Soft Power Politics - Football and Baseball on the Western Pacific Rim

1st Edition

Rob Hess, Peter Horton, J.A. Mangan

Published October 30, 2013
Reference - 140 Pages
ISBN 9780415711791 - CAT# Y155465
Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives

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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 Huntington would ensure the end of civilisation. They also demonstrate the power sport has to change the world and to inspire and unite people globally. All who sail under the flag of ‘Sport’, as ingenuous as it may seem to the host of cynics that abounds, believe that dialogues that emerge from arguments included in this text represent communication of the highest order and have the potential to produce the cohesion that can close some of those cracks that Huntington said would open up along, what he called the fault lines between civilisations.

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

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