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  1. Sport, Nationalism and Orientalism

    The Asian Games

    Edited by Fan Hong

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The first book to focus solely on the Asian Games, this is an analysis of the Oriental rival to the Olympics in terms of its geopolitical, economic, sociological, historical, racial and aesthetic context, looking at its birth, growth and maturation from 1913 up until 2006. Written by a team of...

    Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge

  2. Modern Sport – The Global Obsession

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, Fan Hong

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    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...

    Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Sport in South Asian Society

    Past and Present

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, J A Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through the lens of sport. This book makes the point that the social histories of...

    Published October 12th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Drugs, Alcohol and Sport

    A Critical History

    Edited by Paul Dimeo

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The use of alcohol and drugs seems contradictory to the popular ideal of sport as a healthy moral and physical pursuit, and yet it has been present in sports culture since clubs first became the focus for competitive games and social gatherings. Charting the changing patterns of the use of drugs...

    Published October 12th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Militarism, Hunting, Imperialism

    'Blooding' The Martial Male

    By J.A. Mangan, Callum McKenzie

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The late Victorian and Edwardian officer class viewed hunting and big game hunting in particular, as a sound preparation for imperial warfare. For the imperial officer in the making, the ‘blooding’ hunting ritual was a visible ‘hallmark’ of stirling martial masculinity. Sir Henry Newbolt, the...

    Published June 29th 2009 by Routledge

  6. The Balkan Games and Balkan Politics in the Interwar Years 1929 – 1939

    Politicians in Pursuit of Peace

    By Penelope Kissoudi

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The Balkan Games resulted on the one hand from the growth of modern European sport and the unsatisfactory performances of the Balkan athletes at national and international level, and on the other hand, from a desire to bring the Balkan peoples together in peace and concord. The Games were initiated...

    Published June 28th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Soccer's Missing Men

    Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football

    By J.A. Mangan, Colm Hickey

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Now unknown or forgotten, influential schoolmasters took the game of association football to many parts of England. They had several roles: they brought the game to individual schools, they established regional and national leagues and associations, and they founded professional football...

    Published April 29th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Olympism: The Global Vision

    From Nationalism to Internationalism

    Edited by Boria Majumdar, Sandra Collins

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The collection starts from the premise that Olympism and the Olympic Games make sense only when they are placed within the broader national, colonial and post colonial contexts and argues that sport not only influences politics and vice-versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only...

    Published February 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  9. Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post-Colonial World

    Edited by John J. Macaloon

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This Volume explores the enormous impact the ethos of Muscular Christianity has had an on modern civil society in English-speaking nations and among the peoples they colonized. First codified by British Christian Socialists in the mid-nineteenth century, explicitly religious forms of the ideology...

    Published February 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  10. 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 22nd 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Sport and Foreign Policy in a Globalizing World
    Edited by Steven J. Jackson, Steven Haigh
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  2. Globalised Football: Nations and Migration, the City and the Dream
    Edited by Nina Clara Tiesler, Joao Nuno Coelho
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  3. Soccer's Missing Men: Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football
    By J.A. Mangan, Colm Hickey
    To Be Published October 31st 2014

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