Sport, Power and Culture

A Social and Historical Analysis of Popular Sports in Britain

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Author: John Hargreaves

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780745605074

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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This book provides the first systematic analysis of the links between sport and power in Britain. Beginning with the development of popular sports during the Industrial Revolution, the author traces the changing relations between sport and social power up to the present day. He gives particular attention to the ways in which sporting activities of different kinds relate to divisions of class, sex and race. In so doing he analyses the significance of sport as a means of exercising power on the body, situating this analysis in the context of a general discussion of the role of sport in education and modern consumer culture.

Sport, Culture and History

Region, nation and globe

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Author: Brian Stoddart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317997018

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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In addition to being an internationally recognised pioneer of sports history, Brian Stoddart has also been a leading thinker and influence in the field. That influence has crossed several areas of history, sociology, business, politics and media aspects of sports studies, and has drawn deeply upon his own training in Asian studies. His work has been characterised by cross-disciplinary work from the outset, and has encompassed some very different geographical areas as well as crossing from academic outlets to media commentary. As a result, his influential work has appeared in many different locations, and it has been difficult for a wide variety of readers to access it fully and easily. This volume draws together, in the one place for the first time, some of his most important academic and journalistic work. Importantly, the pieces are drawn together by an intellectual/autobiographical commentary that locates each piece in a wider social and cultural framework. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society

With God on their Side

Sport in the Service of Religion

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Author: Timothy Chandler,Tara Magdalinski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134511663

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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'Sport' and 'religion' are cultural institutions with a global reach. Each is characterised by ritualised performance and by the ecstatic devotion of its followers, whether in the sports arena or the cathedral of worship. This fascinating collection is the first to examine, in detail, the relationship between these two cultural institutions from an international, religiously pluralistic perspective. It illuminates the role of sport and religion in the social formation of collective groups, and explores how sport might operate in the service of a religious community. The book offers a series of cutting-edge contemporary historical case-studies, wide-ranging in their social and religious contexts. It presents important new work on the following fascinating topics: * sport and Catholicism in Northern Ireland * Shinto and sumo in Japan * women, sport and the American Jewish identity * religion, race and rugby in South Africa * sport and Islam in France and North Africa * sport and Christian fundamentalism in the US * Muhammad Ali and the Nation of Islam. With God on their Side is vital reading for all students of the history, sociology and culture of sport. It also presents important new research material that will be of interest to religious studies students, historians and anthropologists.

Transpacific Field of Dreams

How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War

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Author: Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807882666

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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Baseball has joined America and Japan, even in times of strife, for over 150 years. After the "opening" of Japan by Commodore Perry, Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu explains, baseball was introduced there by American employees of the Japanese government tasked with bringing Western knowledge and technology to the country, and Japanese students in the United States soon became avid players. In the early twentieth century, visiting Japanese warships fielded teams that played against American teams, and a Negro League team arranged tours to Japan. By the 1930s, professional baseball was organized in Japan where it continued to be played during and after World War II; it was even played in Japanese American internment camps in the United States during the war. From early on, Guthrie-Shimizu argues, baseball carried American values to Japan, and by the mid-twentieth century, the sport had become emblematic of Japan's modernization and of America's growing influence in the Pacific world. Guthrie-Shimizu contends that baseball provides unique insight into U.S.-Japanese relations during times of war and peace and, in fact, is central to understanding postwar reconciliation. In telling this often surprising history, Transpacific Field of Dreams shines a light on globalization's unlikely, and at times accidental, participants.

Sports Law

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Author: Simon Gardiner,Simon Boyes,Urvasi Naidoo,John O'Leary,Roger Welch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136588124

Category: Law

Page: 656

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Long established as the market leading textbook on sports law, this much-anticipated new edition offers a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the legal issues surrounding and governing sport internationally. Locating the legal regulation of sport within an explicit socio-economic context, this refocused edition is divided into four core parts: Governance & Sport; Commercial Regulation; Sports Workplace; and Safety in Sport. Recent developments covered in this edition include: EU competition law interaction with sport under arts. 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; the current World Anti-Doping Agency code; analysis of the recent Court of Arbitration for Sport Jurisprudence; reforms of the transfer system in team sports; anti-discrimination provisions in sport; engagement with match fixing; a focus on the legal context of 2012 London Olympics. Essential reading for students studying sports law or sports-related courses, this textbook will also prove useful to sports law practitioners and sports administrators in need of a clear companion to the field.

Arena

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical education and training

Page: N.A

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Moving the Goalposts

A History of Sport and Society Since 1945

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Author: Martin Polley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415142168

Category: History

Page: 236

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Moving the Goalposts provides a survey of British sport since 1945 and examines its place in British culture. The author discusses issues of politics, national identity, gender, class, and ethnicity. In Moving the Goalposts, Martin Polley argues that sport is not neutral, asocial or apolitical and so it needs to be assessed in its widest cultural context to be understood. Providing extensive coverage of the most popular sports such as football, rugby union, rugby league, cricket, tennis, and athletics, and including elite sports such as polo, the book offers a critical introduction to existing literature on the subject, and places contemporary sport in the context of recent history.

Routledge Companion to Sports History

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Author: S. W. Pope,John Nauright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135978123

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 672

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The field of sports history is no longer a fledgling area of study. There is a great vitality in the field and it has matured dramatically over the past decade. Reflecting changes to traditional approaches, sport historians need now to engage with contemporary debates about history, to be encouraged to position themselves and their methodologies in relation to current epistemological issues, and to promote the importance of reflecting on the literary or poetic dimensions of producing history. These contemporary developments, along with a wealth of international research from a range of theoretical perspectives, provide the backdrop to the new Routledge Companion to Sports History. This book provides a comprehensive guide to the international field of sports history as it has developed as an academic area of study. Readers are guided through the development of the field across a range of thematic and geographical contexts and are introduced to the latest cutting edge approaches within the field. Including contributions from many of the world’s leading sports historians, the Routledge Companion to Sports History is the most important single volume for researchers and students in, and entering, the sports history field. It is an essential guide to contemporary research themes, to new ways of doing sports history, and to the theoretical and methodological foundations of this most fascinating of subjects.

Competition, Gender and Management

Beyond Winning and Losing

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Author: J. Dennehy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230389376

Category: Social Science

Page: 221

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Investigates eight dimensions of competition which are active yet covert in the lives of managers. Explains in great detail the everyday experiences of men and women and the ways in which different cultures at work and in wider society, particularly exposure to sport and media, affect and reflect the relationship between gender and competition.

Sport and society

history, power and culture

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Author: Graham Scambler

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780335210718

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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This text presents a comprehensive account of the contemporary sociology of sport. It examines the changing role of sport in society and analyses topics such as representations of sport in the media and violence in sport.

Fussball und Identität in Israel

politisch-kulturelle Identitätsbildung und Ausgrenzungsprozesse im popular-kulturellen Feld des arabisch-israelischen Fussballs

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Author: Michael Schuster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 97

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Sport zwischen Ost und West

Beiträge zur Sportgeschichte Osteuropas im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert

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Author: Arié Malz,Stefan Rohdewald,Stefan Wiederkehr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports

Page: 377

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Sport in Society

Issues and Controversies

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Author: Jay J. Coakley

Publisher: Times Mirror Magazine

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports

Page: 417

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SPORT IN SOCIETY is the definitive text for the sport sociology course. Taking a global, issues-oriented approach to study the role of sport in society, this text encourages the discussion of current sports-related controversies and helps students develop critical thinking skills.

The Sport and Society Reader

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Author: David Karen,Robert E. Washington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415772495

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

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'The Sport and Society Reader' introduces the most important theoretical approaches to the study of sport and comprehensively explores the key themes that define the discipline.

Streetball

ein jugendkulturelles Phänomen aus sozialwissenschaftlicher Perspektive

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Author: Steffen Wenzel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies

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Author: Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473902916

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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'...a welcome addition to the literature in the rapidly expanding field of sports studies. It is up to date, comprehensive, and well and clearly written. Though primarily sociological in its orientation, it will help students -postgraduate and undergraduate alike and their teachers as well - to establish connections between the various sub-disciplines and guide them to sources which will enable them to probe issues more deeply... It is a beautifully crafted book and is sure to be a hit with students and their teachers. It would not surprise me in the least, however, if it appealed to sports lovers more generally... It is a tour de force and I recommend it unreservedly' - Eric Dunning, Professor in Sociology, The Centre for the Sociology of Sport, University of Leicester Sports studies is one of the fastest growing fields in higher education today. The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies brings a timely, much-needed and comprehensive tool for all students in this multi-disciplinary field. Each entry provides a basic definition, a guide to research themes and a clear account of the relevance of the concept in understanding sport. Not only indispensable for quick clarification of terms, it will give students a springboard for more in-depth research and critical analysis. It offers: " Cross referencing to assist critical thinking " A list of key readings for each entry " Expert definitions drawn from sociology, history, psychology, economics, management and business, politics and policy, physical education and health, and research methods. " Concise, student-friendly and authoritative entries. Covering sociology, history, psychology, politics, business, physical education, health and research methods, The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies provides the first one-stop reference guide for all students who study the social aspects of sport.

Power Play

Sport, the Media and Popular Culture

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Author: Raymond Boyle,Richard Haynes

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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"Combining new and original material with an overview of the developing field of media sport, this book examines the way in which the media has increasingly come to dominate how sport is played, organized and thought about in society. It traces the historical evolution of the relationship between sport and the media and examines the complex business relationships that have grown up around television, sponsors and sport."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved