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A Social History of Indian Football: Striving to Score

A Social History of Indian Football: Striving to Score

Kausik Bandyopadhyay, Boria Majumdar
June 20, 2016

A Social History of Indian Football covers the period 1850-2004. It considers soccer as a derivative sport, creatively and imaginatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs - designed to fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. The book is concerned with the...

Soccer's Missing Men: Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football

Soccer's Missing Men: Schoolteachers and the Spread of Association Football

J.A. Mangan, Colm Hickey
October 08, 2015

Now unknown or forgotten, influential schoolmasters took the game of association football to many parts of England. They had several roles: they brought the game to individual schools, they established regional and national leagues and associations, and they founded professional football...

Sport and Foreign Policy in a Globalizing World

Sport and Foreign Policy in a Globalizing World

Steven J. Jackson, Steven Haigh
April 28, 2014

Globalization is effecting a close convergence of sport and foreign policy. In order to respond to novel social, political, cultural and economic pressures, states are increasingly turning to sport as a foreign policy instrument; and they cannot ignore the corresponding influence that global sport...

Globalised Football: Nations and Migration, the City and the Dream

Globalised Football: Nations and Migration, the City and the Dream

Nina Clara Tiesler, Joao Nuno Coelho
April 28, 2014

When studying the social phenomena in and around football, five major aspects of globalisation processes become evident: international migration, the global flow of capital, the syncretistic nature of tradition and modernity in contemporary culture, new experiences of time and space and the...

The Politics of Sport in South Asia

The Politics of Sport in South Asia

Subhas Ranjan Chakraborty, Shantanu Chakrabarti, Kingshuk Chatterjee
December 12, 2013

Behind the spectacle of entertainment, sport is a subject with political issues at every level. These issues range from the social, with divisions created along gender and class lines, to the use of sport to pursue diplomatic and statecraft goals. In addition, some sports are positioned and...

The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport

The Rise of Stadiums in the Modern United States: Cathedrals of Sport

Mark Dyreson, Robert Trumpbour
August 07, 2013

Many Americans know more about the stadiums that loom over their cityscapes or college campuses than they do about any other aspect of the nation’s geography. Stadiums serve as iconic monuments of urban and university identities. Indeed, the power of sport in modern American culture has produced ‘...

Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended: Political, Cultural, Economic and Educational

Olympic Legacies: Intended and Unintended: Political, Cultural, Economic and Educational

J A Mangan, Mark Dyreson
September 05, 2012

For more than a century, the Olympics have been the modern world's most significant sporting event. Indeed, they deserve much credit for globalizing sport beyond the boundaries of the Anglo-American universe, where it originated, into broader global realms. By the 1930s, the Olympics had become a...

The Cultural Bond: Sport, Empire, Society

The Cultural Bond: Sport, Empire, Society

J.A. Mangan
December 02, 2011

The contributors to this volume examine the aspects of the cultural associations, symbolic interpretations and emotional significance of the idea of empire and, to some extent, with the post-imperial consequences. Collectively and cumulatively, their view is that sport was an important instrument...

The Lady Footballers: Struggling to Play in Victorian Britain

The Lady Footballers: Struggling to Play in Victorian Britain

James Lee
October 22, 2010

This book tells the story of ‘the Lady Footballers’. It covers their 1895 and 1896 tours through the eyes of the largely unsympathetic British press. It explains gender issues of the time, and the financial problems that doomed this experiment. Despite increasing opportunities in sport for British...

Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory: Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century'

Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory: Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century'

J.A. Mangan, Dong Jinxia
July 15, 2010

Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory - Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century' brings together international scholars with an interest in sport and politics and sinologists with an interest in China - past, present and future - to explore global reaction to the Beijing Olympics - China's...

Sporting Cultures: Hispanic Perspectives on Sport, Text and the Body

Sporting Cultures: Hispanic Perspectives on Sport, Text and the Body

David Wood, P Louise Johnson
December 21, 2009

The essays that comprise this book mark new territory in the study of sport in the Hispanic world, a key site of cultural experience for the populations of Latin America, the United States and the Iberian Peninsula. The scope of the volume is the exploration of the representation and interaction of...

American Sports: An Anthropological Approach

American Sports: An Anthropological Approach

Alan Klein
December 14, 2009

This collection illustrates the expansiveness of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport. While rooted in anthropology, these essays consider American sports in their social, economic, cultural and political aspects, charting their evolution. The book draws from history, sociology, and...

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