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Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

Series Editor: Mark Dyreson, Thierry Terret

As Robert Hands in The Times recently observed, the growth of sports studies in recent years has been considerable. This unique series with over one hundred volumes in the last decade has played its part. Politically, culturally, emotionally and aesthetically, sport is a major force in the modern world. Its impact will grow as the world embraces ever more tightly the contemporary secular trinity: the English language, technology and sport. Sport in the Global Society will continue to record sport's phenomenal progress across the world stage.

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1-10 of 24 results in Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives
  1. Sport in the Pacific

    Colonial and Postcolonial Consequences

    Edited by C Richard King

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Sport in the Pacific is a comparative consideration of the modern movement of Pacific peoples and their physical pursuits across national and cultural boundaries. It covers Australia, Japan and the United States. Its contributors ensure a deeper understanding of the indigenous peoples of the...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The New Geopolitics of Sport in East Asia

    Edited by William Kelly, J.A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The global geopolitics of sport is being transformed in and by East Asia. Sport in recent decades has been avidly embraced by East Asian nations, with implications both for their image on the international stage and their domestic national identities. The three post-war East Asian Olympic Games,...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn

    Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol

    Edited by J.A. Mangan, Marcus P. Chu, Dong Jinxia

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The premise of The Asian Games: Modern Metaphor for ‘The Middle Kingdom’ Reborn - Political Statement, Cultural Assertion, Social Symbol is emphatic. The Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games was a metaphor for hegemony and renaissance. China crushed the other Asian nations with the massive weight of its Gold...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women, Sport, Society

    Further Reflections, Reaffirming Mary Wollstonecraft

    Edited by Roberta J Park, Patricia Vertinsky

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    During the last four decades women’s and gender history have become vibrant fields including studies of attitudes regarding the limited physical and other abilities of females as well as studies of the accomplishments of notable female athletes. We have become increasingly aware that women have...

    Published January 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sport in the Middle East

    Power, Politics, Ideology and Religion

    Edited by Fan Hong

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This collection provides interdisciplinary study of sport in the Middle East in the context of history, politics, policies, gender, religion, ideology and international relations. The chapters examine the role of the Pan-Arab Games in strengthening the bonds of Arab identity in Qatar, the...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Soft Power Politics - Football and Baseball on the Western Pacific Rim

    Edited by Rob Hess, Peter Horton, J.A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Soft Power Politics- Past and Present: Football and Baseball on the Western Pacific Rim illustrates the momentous expanse and moment of sport in the Asia Pacific region and through these essays dealing with two of the most prodigious global team sports confronts various cultural clashes that Samuel...

    Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Sport and the Emancipation of European Women

    The Struggle for Self-fulfilment

    Edited by Gigliola Gori, J.A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Sport and the Emancipation of European Women: the Struggle for Self-fulfilment explores the contributions of European women to the emancipation of women worldwide. It expands understanding of the need for their attitudes and actions and celebrates their achievements in freeing the female body from...

    Published August 1st 2013 by Routledge

  8. Sport, Literature, Society

    Cultural Historical Studies

    Edited by Alexis Tadié, J.A. Mangan, Supriya Chaudhuri

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Sport studies and sports history have witnessed a recent substantial increase in publications. However, the relationship between literature and sport has been little explored. Sport, Literature, Society looks at a wide variety of case studies ranging from Japan to England, from India to...

    Published July 18th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The History of Motor Sport

    A Case Study Analysis

    Edited by David Hassan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published April 14th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Sport Past and Present in South Africa

    (Trans)forming the Nation

    Edited by Scarlett Cornelissen, Albert Grundlingh

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This book provides an interpretation of sport in contemporary South Africa through an historical account of the evolution and social ramifications of sport in the twentieth century. It comprises chapters which trace the growth of sports such as football, cricket, surfing, boxing and rugby, and...

    Published April 14th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. London, Europe and the Olympic Games: Historical Perspectives
    Edited by Thierry Terret
    To Be Published May 8th 2014
  2. Encoding the Olympics: The Beijing Olympic Games and the Communication Impact Worldwide
    Edited by Luo Qing, Giuseppe Richeri
    To Be Published August 14th 2014
  3. The Visual in Sport
    Edited by Mike Huggins, Mike O'Mahony
    To Be Published August 31st 2014

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