The Making of Les Bleus

Sport in France, 1958-2010
Author: Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739175092
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 238
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The Making of Les Bleus traces the Fifth Republic’s quest to create elite athletes, a compelling tale that serves as a prism through which to investigate the larger history of France, the evolution of society, the impacts of the media revolution, and the government’s mission of public health. It provides perspective on how France coped with and adapted to the post-1945 world and underscores just how much things have changed—yet still remained the same.

Sport and diplomacy

Games within games
Author: Simon Rofe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526131072
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 6997
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The purpose of this book is to critically enhance the appreciation of Diplomacy and Sport in global affairs for both practitioners and scholars. The book will make an important new contribution to at least two distinct fields of study: Diplomacy and Sport, as well as to those concerned with History, Politics, Sociology, and International Relations. The critical analysis the book provides explores the linkages across these fields, particularly in relation to Soft Power and Public Diplomacy. Its conclusions offer avenues for further study based on the future of the relationship between sport and diplomacy. The book has strong international basis: it covers a broad range of countries, their diplomatic relationship with sport and is written by a truly transnational cast of authors. The intense media scrutiny on the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, and other international sports will contribute to the global interest in this volume.

The Oxford Handbook of Sports History


Author: Robert Edelman,Wayne Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199858918
Category: History
Page: 568
View: 6986
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Orwell was wrong. Sports are not "war without the shooting," nor are they "war by other means." To be sure sports have generated animosity throughout human history, but they also require rules to which the participants agree to abide before the contest. Among other things, those rules are supposed to limit violence, even death. More than anything else, sports have been a significant part of a historical "civilizing process." They are the opposite of war. As the historical profession has taken its cultural turn over the last few decades, scholars have turned their attention to subject once seen as marginal. As researchers have come to understand the centrality of the human body in human history, they have come to study this most corporeal of human activities. Taking early cues from physical educators and kinesiologists, historians have been exploring sports in all their forms in order to help us answer the most fundamental questions to which scholars have devoted their lives. We have now seen a veritable explosion excellent work on this subject, just as sports have assumed an even greater share of a globalizing world's cultural, political and economic space. Practiced by millions and watched by billions, sports provide an enormous share of content on the Internet. This volume combines the efforts of sports historians with essays by historians whose careers have been devoted to more traditional topics. We want to show how sports have evolved from ancient societies to the world we inhabit today. Our goal is to introduce those from outside this sub-field to this burgeoning body of scholarship. At the same time, we hope here to show those who may want to study sport with rigor and nuance how to embark on a rewarding journey and tackle profound matters that have affected and will affect all of humankind.

Sport and Society in Global France

Nations, Migrations, Corporations
Author: Cathal Kilcline
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1786949555
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
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From Zinedine Zidane to Michael Jordan and from Marie-José Pérec to Lance Armstrong, over the last thirty years, numerous individuals have emerged through the global sports industry to capture the imagination of the French public and become touchstones for the discussion of a host of social issues. This book provides new insights into the evolution of the global sporting spectacle through a study of star athletes, emblematic organisations, key locations, and celebrated moments in French sport from the mid-1980s to the present day. It draws on a wide range of sources, from film, television, advertising, newspapers, and popular music to cover key developments in sports including football, motorsport, basketball, and cycling. Sport here emerges as a privileged site for the discussion of the nature of contemporary nationhood, as well as for the performance of France's postcolonial heritage. Simultaneously, sport provides a platform for the playing out of concerns over globalisation, and, in a time of post-industrial uncertainty, for nostalgic reminiscences of an apocryphal bygone era of social cohesion. The exploration of these themes leads to new understandings of the ways sport influences and is implicated in broader social and cultural concerns in France today.

Sports in Postcolonial Worlds


Author: Nicolas Bancel,Thomas Riot,Stanislas Frenkiel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317238311
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 145
View: 2264
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This book explores several cultural and historical paths intertwined in the genesis and development of sport and physical activities within colonial and postcolonial contexts. As far as youth organizations and Western-based sports are concerned, the Independencies political split needs to be reconsidered, from a cultural perspective with practices overlapping spatial, chronological and epistemological borders. When looking at the variety of practices, the colonial legacies and the ensuing migration journeys through a global perspective, there is a need to understand the diverse ways of composing and building the postcolonial sport worlds. Multiculturalism (South Africa, France, Algeria), transnational journeys (Pacific Islands), rebuilding of national identities through sporting institutions (Ireland, West Africa), racialization of the society (Rwanda, South Africa), gender control (from the West-East to the North-South gap), sportization of traditional/old games (Americas), and so on. Following the various studies shaping this book, the ambivalence of sporting and physical activities’ paths comes up. It is apparent these trajectories have generated a mixed feeling of adhesion and repulsion towards Western hegemonies in postcolonial societies.

State Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Diplomatic and consular service, American
Page: N.A
View: 932
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Die Grenzen des Wachstums

Bericht des Club of Rome zur Lage der Menschheit
Author: Dennis Meadows,Donella H. Meadows
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: 183
View: 1508
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Die Radsport-Mafia und ihre schmutzigen Geschäfte


Author: Tyler Hamilton
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492961770
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
View: 7235
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Tyler Hamilton war ein Naturtalent, einer der leidensfähigsten und zähesten Radfahrer, bei US Postal der zweite Mann hinter Lance Armstrong. In seinem Buch erzählt er, wie die Amerikaner sich in den Neunzigern die Seele aus dem Leib fuhren und dennoch keine Chance gegen europäische Teams hatten, die immer schneller waren, immer noch Luft hatten - bis die Mannschaft anfängt, sich spritzen zu lassen. Er legt offen, wie straff organisiert dieses System war, das das berühmteste Radrennen der Welt zur Tour de Farce werden ließ, wie korrupte Ärzte und skrupellose Teamchefs agieren und Mannschaften zu gut geölten Maschinen wurden. Wie eine ganze Sportart buchstäblich unter die Räder kam und eine Parallelwelt aus Lügen, Angst und Manipulation entstand, die ehemalige Helden als lädierte Wracks zurücklässt.

The Film Encyclopedia 7e

The Complete Guide to Film and the Film Industry
Author: Ephraim Katz,Ronald Dean Nolen
Publisher: Collins Reference
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 1616
View: 4264
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Features alphabetically organized entries on the artistic, technical, and commercial aspects of movies, including style, genres, actors and actresses, directors, producers, and motion picture studios.

Books in Print 2009-2010


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780835250191
Category: Publishers' catalogs
Page: N.A
View: 8183
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Fussball unterm Hakenkreuz

der DFB zwischen Sport, Politik und Kommerz
Author: Nils Havemann
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593379067
Category: National socialism and sports
Page: 473
View: 6398
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Der Bauch des Ozeans

Roman
Author: Fatou Diome
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783257235210
Category:
Page: 273
View: 9733
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Robert Enke

Ein allzu kurzes Leben
Author: Ronald Reng
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 349295135X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 432
View: 868
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Unter allen Fußballern war Robert Enke eine außergewöhnliche Persönlichkeit im deutschen Tor. Als überwältigendes Talent mit 20 berufen, für den legendären FC Barcelona zu spielen, war er mit 25 ein vergessenes Talent und etablierte sich schließlich, als es fast zu spät schien, noch als Weltklassetorwart. Ronald Reng erzählt von Erfolgen und Misserfolgen, aber vor allem erzählt er die Geschichte hinter dem öffentlichen Menschen: Robert Enke hatte immer ein offenes Ohr für die Sorgen derer, die ihn umgaben. Und blieb selbst nicht verschont von großen Schicksalsschlägen wie dem Tod seiner kleinen Tochter. Sein Freitod berührte und erschütterte Deutschland weit über die Welt des Fußballs hinaus.

Yearbook of International Organizations


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: International agencies
Page: N.A
View: 5880
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Beginning in 1983/84 published in 3 vols., with expansion to 6 vols. by 2007/2008: vol. 1--Organization descriptions and cross references; vol. 2--Geographic volume: international organization participation; vol. 3--Subject volume; vol. 4--Bibliography and resources; vol. 5--Statistics, visualizations and patterns; vol. 6--Who's who in international organizations. (From year to year some slight variations in naming of the volumes).

Die Erklärung der Menschen- und Bürgerrechte


Author: Georg Jellinek,Walter Jellinek
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783428160006
Category: Civil rights
Page: 85
View: 4585
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Who's who in America 1996


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780837901695
Category: United States
Page: 5258
View: 4890
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Geographic index, Professional index, Retiree index, Necrology.

Living Blues


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Blues (Music)
Page: N.A
View: 8284
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Banal Militarism

Zur Veralltäglichung des Militärischen im Zivilen
Author: Tanja Thomas,Fabian Virchow
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839403561
Category: Social Science
Page: 434
View: 509
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Öffentlich kaum wahrgenommen schreitet die Veralltäglichung des Militärischen und des Krieges voran. Der Begriff »Banal Militarism« lenkt die Aufmerksamkeit auf unspektakuläre Prozesse, die von den AutorInnen des Bandes anhand historischer wie aktueller Beispiele der Repräsentation, der Inszenierung und Aneignung des Militärischen in Literatur, Theater, Kino, (Computer-)Spiel, Mode sowie in der Presse und im Alltagsleben analysiert werden. Solche Phänomene in ihrer Wirkungsmächtigkeit auf politische Kultur zu thematisieren, theoretisch zu reflektieren und als bedeutsames Forschungsfeld zu konturieren, ist das zentrale Anliegen des Bandes.