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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 33 results in Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives
  1. The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games

    Assessing the 30-Year Legacy

    Edited by Matthew Llewellyn, John Gleaves, Wayne Wilson

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games stand as the most profitable and arguably the most important event in the history of the modern Olympic movement. Fresh off the back of the financially disastrous Montreal Games of 1976 and the politically controversial Moscow Games of 1980, the Olympic movement...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Sport and Urban Space in Europe

    Facilities, Industries, Identities

    Edited by Thierry Terret, Sandra Heck, Grace Khunou

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Filling a gap in the literature on the history of sport in Europe, the book brings together complementary studies on diverse aspects of the interrelation between sport and urban space. Going from geography to political science, from sports history to urban and transport history, it suggests a...

    Published June 25th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The Politicisation of Sport in Modern China

    Communists and Champions

    By Fan Hong, Lu Zhouxiang

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The Politicisation of Sport in Modern China: Communist and Champions is the first book in English which examines in chronological order key issues in sport in the People's Republic of China from 1949 to 2012 in the context of Chinese history, politics and society. It explores the complexity...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Sport and Revolutionaries

    Reclaiming the Historical Role of Sport in Social and Political Activism

    Edited by John Nauright, David K Wiggins

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This collection examines the role of sport in the lives of key revolutionary thinkers and leftist activists. In contrast to those who take a more romantic view of sport and believe in its apolitical nature, the chapters in this book help make clear how sport has served as a site for political...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. New Directions in Sport History

    Edited by Duncan Stone, John Hughson, Rob Ellis

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Emerging from the ‘history from below’ movement, sport history was marginalised for decades by those working within more traditional historical fields (and institutions). Although a degree of ignorance still exists, sport history has now acquired a level of credibility through the dedicated work of...

    Published February 10th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Sport and Nationalism in Asia

    Power, Politics and Identity

    Edited by Fan Hong, Zhouxiang Lu

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Written by a team of international scholars, Sport and Nationalism in Asia - Power, Politics, and Identity is a collection of original research which addresses a number of issues central to notions of nationalism and identity in sport including: how the Olympics and other international and regional...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. A Global History of Doping in Sport

    Drugs, Policy, and Politics

    Edited by John Gleaves, Thomas Hunt

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    From turn-of-the-century horseracing to the monolithic anti-doping attitudes now supported by sporting organizations, the development of anti-doping ideology has spread throughout modern sport. Yet heretofore few historians have explored the many ways that international sport has responded to...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Delivering Olympic and Elite Sport in a Cross Cultural Context

    From Beijing to London

    Edited by Fan Hong, Lu Zhouxiang

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This book examines the impact of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympic Games and highlights the latest findings in the areas of sport policy, elite sports system, sport media, sport facility management and sport social development in the two host countries - China and Britain. It...

    Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge