Global Perspectives on Sport and Physical Cultures

1st Edition

Annette R. Hofmann, Gerald Gems, Maureen Smith

Routledge
Published September 4, 2018
Reference - 126 Pages
ISBN 9780367023805 - CAT# K404685
Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

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Summary

Global Perspectives of Sport and Physical Culture is a compilation of diverse essays derived from the works of prominent international scholars that address significant international issues relative to sporting practices from a historical perspective. A variety of movement cultures are examined and analysed, such as various aspects of the turner and gymnastic movements, the transnational development of dance, competitive sport, non-competitive performance, and mountaineering.

Michael Krüger´s introductory chapter sets a framework for analysis with a historiographical and philosophical treatment of modern sport as an example of nationalism, internationalism and cultural imperialism. The succeeding chapters discuss the confrontation of commercialization with national interests, the importance of gender in the construction of various movement cultures, as well as the conditions and circumstances that effect societal and cultural change. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

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