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Play later. Manage episode series By Marshall Poe. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Shortly after the conclusion of the Women's World Cup earlier this summer, a friend suggested to me that it signaled the long-awaited arrival of soccer as a mainstream sport in the U. I thought a second, remembering the commercials around the game and the way the television cameras shot the crowd. Then I responded that I thought it wasn't really the long-awaited arrival of soccer, but the emergence of women's sports into the mainstream of American culture.

This is something of an exaggeration. But the summer of the World Cup is perhaps a perfect time to think through the position of women's sports in global society. Nancy Lough and Andrea N. Lough and Guerin bring together forty different authors to survey the status of women's sports in The essays range from discussions of the history of women's sports to analyses of media representation of women in sports to the economics and management of women's sports.

Collectively, it is a remarkable accomplishment. Lough and Guerin offer a comprehensive survey of the field while pointing to future questions and topics of research. Identity, Diaspora and Citizenship 6. The popularity of these activities goes beyond the teenage male youth that the media typify as their main consumers.

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This book examines the popularity, significance and meaning of lifestyle sport, exploring the sociological significance of these activities, particularly as related to their consumption, and the expression of politics of identity and difference. This edited collection includes much unique ethnographic research work with skaters, surfers, windsurfers, climbers, adventure racers, and ultimate frisbee players.

The cultural ubiquity, political prominence and economic significance of contemporary sport in global capitalist society present fertile terrain for its critical socio-cultural analysis. Foremost in this scholarship are marxist and cultural studies approaches. Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport contributes to the critical analysis of sport in society by joining together marxist and cultural studies approaches in one volume, so as to reveal the underlying structures of power present in contemporary sporting cultures.

This volume contains contributions from: David L. Introduction: Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport 2. Foucault, Marxism and Sport 4. Sport, the Media and Marxist Cultural Analysis 7.


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Sport, Labour and Representation Its polemical discussion brought sports as cultural politics into the academic arena and set the agenda for a new wave of researchers. Since the s sport studies has matured both as an academic discipline and as a focus for mainstream political and public policy debate. In Culture, Politics and Sport: Blowing the Whistle, Revisited, Garry Whannel revisits the themes that led his first edition, assessing their s context from our new millennium perspective, and exploring their continued relevance for contemporary sports academics.

This revisited volume will appeal to undergraduate students and researchers in sports and cultural studies. Profiting by the Presence of Ideals: Sponsorship and Olympism 4. Pleasures, Commodities and Spaces 6. Nations, Identities, Celebrities and Bodies 7. Globalisation: The Global and the Local 8. Mitchell, University of Sussex, UK. How can the study of local football culture help us to understand the powerful international forces at play within the modern game? Based on long-term and detailed ethnographic research, this book uses Malta as a critical case study to explore the dynamics of contemporary football.

Situated on the fringes of the EU, and with an appalling record in international competition, the Maltese are nevertheless fanatical about the game. Like many other contemporary sporting institutions, the Paralympic Games have made the transition from pastime to spectacle, and the profile of athletes with disabilities has been increased as a result. This book reviews the current status of the Paralympics and challenges the mainstream assumption that the Games are a vehicle for empowerment of the disabled community.

Using ethnographic methods unique in this area of study, P. David Howe has undertaken an innovative and critical examination of the social, political and economic processes shaping the Paralympic Movement. In The Cultural Politics of the Paralympic Movement he presents his findings and offers a new insight into the relationship between sport, the body and the culture of disability. In doing so he has produced the most comprehensive and radical text about high performance sport for the disabled yet published. A Social History of Sport for the Disabled 3.

The Politics of Sporting Disablement 5. The Imperfect Body and Sport 7.

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Technology and the Paralympic Games 8. Accommodating Paralympic Bodies. In this important new book the focus is on one particular form of sound, music. In some sports, such as ice skating, music is essential. In other sports music is incidental, yet it is present and has an acknowledged, significant effect on sporting performance and on the experience of sport. Because of the multifaceted interface of music and sport the book embraces a broad and pluralistic definition of music. The relative absence of music in Sports Studies is a serious academic oversight given the vital role of music in the performance, reception and commodification of sport.

This collection represents an important and original contribution to the field but will also be of interest to scholars working in music, anthropology and cultural studies. Edited by Michael Giardina, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA and Michele Donnelly, McMaster University, Canada Youth Culture and Sport critically interrogates and challenges contemporary articulations of race, class, gender, and sexual relations circulating throughout popular iterations of youth sporting culture in late-capitalism. American Jordan: P. White Masculinities and Youth Sport in America 5.

Japan, Sport and Society Tradition and Change in a Globalizing World Edited by Joseph Maguire and Masayoshi Nakayama Series:Sport in the Global Society Examines the tension between traditional models of Japanese sport, developed over centuries of relative isolation, and the forces of modernization and Japanese determination to become a global power. Sport is an important part of cultural life, yet until recently it has tended to remain on the margins of academic cultural studies. This textbook puts sport in the spotlight of cultural inquiry for the first time, and is an essential reference for any student of sport culture.

This book examines European football journalism from throughout the last century to present a unique cross-cultural analysis of changing European national and regional identities. Building on detailed research into original language sources from across Western Europe, from the early 20th century to the present day, Football and European Identity traces this fascinating evolution.

This is a topical new book critically analyzing the significance of football in German sporting and cultural life. Consequently, sport makes for a compelling film narrative and films, in turn, are a vivid medium for sport. Yet despite its regularity as a central theme in motion pictures, constructions and representations of sport and athletes have been marginalised in terms of serious analysis within the longstanding academic study of films and documentaries.

In this collection, it is the critical study of film and its connections to sport that are examined. The collection is one of the first of its kind to examine the ways in which sport has been used in films as a metaphor for other areas of social life. This is a timely collection that draws together a diverse range of accessible, insightful and ground-breaking new essays. China is poised to gain global importance as a growth engine for the world economy on a par with Europe and the USA. It is at the juncture of the growing impact of China-related activities of Japanese corporations on the transformation of Japanese management philosophies, on the one hand, and the transformation of the Japanese economy more generally, on the other, that this book is situated.

As a relatively small geographical entity, Ireland, north and south, has produced a disproportionately high number of world class sports men and women who have excelled at the highest levels of their chosen sport. The significance of sport in Ireland though extends far beyond the achievements of such individuals. Thousands also leave the country every weekend between August and May to express their affinity for various Scottish and English soccer teams.

As Japanese corporations re-align activities to increasingly accommodate the growing importance of China as a business location, inter-regional expansion will integrate more deeply the Chinese economy within their global strategies, business structures and decision-taking. The book sheds light on the implications for European businesses and policy-makers of the consequences of deepening integration of these two economic powerhouses. This book seeks to address the ways in which Irish aptitude and ebullience for sport has manifested itself in those parts of the world that have or have had relatively large Irish communities.

Since the s, however, much has changed, and this special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport re-examines the position of sport in the hearts and minds of Australians, comparing the cultural history and analysis that emerged from the original classic text with the subsequent developments that have at once transformed Australian sport and established certain unchangeable qualities within it. Focusing on how the moral authority of the Cuban state is produced through baseball, this research considers the ways in which the Cuban state attempts to revitalize socialism by projecting through the game.

This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society. The diverse geographical and cultural array of contributions to this volume highlights not only the variety of how fans express themselves, but their commonalities as well.

The collection brings together scholars of North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa to present a global picture of fan culture. The collection shows that while every group of fans around the world has its own characteristics, the role of a football fan is laced with commonalities, irrespective of geography or culture.

This study looks at the role of Pakistani national identity through the lens of cricket. It examines the significance of various constructions of national identity in response to overarching political authoritarianism in Pakistan and racial discrimination of Pakistani migrant communities in England. Andrews and Steven J. Series: Sport in the Global Society Taking examples from the United States and Canada, this comprehensive text offers compassionate and critical accounts of the Native American sporting experience.

It challenges popular images of indigenous athletes and athletics; it explores Native American participation in and appropriation of EuroAmerican sports; and it unpacks social categories, particularly gender, race and heritage and their implications for understanding Native Americans and sport in North America. Contributors discuss the interplay of power and possibility, difference and identity, representation and remembrance that have shaped the means and meanings of American Indians playing sport.

Included in this book are discussions on:. High School Sport on the Navajo Nation 7. This book contains a wealth of textbook features and has been written and designed to facilitate student learning. It includes:. A long-term study providing rare insights into the precarious career and ordinary working culture of professional footballers. Away from the celebrity-obsessed media gaze, the work of a professional footballer is rarely glamorous and for most players a career in football is insecure and short-lived.

Key themes explored within the text include:. This book will be useful for courses in media and broadcasting, economics, sport management and sports development. Growth Impact of Major Sporting Events 5. The text deals with a wide range of issues of interest to sports students and academics, particularly those with a focus on the sociology of sport but also including sport development, sport management and coaching studies. The text will also be of interest to researchers in the fields of careers, industrial relations and the sociology of work. Sport Tourism Edited by Heather J.

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Gibson, University of Florida, USA The book draws upon theories and concepts from sociology and anthropology the socio-cultural perspective , sport and tourism studies, and business studies and discuss how they might be applied to the study of sport tourism. Lusophone Football Professionals in Anglophone Spaces 2. Football, the Nation, the City and the Dream: Different historical and social experiences Football in Russia: Nation, City and the Dream The Paradox of the Portuguese Game: On the omnipresence of football and the absence of spectators Reflections on the new fiesta nacional ista ; soccer and society in modern Spain Part 4 On Stupidity in Football.

Series: Sport in the Global Society In response to the increased commercialisation of football in Europe some supporters have purchased ownership of clubs and run them on a non-commercial basis. This book will explore the theoretical background to this movement and how it works in practice by providing individual case studies from a number of European countries.

Series: Sport in the Global Society Sport heritage is increasingly being recognised as a potent instigator of tourism; be it touring a historic stadium, visiting a sports hall of fame, or participating in a sport fantasy camp, tourists now have a vast array of locations and options to experience the sporting past. This book provides the first comprehensive resource on sport heritage as a tourist attraction. Series: Sport in the Global Society This clear and accessible book is the first in-depth history of the role of the football manager in British football, tracing a path from Victorian-era amateurism to the highly paid motivational specialists and media personalities of the twenty-first century.

Using original source materials, the book traces the changing character and function of the football manager, covering:. The convergence of heritage, sport and tourism involves many different and diverse fields, including sport tourism, heritage tourism, sport management, and sports geography. This book will serve the needs of students, researchers, industry practitioners in these fields, as well as those interested in sport heritage as a tourist attraction. The Football Manager fully explores the historical context of these changes.

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The Origins of Football Management 2. The Pioneers, 3. The Emergence of the Football Manager, 5. The Modernisation of Football Management, 6. Managers in the Television Age, 7. Edited by Paul Gilchrist, University of Brighton, UK and Russell Holden, University of Wales Institute, UK Whether on the field of play, in stadia, or on the streets, sport has consistently brought together disparate individuals to share culture, values and memories.

Nowadays these relationships are being rewritten through the effects of global socio-economic practices, the interventions of government, the impact of cultural imperialism and, at the local level, through the actions of individuals and new constituencies that are emerging in response. This themed issue presents a range of essays that examine the relationship between sport and society through the conceptual lenses of community, mobility and identity.

Drawing upon insights from contemporary history and current political phenomena from leading academic specialists in the field, the issue addresses cross-cutting themes such as loyalty and allegiance, migration and integration, identity and collective memory, and the politics of resistance and change, which will be of interest to the political scientist, the contemporary historian and sport scholar alike.

This book was previously published as a special edition of the journal Sport in Society. Thus there has been a change in the nature of the politics of sport since the end of the Cold War; the subject must be rewritten to acknowledge a twenty-first century world in which international sporting organisations and transnational corporations have become far more important than states.

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 promoted as national events both in public opinion and in the media. Previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society, this book seeks to explore some aspects of the notion of power in sport in south Asia and among south Asians abroad.

The first two essays will deal with the internal societal dimensions of the politics of sport; the next three essays relate to the politics inside the sporting world in the subcontinent and its bridge with the broader arena of the society through the media, while the last five essays relate to the use of sports in statecraft, consensus building and international politics.

When the Developing Speak to the Developed Edited by Alan Klein Series: Sport in the Global Society This collection illustrates the expansiveness of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport. While rooted in anthropology, these essays consider Australian sports in their social, economic, cultural and political aspects, charting their evolution.

The book draws from history, sociology, and political science; as well as considering the relationship between the developed and developing world; and culture and masculinity. The first part of the book considers the local and global interplay of professional baseball, covering:. What is the relationship between sport and human rights?

Can sport protect and enhance the human rights of competitors and sport workers? Can it also undermine those rights? These topical issues are among the many that are explored in this groundbreaking volume which analyzes how sports both contribute to, and undermine the human rights of participants, spectators and workers.

The papers are written by esteemed academics whose work is at the cutting-edge of this burgeoning area of study. The second part of the book is concerned with the cultural examination of the responsiveness of masculinity to social and cultural forces, examining:. This book is a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport. Want to be kept up-to-date with all new books and journals information? Sign up for our eUpdates service to make sure you don't miss out on anything! 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 has on their core interests. This special issue and edited book is devoted to exploring this relationship in detail. Although any examination of sport and foreign policy inevitably focuses on issues related to both politics and international relations the primary intention here is to consider the dimensions associated with foreign policy.

Instead, the late nineteenth century was a time of some experimentation and innovation largely unhindered by talk of cheating or health risks. By the interwar period, experiments had been modernised in the new laboratories of exercise physiologists. Still there was very little sense that this was contrary to the ethics or spirit of sport. Sports, drugs and science were closely linked for over half a century.

The Second World War provided the impetus for both increased use of drugs and the emergence of an anti-doping response. Alongside this emerged the science and procedural bureaucracy of testing. The years up to laid the foundations for four decades of anti-doping.

This book offers a detailed and critical understanding of who was involved, what they were trying to achieve, why they set about this task and the context in which they worked. Selected Contents: Acknowledgements. Part 1 1. Sport, Drugs and Society 2. Doping and the Rise of Modern Sport, 3. The Science Gets Serious, Part 2 4. Amphetamines and Post War Sport, 5. The Steroids Epidemic, 6.

This is a collection of essays on the symbolic role of sport in the delicate interplay of the superpowers during the Cold War, showing how sport and politics became inextricably intertwined. Fears of a Depleted Masculinity 8. Good Versus Evil? Drugs, Sport and the Cold War 9. A thorough, innovative yet entertaining and readable analysis of sport as an expression of the values and social relations of a nation. Covering the years between the two World Wars, the central place of sport in English life is brought into sharp focus, providing insight into issues of gender, class, religion and locality, ideas of morality, continuity and change, and what it meant to be English during this pivotal time.

This book gives a fascinating history of the English experience of sport, following its development through the centuries from its earliest beginnings in social play and pastimes, via its adoption as an alternative to the clock-watching routine of urban life, to its modern incarnation as a global business. Looking ahead to the future, the author asks whether our sports experience is turning full circle, and if in the twentyfirst century we are returning to a forgotten view of sport as a pastime and recreation. Preview 2.

The Origins of Sport 3. The Commercialisation of Sport 4. Professionalism 5. Recreationalism 6. Amateurism 7. Club Fortunues 8. Post-War Developments 9.


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Sport as an Industry This original and lucid study is ideal for students of sport and social history, and anyone with an interest in the social role of sport. Despite increasing opportunities in sport for British women during the late nineteenth century, virtually every segment of society opposed the idea of women playing football.

It covers their and 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. These women endured public ridicule. Treasures lurk on every page to make it worth every penny. This book traces the story of the sport from the Northern Union of the s to the formation of the Super League in the s, through war, depression, boom and deindustrialisation, into a new economic and social age.

For all those interested in the history of sport and working-class culture, this is essential reading. Cricket and National Identity in the Postcolonial Age Following On Edited by Stephen Wagg Ideal for students of sport, politics, history and postcolonialism, this important new book features contributions from leading international writers, placing cricket in the postcolonial life of the major Test-playing countries.

With the athletes that carry a flag in Olympic ceremonies or among the executives in the boardrooms of Nike? Collectively, their contention is that American sports as a category needs to be reconsidered, to take into account the extensive networks of expertise, finance, and performance moving out from American athletic institutions as well as the ever increasing influx of talent coming from abroad that sustains American collegiate and professional athletics.

This book will be of great interest to scholars of culture, politics, and sport. A Social History of Swimming in England, — Splashing in the Serpentine Edited by Christopher Love Series: Sport in the Global Society Covering a time of great social and technological change, this history traces the development of the four classic aquatic disciplines of competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with its main focus on racing.

Working from the beginnings of municipal recreational swimming, the book fully explores the links between swimming and other aspects of English life society including class, education, gender, municipal governance, sexuality and the Victorian invention of the sports amateurprofessional divide. Uniquely focused on swimming -often neglected in analytic sports histories- this is the first study of its kind and will be an important landmark in the establishment of swimming history as a topic of scholarly investigation.

This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport. Edited by Kristine Toohey, Griffith University, Australia and Tracy Taylor, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia Series: Sport in the Global Society Australia has long been portrayed as having a preoccupation with sport and it has been considered to be a global powerhouse in terms of its sporting successes. This book examines the shifting place of Australian sports in current global and local environs, from the perspective of spectators, players and administrators.

Kelly Series: Sport in the Global Society This volume considers the relationships between baseball and the societies in which it is played around the world. It examines how critical events in baseball history allow scholars to consider the fundamentals of political process and possibility as well as reconsider the occasional political power of baseball games.

John Bale Roger Bannister was the first person to run the mile in under four minutes. Until now there has been little criticism and even less close historical study of Bannister and his achievement. This book does more than detail the history of a sporting giant.

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Informed by contemporary sport science, the text also questions the significance of the four-minute mile. It considers cricket as a derivative sport, creatively and imaginatively adapted to suit modern Indian sociocultural needs, fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. It is concerned with the appropriation, assimilation and subversion of cricketing ideals in colonial and post-colonial India for nationalist ends.

In short, it is a story rooted in the contingencies of the colonial and postcolonial context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century India. This study describes how the genealogy of their intense engagement with cricket stretches back over a century. Providing fascinating insights into the history of track racing as well as athletic training methods and the beginnings of sport science, this is not just a testimonial to the legend of Roger Bannister, but instead is the first rigorous historical study of his sporting life and the man behind the legend.

It reveals him as an ambivalent athlete, highly achievementorientated and scientific, but also in love with the freedom of running sensuously in nature, in contrast to the constraints of modern sport. Cricket, Race and the World Cup Edited by Boria Majumdar, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia and Jon Gemmell Series: Sport in the Global Society This book explores whether commercialism is now the primary factor driving sport, it looks at the changes to cricket over the last 20 years, focusing on racial and ethnic tensions and their place in the new globalized, cricketing environment.

Cricket and Race in South Africa. New Zealand. West Indies. Sri Lanka. This is the first book to address the gap in the literature linking the physical culture of the ancient world with the beginnings of modern sport, this original book traces the history of the evolution of a variety of sport, games and physical education from AD across Western Europe.

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 clubs.


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