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Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives


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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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Regional Issues: Europe: History of Sport

Regional Issues: Europe: History of Sport

Forthcoming

Annette Hofmann
February 25, 2018

This book presents an overview on sport history research in Europe by giving insights into various topics between Europe´s south and north. Examples are physical activities in the middle ages in Córdoba, bullfighting in Spain, aspects of football in various countries to winter sports in France....

Martial Arts in Asia: History, Culture and Politics

Martial Arts in Asia: History, Culture and Politics

Forthcoming

Fan Hong, Gwang Ok
February 01, 2018

The reawakening of Asian martial arts is a distinct example of cultural hybridity in a global setting. This book deals with history of Asian martial arts in the contexts of tradition, religion, philosophy, politics and culture. It attempts to deepen the study of martial arts studies in their...

The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau: New Challenges after the Handovers

The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau: New Challenges after the Handovers

Forthcoming

Brian Bridges, Marcus P. Chu
January 01, 2018

China’s sports history and its contemporary role in the global sporting community have become well-known, but the sporting history and development of China’s two Special Administrative Regions - Hong Kong and Macau - have not received the coverage they deserve either in their historical contexts or...

Olympics in Conflict: From the Games of the New Emerging Forces to the Rio Olympics

Olympics in Conflict: From the Games of the New Emerging Forces to the Rio Olympics

Forthcoming

Zhouxiang Lu, Fan Hong
January 01, 2018

In the second half of the twentieth century the Olympics has played an important role in the politics of the Cold War and was part of the conflicts between the Capitalist Block, the Socialist Block and Third World countries. The Games of the New Emerging Forces (GANEFO) is one of the best examples...

Methodology in Sports History

Methodology in Sports History

Forthcoming

Wray Vamplew, Dave Day
November 23, 2017

The process of converting the ‘past’ into ‘history’ involves engagement with a multitude of different sources and methods, and sports historians inevitably participate in the same debates over approaches and methodologies as their counterparts in other historical disciplines. At its heart, history...

The British World and the Five Rings: Essays in British Imperialism and the Modern Olympic Movement

The British World and the Five Rings: Essays in British Imperialism and the Modern Olympic Movement

Forthcoming

Erik Nielsen, Matthew Llewellyn
November 19, 2017

Prior to the outbreak of World War II, the British presided over the largest Empire in world history, a vast transoceanic and transcontinental realm of dominions, colonies, protectorates and mandates that covered over one-quarter of the world’s land mass and comprised a population of over 450-...

Sports in Postcolonial Worlds

Sports in Postcolonial Worlds

Forthcoming

Nicolas Bancel, Thomas Riot, Stanislas Frenkiel
November 15, 2017

Civic engagement in this book is understood to include attendance at booked National Health Service appointments; compulsory attendance at school; the take-up of a variety of State benefits in cash and kind, such as Pension Credit and free school meals; and attendance at work. The book is the...

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games: Assessing the 30-Year Legacy

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games: Assessing the 30-Year Legacy

Matthew Llewellyn, John Gleaves, Wayne Wilson
June 07, 2017

The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games stand as the most profitable and arguably the most important event in the history of the modern Olympic movement. Fresh off the back of the financially disastrous Montreal Games of 1976 and the politically controversial Moscow Games of 1980, the Olympic movement...

Sport and Urban Space in Europe: Facilities, Industries, Identities

Sport and Urban Space in Europe: Facilities, Industries, Identities

Thierry Terret, Sandra Heck
June 07, 2017

Filling a gap in the literature on the history of sport in Europe, the book brings together complementary studies on diverse aspects of the interrelation between sport and urban space. Going from geography to political science, from sports history to urban and transport history, it suggests a...

New Directions in Sport History

New Directions in Sport History

Duncan Stone, John Hughson, Rob Ellis
May 31, 2017

Emerging from the ‘history from below’ movement, sport history was marginalised for decades by those working within more traditional historical fields (and institutions). Although a degree of ignorance still exists, sport history has now acquired a level of credibility through the dedicated work of...

The Triple Asian Olympics - Asia Rising: The Pursuit of National Identity, International Recognition and Global Esteem

The Triple Asian Olympics - Asia Rising: The Pursuit of National Identity, International Recognition and Global Esteem

J. A. Mangan, Sandra Collins, Gwang Ok
May 25, 2017

Realpolitik as a component of the Olympic Games held in East Asia has been largely ignored by historians. However, sport was an integral part of cultural diplomacy and the expression of national prowess for the three Games held in East Asia: 1964 Tokyo, 1988 Seoul and 2008 Beijing. It is time...

Mapping an Empire of American Sport: Expansion, Assimilation, Adaptation and Resistance

Mapping an Empire of American Sport: Expansion, Assimilation, Adaptation and Resistance

Mark Dyreson, J.A. Mangan, Roberta J. Park
May 24, 2017

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...

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