Japan, Sport and Society: Tradition and Change in a Globalizing World

1st Edition

Joseph Maguire, Masayoshi Nakayama

Routledge
Published December 15, 2005
Reference - 192 Pages - 28 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780714682938 - CAT# RU33862
Series: Sport in the Global Society

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Summary

Evolving for centuries in relative isolation, sport in Japan developed a unique character reflective of Japanese culture and society. In recent decades, Japan's drive towards cultural and economic modernization has consciously incorporated a modernization of its sports cultures. Japan, Sport and Society provides insights into this process, revealing the tensions between continuity and change, tradition and modernity, the local and the global in a culture facing the new economic and political realities of our modern world. The book explores three broad areas of interest:

  • sport and modern society in Japan
  • current issues in social reconstruction and reproduction in sport
  • modernization, globalization and sport in Japan.

Providing unprecedented access to new work from Japanese scholars, and raising key questions of globalization and cultural identity, this text represents a fascinating resource for students and researchers of sport and society.

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