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  1. Crafting Patriotism for Global Dominance

    America at the Olympics

    By Mark Dyreson

    In 2008 China plans to use the Olympic Games to remake its national identity in the global marketplace. In so doing China treads the path blazed by the United States. For more than a century the U.S. has used the Olympic Games to construct national identity, create communal memory, and...

    To Be Published April 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Olympic Aspirations

    Realised and Unrealised

    Edited by J. A. Mangan, Mark Dyreson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Olympic Aspirations: Realised and Unrealised surveys more than a century of the Olympic Movement’s promotion of Olympic ideals internationally. The idea for Olympic Aspirations emerged at the world-renowned annual Beijing Academic Forum just months after the city hosted the impressive 2008 Beijing...

    To Be Published February 5th 2015 by Routledge

  3. American National Pastimes - A History

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, Jaime Schultz

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    When the colonies that became the USA were still dominions of the British Empire they began to imagine their sporting pastimes as finer recreations than even those enjoyed in the motherland. From the war of independence and the creation of the republic to the twenty-first century, sporting pastimes...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States

    Cathedrals of Sport

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, Robert Trumpbour

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    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 ‘...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Mapping an Empire of American Sport

    Expansion, Assimilation, Adaptation and Resistance

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, J.A. Mangan, Roberta J. Park

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Since the mid-nineteenth century, the United States has used sport as a vehicle for spreading its influence and extending its power, especially in the Western Hemisphere and around the Pacific Rim, but also in every corner of the rest of the world. Through modern sport in general, and through...

    Published October 31st 2012 by Routledge

  6. Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended

    Political, Cultural, Economic and Educational

    Edited by J A Mangan, Mark Dyreson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    For more than a century, the Olympics have been the modern world's most significant sporting event. Indeed, they deserve much credit for globalizing sport beyond the boundaries of the Anglo-American universe, where it originated, into broader global realms. By the 1930s, the Olympics had become a...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Sport and American Society

    Exceptionalism, Insularity, ‘Imperialism’

    Edited by Mark Dyreson, J. A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    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...

    Published February 23rd 2009 by Routledge

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