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Sport in Australasian Society

Past and Present

Edited by J A Mangan, John Nauright

Routledge – 2000 – 376 pages

Series: Sport in the Global Society

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    August 31st 2000
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Description

As Sydney prepares to host the 2000 Olympic games, this study assesses the cultural impact of sport on the Australasian countries. Here, as in other parts of the world, sport is taken as an assertion of both individual and group identity, a demonstration of modernity and a source of personal, local and regional esteem. This collection explores the political, social and aesthetic influence of modern sport, attitudes to the body and the evolution of specific Australasian visions of sport.

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Culture Sport and Society

"fascinating, thought provoking and sophisticated…A teacher of undergraduate courses in Australian sports history would want her students to have access to this collection.

Name: Sport in Australasian Society: Past and Present (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by J A Mangan, John Nauright. As Sydney prepares to host the 2000 Olympic games, this study assesses the cultural impact of sport on the Australasian countries. Here, as in other parts of the world, sport is taken as an assertion of both individual and group identity, a demonstration...
Categories: Sport and Leisure Studies