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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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11-20 of 25 results in Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives
  1. 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 19th 2013 by Routledge

  2. 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  3. 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 15th 2013 by Routledge

  4. ‘Manufactured’ Masculinity

    Making Imperial Manliness, Morality and Militarism

    By J. A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    'Manufactured' Masculinity should be considered essential reading for scholars in the humanities and social sciences at every level and in all parts of the academic world. It weaves together brilliantly the elements of the 'manufacture' of masculinity in the period world-famous 'public' school...

    Published April 15th 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 February 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. The Triple Asian Olympics - Asia Rising

    The Pursuit of National Identity, International Recognition and Global Esteem

    Edited by J. A. Mangan, Sandra Collins, Gwang Ok

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Realpolitik as a component of the Olympic Games held in East Asia has been largely ignored by historians. However, sport was an integral part of cultural diplomacy and the expression of national prowess for the three Games held in East Asia: 1964 Tokyo, 1988 Seoul and 2008 Beijing. It is time...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. 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 May 8th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Sport, Militarism and the Great War

    Martial Manliness and Armageddon

    Edited by Thierry Terret, J. A. Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    The Great War has been largely ignored by historians of sport. However sport was an integral part of cultural conditioning into both physiological and psychological military efficiency in the decades leading up to it. It is time to acknowledge that the Great War also had an influence on sport in...

    Published April 12th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Rule Britannia: Nationalism, Identity and the Modern Olympic Games

    By Matthew P. Llewellyn

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    On 6 July 2005, the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2012 summer Olympic Games to the city of London, opening a new chapter in Great Britain’s rich Olympic history. Despite the prospect of hosting the summer Games for the third time since Pierre de Coubertin’s 1894 revival of the Olympic...

    Published December 5th 2011 by Routledge