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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 29 results in Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives
  1. 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 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 30th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. ‘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

  9. 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

  10. 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