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Sport In Asian Society

Author : Fan Hong
ISBN : 9781135760427
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sport In South Asian Society

Author : Boria Majumdar
ISBN : 9781317998945
Genre : History
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A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through the lens of sport. This book makes the point that the social histories of South Asian sport cannot be understood by simply looking at the history of the game in one province or region. Furthermore, it demonstrates that it would be wrong to understand sport in terms of the exigencies of the colonial state. Drawing inspiration from C.L.R. James' well-known epigram, 'What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?' the findings suggest that South Asian sport makes sense only when it is placed within the broader colonial and post-colonial context. The book demonstrates that sport not only influences politics and vice versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only political, it is politics, intrigue, culture and art. To deny this is to denigrate the position of sport in modern South Asian society. This volume was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Sport In Australasian Society

Author : J. A. Mangan
ISBN : 9780714650609
Genre : Social Science
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As Sydney prepares to host the 2000 Olympic games, this study assesses the cultural impact of sport on the Australasian countries. Here, as in other parts of the world, sport is taken as an assertion of both individual and group identity, a demonstration of modernity and a source of personal, local and regional esteem. This collection explores the political, social and aesthetic influence of modern sport, attitudes to the body and the evolution of specific Australasian visions of sport.

Modern Sports In Asia

Author : Younghan Cho
ISBN : 9781317586388
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Modern sports" were introduced to Asia in the late nineteenth century as an innovation from the West, concurrently with the development of modern society in Asia. This book traces the historical developments of sporting cultures in Asia in specific local contexts – including Singapore, China, Myanmar, Taiwan, the Philippines, and India – and their intersections with larger social developments of colonialism, postcolonialism, nationalism, and the building of modern Asia and its place in a globalized world. The case studies herein present the social history of modern team sports with standardized rules such as basketball and cricket, and less familiar sports such as fives and chinlone, as they vacillate between global and local perspectives. This book also shows that modern sports have had an important influence on the makeup of everyday life in Asia, and the essays here also consider sports’ impact on gender, body culture, and celebrity culture, among other concerns. This book painstakingly bridges the gaps between Asian Studies and Sports Studies in a way that reflects the historicity and multiplicity of sports in Asian societies. By adopting multi-disciplinary approaches, this book innovatively offers significant intersection between sociology, cultural studies and Asian studies of sport in Asia. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Nationensport Und Mediennation

Author : Dieter Reicher
ISBN : 9783847000785
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Sport bringt zum Vorschein, wie groß die Bedeutung von Nation und Nationalismus in modernen Gesellschaften ist. Das Nationale verschwindet nicht, vielmehr bieten globale Massenmedien eine machtvolle Bühne für nationale Selbstdarstellungen und Zugehörigkeitsgefühle. Der hier als »leerer Nationalismus« bezeichnete Komplex an nationalen Wir-Bildern und Wir-Idealen bezieht sich nicht mehr hauptsächlich auf das Ziel kultureller Einmaligkeit, sondern auf Elemente einer Weltkultur. Dadurch werden aber auch globale Standards für die Darstellung von Nation und Nationalismus festgelegt. So wurden kriegerische Ideale im Zusammenhang mit Nationen überall in Europa durch zivilisierte Ausdrucksweisen nationaler Wir-Gefühle ersetzt. Diese Transformation ist auch das Resultat einer fundamentalen geopolitischen Verschiebung. Ausgehend vom Sport begann der »leere Nationalismus« sich in anderen kulturellen Bereichen niederzulassen. Nation und Nationalismus erhielten somit eine neue, ungeplante Legitimität.

Women Sport And Society In Modern China

Author : Dong Jinxia
ISBN : 9781135763862
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Drawing on Chinese sources hitherto unavailable in the West including official documents and interviews with top athletes, the author explores the rise of Chinese super sportswomen and their relationship with politics, culture and society before and during the Cultural Revolution and through China's transition to a market economy.

The Cultural Bond

Author : J. A. Mangan
ISBN : 9780714633985
Genre : History
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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 of imperial cultural association and subsequent cultural change, promoting at various times and in various places imperial unity, national identity, social reform, recreational development and post-imperial goodwill.

Subaltern Sports

Author : James H. Mills
ISBN : 9780857287274
Genre : History
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This unique volume explores sports stories that contain elements of colonialism and show the rise of nationalism and the emergence of communalism; other examples show how the establishment of nationhood in a post-colonial world, the challenge of the regions to the political centre and the impacts of globalization and economic liberalization have all left their mark on the development of sport in South Asia. Quite simply, South Asian history and society have transformed sports in the region while at the same time such games and activities have often shaped the development of South Asia.

Modern Sport The Global Obsession

Author : Boria Majumdar
ISBN : 9781317997955
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game- it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession, sport has infiltrated into all areas of modern life and despite noble ideals that sport stands above politics, religion, class, gender and ideology, the reality is often very different. These essays by leading academics and rising new talent consider the phenomenon of modern sport and its massive influence over global society. Together, this collection is also a tribute to the pioneering and inspirational work of Professor J.A. Mangan on the political, religious, class and gender-based aspects of modern sport, from academics greatly influenced by him and his writing. This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Cricketing Cultures In Conflict

Author : Boria Majumdar
ISBN : 9781135770648
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The 2003 World Cup was of vital importance to the participating countries. For India, a world cup triumph would make cricket the nation's leading industry; for the host, South Africa, a successful campaign might realize its dream of political unity. Dealing with themes of racial/political unification, commercialization, the media and globalisation, this book explores the role of cricket and sport in each of the competing nations. Looking at recent developments such as match-fixing, the abolition of the quota system and the performances of the South African national team, the collection examines the importance of the Cricket World Cup in providing a unified political, social and economic stage from which a united South African identity can finally emerge. The book also explores the role of the Cricket World Cup in relation to West Indian unity, Pakistani economic regeneration, Sri Lankan, Kenyan and Zimbabwean peace.

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