The Erotic in Sports

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231105569

Category: History

Page: 256

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The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

Author: Robert Edelman,Wayne Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199858926

Category: History

Page: 240

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Orwell was wrong. Sports are not "war without the shooting", nor are they "war by other means." To be sure sports have generated animosity throughout human history, but they also require rules to which the participants agree to abide before the contest. Among other things, those rules are supposed to limit violence, even death. More than anything else, sports have been a significant part of a historical "civilizing process." They are the opposite of war. As the historical profession has taken its cultural turn over the last few decades, scholars have turned their attention to subject once seen as marginal. As researchers have come to understand the centrality of the human body in human history, they have come to study this most corporeal of human activities. Taking early cues from physical educators and kinesiologists, historians have been exploring sports in all their forms in order to help us answer the most fundamental questions to which scholars have devoted their lives. We have now seen a veritable explosion excellent work on this subject, just as sports have assumed an even greater share of a globalizing world's cultural, political and economic space. Practiced by millions and watched by billions, sports provide an enormous share of content on the Internet. This volume combines the efforts of sports historians with essays by historians whose careers have been devoted to more traditional topics. We want to show how sports have evolved from ancient societies to the world we inhabit today. Our goal is to introduce those from outside this sub-field to this burgeoning body of scholarship. At the same time, we hope here to show those who may want to study sport with rigor and nuance how to embark on a rewarding journey and tackle profound matters that have affected and will affect all of humankind.
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Ein Spiel und ein Zeitvertreib

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Author: James Salter

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072042

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Der Erzähler, ein junger Fotograf, unternimmt eine Autofahrt durch Frankreich in Begleitung seines amerikanischen Freundes Phillip Dean, der sich in Dijon in die 18-jährige Anne- Marie verliebt. In einer Mischung aus Voyeurismus, Eifersucht und schriftstellerischer Neugier versetzt sich der Erzähler ganz in Phillip hinein, rekonstruiert die verzweifelte Affäre zweier ungleicher Menschen, schildert ihre erotische Intensität.
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The Visual in Sport

Author: Mike Huggins,Mike O'Mahony

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317965450

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 298

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This comprehensive, novel and exciting interdisciplinary collection brings together leading international authorities from the history of sport, social history, art history, film history, design history, cultural studies and related fields to explore the ways in which visual culture has shaped, and continues to impact upon, our understanding of sport as an integral element within popular culture. Visual representations of sport have previously been little examined and under-exploited by historians, with little focused and rigorous scrutiny of these vital historical documents. This study seeks to redress this balance by engaging with a wide variety of cultural products, ranging from sports stadia and monuments in the public arena, to paintings, prints, photographs, posters, stamps, design artefacts, films and political cartoons. By examining the contexts of both the production and reception of this historical evidence, and highlighting the multiple meanings and social significance of this body of work, the collection provides original, powerful and stimulating insights into the ways in which visual material assists our knowledge and understanding of sport. This collection will facilitate researchers, publishers and others with an interest in sport to move beyond traditional text-based scholarship and appreciate the powerful imagery of sport in new ways. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
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Sportswomen in Cinema

Film and the Frailty Myth

Author: Nicholas Chare

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1784530123

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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This trailblazing book provides an overview of films about women in sport and a timely critical analysis of their role in shaping perceptions of female athletic ability. It examines the themes of aggression, beauty, class, ethnicity, physical feminism, sexuality, synaesthesia and technology in relation to mainstream and art house cinematic depictions of sportswomen, from Pumping Iron 2 to Bend It like Beckham. Nicholas Chare investigates films across different forms of athletic activity, including aerobics, bodybuilding, boxing, cheerleading, climbing, football, surfing, swimming, tennis and track and field. He assesses their significance for female athletes' struggles for physical freedom through theoretically innovative close readings, achieving a sustained investigation of the varied ways in which sports films, and the kinaesthetic politics they embody, push directors to challenge the limits of cinema as a medium.
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Making Sense of Sports

Author: Ellis Cashmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135278822

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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Updated, revised and enhanced with new features, the fifth edition of Making Sense of Sports is the biggest and strongest yet. Ellis Cashmore's unique multidisciplinary approach to the study of sports remains the only introduction to combine anthropology, biology, economics, history, philosophy, psychology and sociology with cultural and media studies to produce a distinct unbroken vision of the origins, development and current state of sports. New chapters on exercise culture and the moral climate of sports support a thoroughly overhauled text that includes fresh material on Islam, sports commerce and corruption. Now packed with teaching supplements, including access to a dedicated online resource headquarters with video podcasts of twenty-one chapter outlines from the author (http://tinyurl.com/373oyvr), online quizzes, and an additional twenty-first chapter on depression and mental health in sports and exercise, the new edition contains a cornucopia of thought boxes, as well as guides to further reading, capsule explanations and model essays. In short, Making Sense of Sports is an all-purpose introduction to the study of sports.
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Sexuality and Resistance

Identify, Homophobia and Social Justice in Women's Athletics

Author: Joah Gabrielle Iannotta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Homophobia in physical education

Page: 242

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Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

Author: C. Richard King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317595319

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 194

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For more than a century, sporting spectacles, media coverage, and popular audiences have staged athletics in black and white. Commercial, media, and academic accounts have routinely erased, excluded, ignored, and otherwise made absent the Asian American presence in sport. This book seeks to redress this pattern of neglect, presenting a comprehensive perspective on the history and significance of Asian American athletes, coaches, and teams in North America. The contributors interrogate the sociocultural contexts in which Asian Americans lived and played, detailing the articulations of power and possibility, difference and identity, representation and remembrance that have shaped the means and meanings of Asian Americans playing sport in North America. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of the Asian American experience, ethnic relations, and the history of sport.
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Die Erotik

Author: Lou Andreas-Salomé

Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag

ISBN: 3958019706

Category: Social Science

Page: 68

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Freud nannte sie bewundernd die 'Dichterin der Psychoanalyse': Lou Andreas-Salomé vermochte es, psychoanalytische Themen in Poesie zu verwandeln. Hierfür gibt es kein besseres Beispiel als ihr Werk „Die Erotik“. Untersucht wird die Erotik als Schnittpunkt von Leiblichem und Geistigem. Andreas-Salomés Gedankengang ist lebhaft und streckenweise fast philosophisch, ihre Formulierungen von stilistischer Schönheit. Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861-1937) war Schriftstellerin und Psychoanalytikerin. Schon in jungen Jahren war sie eine Berühmtheit in deutschen Gelehrten- und Künstlerkreisen, war mit Philosophen wie Rée oder Nietzsche befreundet, mit Rainer Maria Rilke liiert. Schon früh schrieb sie selbst über das seelische Leben des Menschen. Im Jahr 1911 traf sie Sigmund Freud und wurde sofort seine herausragendste Schülerin. Bis zu ihrem Tod war sie praktisch und theoretisch mit der Psychoanalyse befasst.
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King Football

Sport and Spectacle in the Golden Age of Radio and Newsreels, Movies and Magazines, the Weekly and the Daily Press

Author: Michael Oriard

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 080786403X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

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This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions experienced the thrills of college and professional football firsthand during these years, many more encountered the game through their daily newspapers or the weekly Saturday Evening Post, on radio broadcasts, and in the newsreels and feature films shown at their local movie theaters. Asking what football meant to these millions who followed it either casually or passionately, Michael Oriard reconstructs a media-created world of football and explores its deep entanglements with a modernizing American society. Football, claims Oriard, served as an agent of "Americanization" for immigrant groups but resisted attempts at true integration and racial equality, while anxieties over the domestication and affluence of middle-class American life helped pave the way for the sport's rise in popularity during the Cold War. Underlying these threads is the story of how the print and broadcast media, in ways specific to each medium, were powerful forces in constructing the football culture we know today.
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Drugs, Revolution, and Sports

Narrating the Erotic Other in Recent Colombian Fiction

Author: Chloe Rutter-Jensen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: AIDS (Disease) in literature

Page: 386

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Female Football Fans

Community, Identity and Sexism

Author: C. Dunn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113739823X

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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Most sociological work on football fandom has focused on the experience of men, and it usually talks about alcohol, fighting and general hooliganism. This book shows that there are some unique facets of female experience and fascinating negotiations of identity within the male-dominated world of men's professional football.
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Vicious Love

Author: L. J. Shen

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3736307691

Category: Fiction

Page: 439

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Die Erfolgsreihe aus den USA - endlich auch auf Deutsch! Emilia LeBlanc traut ihren Augen nicht, als sie nach zehn Jahren zum ersten Mal wieder Baron "Vicious" Spencer gegenübersteht. Vicious, der ihr das Leben einst zur Hölle gemacht hat. Vicious, der nie nett, immer furchtbar zu ihr war. Vicious, der sie ans andere Ende der USA und weg von ihrer Familie getrieben hat. Vicious, der einzige Mann, den sie je geliebt hat. Inzwischen ist er ein erfolgreicher Anwalt und leitet mit seinen drei besten Freunden ein Multi-Milliarden-Dollar-Unternehmen. Emilia, die es kaum schafft, sich und ihre kranke Schwester über die Runden zu bringen, weiß, dass Vicious der letzte Mann ist, den sie jetzt in ihrem Leben gebrauchen kann. Und doch kann sie sich wie damals schon einfach nicht von ihm fernhalten ... Mitreißend, verboten, sexy - die Sinners of Saint werden dein Herz im Sturm erobern! "Ich liebe diese Reihe!" Kylie Scott, Spiegel-Bestseller-Autorin
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Die Rezeption des Sports in den Medien

Author: Holger Schramm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports

Page: 219

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Der dritte Band der Reihe Sportkommunikation beschäftigt sich mit der Rezeption und dem Erleben von Sport in den Medien. Zunächst wird in zwei Überblickskapiteln das Sportangebot in den Medien und die Nutzung dieses Angebots durch die Rezipienten umrissen. In Anlehnung an die einschlägige Einteilung der Medienrezeption in prä-kommunikative, kommunikative und post-kommunikative Phase werden darauf aufbauend a) die Determinanten der Zuwendung zu Mediensport, b) das Rezeptionserleben selbst sowie c) Wirkungen während und nach der Rezeption näher beleuchtet. Die einzelnen Beiträge beschäftigen sich z.B. mit dem Einfluss der Sozialisation auf die Nutzung von Mediensport, Motiven der Mediensportnutzung, verschiedenen Erlebensaspekten bei der Rezeption von Mediensport, parasozialen Interaktionen zwischen Rezipienten und Mediensport-Stars, Wirkungen von Gewalt im Mediensport sowie Wirkungen des Mediensports auf Ökonomie, Politik und Freizeitverhalten. Die Autor/inn/en sind in Deutschland oder den USA als Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaftler, Medienforscher, Soziologe oder Freizeitforscher tätig.
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The New American Sport History

Recent Approaches and Perspectives

Author: S. W. Pope

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065675

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 423

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International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports

Author: Karen Christensen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780028649511

Category: Sports

Page: 1428

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Although the history of the female athlete can be traced back to ancient times, in the course of the last hundred years the world of women and sport has been wholly transformed. Hand in hand with advances in the social and political status of women has been a reconsideration of how women view physical activity. This A-Z reference presents an international overview which includes articles on individual sports, country surveys, biographies, examinations of sports culture and business, social issues, beauty and health issues, ethical issues, and more. Fully illustrated with photographs, charts, and informative sidebars.
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Sex, Violence & Power in Sports

Rethinking Masculinity

Author: Michael A. Messner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gay athletes

Page: 220

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Examines the effect of sports in shaping men's attitudes toward women and violence.
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Lingua Franca

The Review of Academic Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education, Higher

Page: N.A

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