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Japanese Women And Sport

Author : Robin Kietlinski
ISBN : 9781849663403
Genre : Social Science
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'Japanese Women and Sport' aims to explore both why and how in the past century athletics have stood out as an arena in which excellence by Japanese women is so actively encouraged.

Localizing Global Sport For Development

Author : Iain Lindsey
ISBN : 9781526105004
Genre : Social Science
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This jointly-authored book extends understanding of the use of sport to address global development agendas by offering an important departure from prevailing theoretical and methodological approaches in the field. Drawing on nearly a decade of wide-ranging, multidisciplinary research undertaken with young people and adults living and working in urban communities in Zambia, the book presents a localised account that locates sport for development in historical, political, economic and social context. A key feature of the book is its detailed examination of the lives, experiences and responses of young people involved in sport for development activities, drawn from their own accounts. The book's unique approach and content will be highly relevant to academic researchers and post-graduate students studying sport and development in across many different contexts.

Sport And Technology

Author : Roslyn Kerr
ISBN : 9781784997991
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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How do new technologies come to be used in sport? This book provides an answer that moves beyond simple functionality. It argues that while technologies must work in order to be used, the functionality of the technology is less relevant for athletes and sporting bodies where there are myriad of other factors that contribute to their decisions to utilize particular technologies. Few doubt the complexity of producing an elite athletic performance; the high-level of training, combined with intense competition plus pressure from media and sponsors can be challenging for athletes and sporting bodies to negotiate. While exploring how these factors affect how technology is utilized in sport, the study also demonstrates how the technologies themselves influence sporting practice Sport and technology offers an inside view into elite sport and the part that technology plays in training, competition and broadcasting. It makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in elite sporting practice in the 21st century while offering theoretical insights relevant to sport and sociology students and scholars.

Globalizing Boxing

Author : Kath Woodward
ISBN : 9781849667975
Genre : Political Science
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Boxing is a traditional sport in many ways, characterized by continuities in the form of practices and regulations and heavy with legends and heroes reflecting its traditional/historical values. Associations with class, hegemonic masculinity and racialized inclusions/exclusions, however, sit alongside developments such as women's boxing and involvement in Mixed Martial Arts. This book will be the first to use boxing as a vehicle for exploring social, cultural and political change in a global context. It will consider to what degree and in what ways boxing reflects social transformations, and whether and how it contributes to those transformations. In exploring the relationship it will provide new ways of thinking critically about the everyday.

The Greening Of Golf

Author : Brad Millington
ISBN : 9781526104854
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"This is the first comprehensive study of the varying impacts of golf on the environment. Based on extensive empirical research, it includes interviews with major stakeholders in the golf industry as well as members of protest groups. The authors examine golf as a sport and as a global industry, drawing on three discrete literatures - the study of sport as a global social movement, environmental sociology and the study of corporate environmentalism."

Mega Events And Social Change

Author : Maurice Roche
ISBN : 9781526117083
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Our collective cultural worlds, whether in national societies or at a global level, are increasingly occupied with, and structured around, the staging of cultural and sporting events at all levels. This book analyses the biggest, most influential and most controversial types of events, namely 'mega-events', in particular recent Olympics and Expos. The study builds on the sociological, historical and empirical accounts of mega-events originally presented in Roche's influential work 'Mega-Events and Modernity' (2000). This new book addresses how mega-events have changed in recent times. The author argues that contemporary mega-events reflect the major social changes which now influence our societies, particularly in the West, and which amount to a new 'second phase' of the modernization process. This is particularly visible in the media, urban and global locational aspects of mega-events. Roche suggests that contemporary mega-events, both in their achievements and their vulnerabilities, reflect, in the media sphere, the rise of the internet; in the urban sphere, de-industrialisation and the growing ecological crisis; and in the global sphere, the relative decline of the West and the rise of China and other 'emerging' countries. This book investigates the way in which contemporary mega-events reflect, mark and influence social changes in each of these three contexts. It will be of interest to researchers, teachers and students in the fields of mega-events and events studies, and to professionals and policy-makers concerned with large-scale event projects.

Globalizing Sport

Author : Barbara J. Keys
ISBN : 9780674726635
Genre : History
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In this impressive book, Barbara Keys offers the first major study of the political and cultural ramifications of international sports competitions in the decades before World War II. Focusing on the United States, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union, she examines the transformation of events like the Olympic Games and the World Cup from relatively small-scale events to the expensive, political, globally popular extravaganzas familiar to us today.

Japan Sport And Society

Author : Joseph Maguire
ISBN : 9781135762599
Genre : Social Science
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Evolving for centuries in relative isolation, sport in Japan developed a unique character reflective of Japanese culture and society. In recent decades, Japan's drive towards cultural and economic modernization has consciously incorporated a modernization of its sports cultures. Japan, Sport and Society provides insights into this process, revealing the tensions between continuity and change, tradition and modernity, the local and the global in a culture facing the new economic and political realities of our modern world. The book explores three broad areas of interest: sport and modern society in Japan current issues in social reconstruction and reproduction in sport modernization, globalization and sport in Japan. Providing unprecedented access to new work from Japanese scholars, and raising key questions of globalization and cultural identity, this text represents a fascinating resource for students and researchers of sport and society.

Sport And Body Politics In Japan

Author : Wolfram Manzenreiter
ISBN : 9781135022341
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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There is more to Japanese sport than sumo, karate and baseball. This study of social sport in Japan pursues a comprehensive approach towards sport as a distinctive cultural sphere at the intersection of body culture, political economy, and cultural globalization. Bridging the gap between Bourdieu and Foucault, it explains the significance of the body as a field of action and a topic of discourse in molding subject and society in modern Japan. More specifically, it provides answers to questions such as how and to what purposes are politics of the body articulated in Japan, particularly in the realm of sport? What is the agenda of state actors that develop politics aiming at the body, and to what degree are political and societal objectives impacted by commercial and non-political actors? How are political decisions on the allocation of resources made, and what are their consequences for sporting opportunities and practices of the body in general? Without neglecting the significance of sport spectatorship, this study takes a particular angle by looking at sport as a field of practice, pain and pleasure.

Women Soccer And Transnational Migration

Author : Sine Agergaard
ISBN : 9781135939380
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Estimated participation figures of almost 30 million worldwide make soccer the most prominent team sport amongst girls and women. However, making a living as a female player is only deemed possible in approximately 20 out of around 150 FIFA-listed women’s soccer countries. This has led to a situation where highly skilled sports women have to migrate from their homelands to find employment with a professional team. Women, Soccer and Transnational Migration represents a substantial contribution to our knowledge on the development of women’s soccer, to research into sports labor migration and sport and globalization more broadly. The book consists of three parts. Firstly, it provides an overview and an analysis of migration in women's soccer from its earliest forms until now. It then presents several case studies, delivered by scholars from around the world, illustrating how female players are increasingly being drawn to the USA, Northern Europe and Scandinavia due to their ability to support professional leagues. Finally, all the themes and patterns of these case studies are drawn together to be able to compare and contrast migration in women's soccer to sport migration and globalization more broadly. This study not only makes recommendations for future researchers, but may also serve as an important source of information for those in charge of policy. As such, it is essential reading for students, lecturers, researchers and practitioners involved in sports migration and women's sport.

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