Modern Sport – The Global Obsession

1st Edition

Boria Majumdar, Fan Hong

Routledge
Published October 15, 2009
Reference - 282 Pages
ISBN 9780415568517 - CAT# Y106388
Series: Sport in the Global Society

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Summary

Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game – it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession, sport has infiltrated into all areas of modern life and despite noble ideals that sport stands above politics, religion, class, gender and ideology, the reality is often very different.

These essays by leading academics and rising new talent consider the phenomenon of modern sport and its massive influence over global society. Together, this collection is also a tribute to the pioneering and inspirational work of Professor J.A. Mangan on the political, religious, class and gender-based aspects of modern sport, from academics greatly influenced by him and his writing.

This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

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