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National Identity and Global Sports Events
National Identity and Global Sports Events (January 2006)
Culture, Politics, and Spectacle in the Olympics and the Football World Cup
Alan Tomlinson - Editor
Christopher Young - Editor

Explains why cities dig deep in their pockets to host the Olympics and countries breed teams for success on the world soccer stage.

National Identity and Global Sports Events looks at the significance of international sporting events and why they generate enormous audiences worldwide. Focusing on the Olympic Games and the men’s football (soccer) World Cup, the contributors examine the political, c...(Read More)
 
 
From Ballroom to DanceSport
From Ballroom to DanceSport (January 2006)
Aesthetics, Athletics, and Body Culture
Caroline Joan S. Picart - Author

An insider explores the transformation of ballroom dance into an Olympic sport.

Drawing on recent media portrayals and her own experience, author and dancer Caroline Joan S. Picart explores ballroom dancing and its more “sporty” equivalent, DanceSport, suggesting that they are reflective of larger social, political, and cultural tensions. The past several years have seen a resurgence in the popularity of ball...(Read More)
 
 
Deconstructing Sport History
Deconstructing Sport History (November 2005)
A Postmodern Analysis
Murray G. Phillips - Editor
Alun Munslow - Foreword by

Presents a broad spectrum of critical approaches that question traditional sport history.

This groundbreaking collection challenges the accepted principles and practices of sport history and encourages sport historians to be more adventurous in their representations of the sporting past in the present. Encompassing a wide range of critical approaches, leading international sport historians reflect on theory, practice...(Read More)
 
 
Feminist Sport Studies
Feminist Sport Studies (August 2005)
Sharing Experiences of Joy and Pain
Pirkko Markula - Editor

Uses personal narratives to highlight the development of feminist sport studies.

This book highlights the development of feminist sport studies through personal narratives of prominent feminist sport researchers from North America, Europe, and New Zealand. With expertise in sport history, literature, psychology, and sociology, contributors offer reflections that cross disciplinary boundaries and provide a concise and ...(Read More)
 
 
In the Game
In the Game (January 2005)
Gay Athletes and the Cult of Masculinity
Eric Anderson - Author

2005 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

Examines the relationship between gay male athletes, sport, and American masculinity.

Using interviews with openly gay and closeted team-sport athletes, Eric Anderson examines how homophobia is reproduced in sport, how gay male athletes navigate this, and how American masculinity is changing. By detailing individual experiences, Anderson shows ho...(Read More)
 
 
Sporting Dystopias
Sporting Dystopias (March 2003)
The Making and Meanings of Urban Sport Cultures
Ralph C. Wilcox - Editor
David L. Andrews - Editor
Robert Pitter - Editor
Richard L. Irwin - Editor

Challenges the unexamined belief that sports stadiums, events, and teams in cities are always beneficial to the comunities.
Reaching beyond the popular celebration of commercial gains often associated with the proliferation of stadiums, events, and teams in the city, Sporting Dystopias explores the role of sport in the process of community building. Scholars from various fields, including anthropology, cultural studies, history, m...(Read More)
 
 
To the Extreme
To the Extreme (March 2003)
Alternative Sports, Inside and Out
Robert E. Rinehart - Editor
Synthia Sydnor - Editor

Insider and outsider narratives on the essence of modern “extreme” sports.

An international array of authors, including some prominent extreme athletes like Jake Burton and Arlo Eisenberg, look at a variety of issues and concerns within the new action extreme sports that are gaining popularity throughout the world. For each sport, an interpretation is presented through two essays: one written by a scholar act...(Read More)
 
 
Athletic Intruders
Athletic Intruders (January 2003)
Ethnographic Research on Women, Culture, and Exercise
Anne Bolin - Editor
Jane Granskog - Editor

Explores women's place in sport and exercise from a socioculture perspective.

Informed by feminism and the fields of anthropology and sociology of sport, this anthology investigates women's place in sport and exercise from a sociocultural perspective, documenting women's struggle into the sports arenas of male hegemony. The nine ethnographic case studies explore issues of identity, embodiment, and meaning in various...(Read More)
 
 
The Best Olympics Ever?
The Best Olympics Ever? (August 2002)
Social Impacts of Sydney 2000
Helen Jefferson Lenskyj - Author

Uses the Sydney Olympics as a prism through which to explore recent Olympic scandals, media coverage, reform efforts, and controversies.

Despite International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samarach’s proclaiming the Sydney 2000 Olympics as the “best ever,” the truth of the matter is much less one-sided. In The Best Olympics Ever? Helen Jefferson Lenskyj discloses what the Sydney 2000 Olympic industr...(Read More)
 
 
Paradoxes of Youth and Sport
Paradoxes of Youth and Sport (March 2002)
Margaret Gatz - Editor
Michael A. Messner - Editor
Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach - Editor

Highlights the practical benefits and the many problems of youth and sports in the United States.

Paradoxes of Youth and Sport explores emergent debates among scholars, youth advocates, and sport practitionersconcerning the role of sport in the lives of young people in urban settings. Specialists from diverse fields examine how sport can address social ills and act as a resource in the lives of disadvantaged youth versus how spo...(Read More)
 
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