlihan
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 585
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Organised around themes of exclusion and opportunity, commercialism and the global arena of sport, this new edition provides much-needed coverage of the relations between sport practice, social policy and the social contexts in which both occur.

Sports

The All-American Addiction
Author: John R. Gerdy
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604739541
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 290
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John R. Gerdy knows sports inside-out. He has been an All-American Basketball Player whose college jersey was retired. He was briefly a professional player. Later he served as an associate commissioner in the NCAA's Southeastern Conference, and as a legislative and ethical advisor to the NCAA and the Knight Commission. Currently he teaches courses on sports administration. Now, in Sports: The All-American Addiction, he brings his insights and observations together in a radical, critical evaluation of the impact of sports on American life. This book argues that our society's huge investment in organized sports is unjustified. Ardent boosters say that sports embody the "American Way," developing winners by teaching lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, and discipline. In fact, Gerdy writes, modern sports are eroding American life and undermining traditional American values essential to the well-being of the nation and its people. Like a drug, this obsession allows Americans to escape problems and ignore issues. Gerdy asks tough questions. Have sports lost their relevance? Is it just mindless entertainment? Is our enormous investment in sports as educational tools appropriate for a nation that needs graduates to compete in the information-based, global economy of the twenty-first century? Do organized sports continue to promote positive ideals? Or, do sports, in the age of television, corporate sky boxes, and sneaker deals, represent something far different? Boldly making his case, Gerdy detects five causes for alarm. A violent, win-at-all-cost mentality exists. A greater number of spectators are idly watching the few elite athletes. An athletic culture that is anti-intellectual systematically creates "dumb jocks." While bridges, inner-cities, and schools are crumbling, tremendous sums of tax dollars vanish to wealthy owners, millionaire players, and to college athletic programs. Studies show that sports are no more effective in promoting equality than any other American institution. Can organized sports be restructured? The author concludes with a series of daring suggestions for change.

International Review for the Sociology of Sport


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports
Page: N.A
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The Economist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: N.A
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Leisure, Recreation, and Tourism Abstracts


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Leisure
Page: N.A
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Ronaldo – 2018 Updated Edition

The Obsession For Perfection
Author: Luca Caioli
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1785782460
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
View: 2010
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A three-time winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or, Cristiano Ronaldo’s status as a footballing superstar is unquestionable. His insatiable desire to succeed and to improve himself year-after-year has seen him win almost everything there is to win in the game, including his first international silverware: a Euro 2016 winner’s medal. Here, Madrid-based journalist Luca Caioli tells the inside story of the global superstar, featuring insights from those who know him best: coaches, teammates, girlfriends and even the man himself. Updated to include all the action from the 2016/17 season, the year after he claimed his third Champions League winner’s medal and became the tournament’s all-time top goalscorer. Ronaldo lays bare the career of a modern footballing icon.

The Magic of Indian Cricket

Cricket and Society in India
Author: Mihir Bose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134249241
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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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 has become a major player in the international sports arena. This fully updated and revised edition of Mihir Bose's classic history is a unique account of the Indian cricket phenomenon. Drawing on a combination of extensive research and personal experience, Bose traces the development of the Indian game from its beginnings as a colonial pastime to its coming of age as a national passion and now a global commercial powerhouse. This illuminating study reveals Indian cricket's central place in modern India’s identity, culture and society. Insightful, honest and challenging, Bose tackles the myths and controversies of Indian cricket. He considers the game in terms of race, caste, politics, national consciousness and ambition, money, celebrity and the media, evoking all the unpredictability, frustration and glory that is the magic of Indian cricket.

Winning is the only thing

sports in America since 1945
Author: Randy Roberts,James Stuart Olson,James N. Olson
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 258
View: 1980
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Examines the dark side of American sports, including the politically dominated Olympics, gambling influences, and racial politics as it reflects and is reflected by events, problems and values of American society

A History of Modern Britain


Author: Andrew Marr
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 033051329X
Category: History
Page: 640
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A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know what they are doing, but find themselves confounded. Every time, the British people turn out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted. Throughout, Britain is a country on the edge – first of invasion, then of bankruptcy, then on the vulnerable front line of the Cold War and later in the forefront of the great opening up of capital and migration now reshaping the world. This history follows all the political and economic stories, but deals too with comedy, cars, the war against homosexuals, Sixties anarchists, oil-men and punks, Margaret Thatcher's wonderful good luck, political lies and the true heroes of British theatre. This edition also includes an extra chapter charting the course from Blair to Brexit.

Globalization and Sport


Author: Richard Giulianotti,Roland Robertson
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405162692
Category: Social Science
Page: 154
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Globalization and Sport is a unique collection which places sport at the heart of debates on global processes. Features major critical interventions by some of the world’s leading sociologists and anthropologists on the subject of sport Contributors include George Ritzer, David Andrews, Frank Lechner, William Kelly, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Barry Smart, Paul James, Chris Rumford and Gary Armstrong Provides a mixture of original theories and fresh research material, examining sport in a diversity of settings, including Europe, the Americas, Australasia, Africa and Asia Essential reading for anyone interested in globalization processes or sport