The Sacred Origin and Nature of Sports and Culture

Author: Ghazi bin Muhammad,H. R. Muhammad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781887752138

Category: Religion

Page: 139

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This unique study defines two aspects of modern society—sports and culture—from a traditional perspective, carefully examining their sacred origin and their relevance throughout history in philosophical and religious thought.
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International Sport

A Bibliography, 1995-1999 : Including Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714652601

Category: Reference

Page: 202

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There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the fact that during the late 1980s and 90s, many clubs, leagues and governing bodies of sport have celebrated their centenaries and produced histories to mark this occasion and commemorate their achievements. It is also the result of the growing popularity and realisation of the importance of sport history research within academe. This international bibliography of books, articles, conference proceedings and essays in the English language is a one-stop for the sports historian to know what is new.
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Sport and Postmodern Times

Author: Geneviève Rail

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791439258

Category: Social Science

Page: 399

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Using postmodern social theory, this book expands our understanding of sport, the body, and the broader physical culture.
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The Christmas Book

Christmas in the Olden Time, Its Customs and Their Origin : the Holly and Ivy, Sports of the Eve, Yule Log, Boar's Head, the Dinner, Mummers, Lord of Misrule, Saturnalia, Carols, Mysteries and Plays, Boxes, &c. &c

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christmas

Page: 48

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Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Author: Donald G. Kyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118613805

Category: History

Page: 376

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The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the AncientWorld updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introductionto this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late RomanEmpire. • Challenges traditional scholarship on sport andspectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there wereno sports before the ancient Greeks • Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Romanspectacle and how each culture responded to the other’sentertainment • Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during theLate Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan gamesand the Roman response • Covers topics including violence, professionalism insport, class, gender and eroticism, and the relationship ofspectacle to political structures
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Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome

Author: Donald G. Kyle

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415248426

Category: History

Page: 288

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Rome killed many thousands of people & animals in elaborate public spectacles. This provocative book asks not only who the victims were, and why they were killed in such a brutal fashion, but what happened to their bodies.
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Das Heilige und das Profane

vom Wesen des Religiösen

Author: Mircea Eliade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866472136

Category:

Page: 190

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Eros and Greek Athletics

Author: Thomas F. Scanlon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195348767

Category: History

Page: 468

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Ancient Greek athletics offer us a clear window on many important aspects of ancient culture, some of which have distinct parallels with modern sports and their place in our society. Ancient athletics were closely connected with religion, the formation of young men and women in their gender roles, and the construction of sexuality. Eros was, from one perspective, a major god of the gymnasium where homoerotic liaisons reinforced the traditional hierarchies of Greek culture. But Eros in the athletic sphere was also a symbol of life-affirming friendship and even of political freedom in the face of tyranny. Greek athletic culture was not so much a field of dreams as a field of desire, where fervent competition for honor was balanced by cooperation for common social goals. Eros and Greek Athletics is the first in-depth study of Greek body culture as manifest in its athletics, sexuality, and gender formation. In this comprehensive overview, Thomas F. Scanlon explores when and how athletics was linked with religion, upbringing, gender, sexuality, and social values in an evolution from Homer until the Roman period. Scanlon shows that males and females made different uses of the same contests, that pederasty and athletic nudity were fostered by an athletic revolution beginning in the late seventh century B.C., and that public athletic festivals may be seen as quasi-dramatic performances of the human tension between desire and death. Accessibly written and full of insights that will challenge long-held assumptions about ancient sport, Eros and Greek Athletics will appeal to readers interested in ancient and modern sports, religion, sexuality, and gender studies.
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The Works of the British Poets

With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical

Author: Robert Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English poetry

Page: N.A

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With God on their Side

Sport in the Service of Religion

Author: Timothy Chandler,Tara Magdalinski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134511663

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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'Sport' and 'religion' are cultural institutions with a global reach. Each is characterised by ritualised performance and by the ecstatic devotion of its followers, whether in the sports arena or the cathedral of worship. This fascinating collection is the first to examine, in detail, the relationship between these two cultural institutions from an international, religiously pluralistic perspective. It illuminates the role of sport and religion in the social formation of collective groups, and explores how sport might operate in the service of a religious community. The book offers a series of cutting-edge contemporary historical case-studies, wide-ranging in their social and religious contexts. It presents important new work on the following fascinating topics: * sport and Catholicism in Northern Ireland * Shinto and sumo in Japan * women, sport and the American Jewish identity * religion, race and rugby in South Africa * sport and Islam in France and North Africa * sport and Christian fundamentalism in the US * Muhammad Ali and the Nation of Islam. With God on their Side is vital reading for all students of the history, sociology and culture of sport. It also presents important new research material that will be of interest to religious studies students, historians and anthropologists.
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anthroplogy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Overland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australian literature

Page: N.A

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Different perspectives

SADC 2000 lecture series

Author: Southern African Development Community,National Art Gallery of Namibia,Namibia. Ministry of Basic Education, Sport, and Culture

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 111

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Homo ludens

vom Ursprung der Kultur im Spiel

Author: Johan Huizinga

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499554353

Category: Civilization

Page: 251

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Ein grundlegendes Element unserer Kultur ist das Spiel. Der Mensch ist ein Spieler - und ohne seine Lust und Fähigkeit zum Spielen hätten sich ganze Bereiche seiner Kultur nicht entwickelt: die Dichtung, das Recht, die Wissenschaft, die bildende Kunst, die Philosophie und viele andere. Johan Huizinga, der grosse holländische Historiker und Kulturphilosoph, hat in diesem Buch eine Theorie der Kultur entworfen, in der er dem Denker (homo sapiens) und dem Tätigen (homo faber) den Menschen als Spieler (homo ludens) an die Seite stellt. Ein klassischer Essay der Kulturgeschichte und Anthropologie.
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Theories of Culture in Postmodern Times

Author: Marvin Harris

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780761990215

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In this book, Marvin Harris presents his current views on the nature of culture addressing such issues as the mental/behavioral debate, emics and etics, and anthropological holism.
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A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 832

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