The Erotic in Sports

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231105569

Category: History

Page: 256

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Ranging across nearly three millennia of Western history, from Greek athletic competitions to the current body-building craze, the author explores and celebrates the erotic side of sports as seen in literature, art, television, and movies. UP.
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The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

Author: Robert Edelman,Wayne Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199858926

Category: Sports & Recreation

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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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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Sport, Culture & Media

Author: Rowe, David

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335210759

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 253

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Examining the ways in which media sport has insinuated itself into contemporary everyday life, this book traces the rise of the sports media and the economic and political influences on and implications of the media sports cultural complex.
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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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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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Ein Spiel und ein Zeitvertreib

Roman

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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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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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,Steven W. Pope

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065675

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 423

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In The New American Sport History sixteen scholars, many of them among the best known in the field, explore topics as diverse as the historical debate over black athletic superiority, the "selling" of sport in society, the eroticism of athletic activity, sexual fears of women athletes, and the marketing of the marathon. In line with the changing nature of sport history as a field of study, this volume focuses less on "traditional" topics and more on themes of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and national identity, which also define the larger parameters of social and cultural history. It is the first anthology to situation sport history within the broader fields of social history and cultural studies. Contributors are Melvin L. Adelman, William J. Baker, Pamela L. Cooper, Mark Dyreson, Gerald R. Gems, Elliott J. Gorn, Allen Guttmann, Stephen H. Hardy, Peter Levine, Donald J. Mrozek, Michael Oriard, S. W. Pope, Benjamin G. Rader, Steven A. Riess, Nancy L. Struna, and David K. Wiggins.
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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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Sport, Culture, and the Media

The Unruly Trinity

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335202034

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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This book is about the conjunction of two of the most powerful cultural forces of our times - sport and media. It examines the ways in which media sport has insinuated itself into contemporary everyday life, and how sport and media have made themselves mutually indispensable as well as, for whole societies of people, unavoidable. The book is divided into two parts. The first, Making Media Sport, traces the rise of the sports media and the ways in which broadcast and print sports texts are produced, the values and practices of those who produce them - including sports journalists - and the economic and political influences on and implications of 'the media sports cultural complex'. In the second part, Unmaking the Media Sports Text, there is a concentration on different media forms - television, still photography, news reporting, film, live commentary, creative sports writing and new media sports technologies. In linking how media sport is produced with what it produces, this lively introduction to sport and the media helps us to understand the cultural power and influence of the sports image and the sports page.
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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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Encyclopedia of British Sport

Author: Richard William Cox,Wray Vamplew,Grant Jarvie

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9781851093441

Category: History

Page: 463

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This remarkable volume should become the standard reference source for the history of British sport. It covers the sociology and psychology of sports, major events such as the cricket Test Matches and Wimbledon, key issues such as racism and drugs, and sport in drama, literature, and the media.
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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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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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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

View: 7369

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Book Review Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

View: 8138

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