From Ritual to Record

From Ritual to Record

Originally published in 1978, From Ritual to Record was one of the first books to recognize the importance of sports as a lens on the fundamental structure of societies.

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231517072

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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Originally published in 1978, From Ritual to Record was one of the first books to recognize the importance of sports as a lens on the fundamental structure of societies. In this reissue, Guttmann emphasizes the many ways that modern sports, dramatically different from the sports of previous eras, have profoundly shaped contemporary life.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

From Ritual to Record

From Ritual to Record

Traces the evolution of modern sports from primitive, ancient, and medieval games and pinpoints the distinctively American qualities of baseball and football

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231083696

Category: Sports

Page: 198

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Traces the evolution of modern sports from primitive, ancient, and medieval games and pinpoints the distinctively American qualities of baseball and football
Categories: Sports

Sports

Sports

This work traces this evolution across continents, cultures, and historical epochs to construct a single comprehensive narrative of the world's sports.

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558496106

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

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From ancient Egyptian archery and medieval Japanese football to contemporary American baseball, sports have been shaped by - and in turn have helped shape - the culture of which it is part. This work traces this evolution across continents, cultures, and historical epochs to construct a single comprehensive narrative of the world's sports.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Whole New Ball Game

A Whole New Ball Game

Traces the development of modern collegiate and professional sports, explains how they reflect American culture, and looks at the role sports have played in Americanizing immigrants

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807842206

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 243

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Traces the development of modern collegiate and professional sports, explains how they reflect American culture, and looks at the role sports have played in Americanizing immigrants
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sports Spectators

Sports Spectators

Sketches the history of spectator sports, examines the behavior and characteristics of spectators through the ages, discusses the psychology of hooliganism, and describes the American sports industry This book explores the sports spectators ...

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231064019

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 236

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Sketches the history of spectator sports, examines the behavior and characteristics of spectators through the ages, discusses the psychology of hooliganism, and describes the American sports industry
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Olympics

The Olympics

Traces the history of the modern Olympics from 1896 to 2000, contrasting the ideal of the game with the often politicized reality.

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252070461

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 214

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Traces the history of the modern Olympics from 1896 to 2000, contrasting the ideal of the game with the often politicized reality.
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Sport The development of sport

Sport  The development of sport

Allen Guttmann Source: A. Guttmann, From Ritual to Record: the nature of
modern sport. New York: Columbia University Press (1978), pp. 15–55. One Way
to understand a phenomenon is to see it against the background of what it is not.

Author: Eric Dunning

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415262941

Category: Sports

Page: 432

View: 833

A collection of texts providing a useful resource for students in the field of sports studies. Subject headings include approaches to the study of sport, the development and structure of modern sport, sport and power relations, and major issues in contemporary sport.
Categories: Sports

Japanese Sports

Japanese Sports

Those pages are, in turn, a condensation of the argument put forth in Guttmann,
From Ritual to Record. See also Eric Dunning, "The Structural- Functional
Properties of Folk-Games and Modern Sports," Sportwissensckaft, 3:3 (1973):
215-232; ...

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824824644

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 307

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In this first synthetic, comprehensive survey of Japanese sports in English, the authors are attentive to the complex and fascinating interaction of traditional and modern elements. In the course of tracing the emergence and development of sumo, the martial arts, and other traditional sports from their origins to the present, they demonstrate that some cherished ancient traditions were, in fact, invented less than a century ago. They also register their skepticism about the use of the samurai tradition to explain Japan's success in sports. Special attention is given to Meiji-era Japan's frequently ambivalent adoption and adaptation of European and American sports--a particularly telling example of Japan's love-hate relationship with the West. The book goes on the describe the history of physical education in the school system, the emergence of amateur and professional leagues, the involvement of business and the media in sports promotion, and Japan's participation in the Olympics. Japanese Sports Trivia Quiz (openli)Japan's first professional baseball team was founded in 1921. When were the Central and Pacific Leagues established? a. 1930; b. 1940; c. 1950; d. 1960 (openli)Oh Sadaharu hit 51 home runs in 1973 and 49 in 1974. How many did he hit in his lifetime? a. 597; b. 602; c. 755; d. 868 (openli)Sugiura Tadashi pitched 42 games for the Nankai Hawks in 1959 and won 38. How many games did he pitch and win against the Yomiuri Giants in the Japan Series that same year? a. 1; b. 2; c. 3; d. 4 (openli)The first Japanese radio broadcast of an entire sports event occurred at the national middle-school baseball tournament at Koshien Stadium in 1927, with a Ministry of Communication censor standing by since the script couldn't be approved in advance. The national middle-school tournament was suspended in 1941. When was it resumed? a. 1945; b. 1946; c. 1947; d. 1948 (openli)In 1791 Shogun Tokugawa Ienari observed a new ring-entering ceremony similar to that now performed by yokozuna. When did the Sumo Association officially recognize the rank of yokozuna? a. 1789; b. 1890; c. 1909; d. 1951 (openli)Which famous sumo rikishi won 69 successive bouts over the course of 7 tournaments, the longest winning streak ever recorded? a. Futabayama (Sadaji); b. Wakanohana (Kanji); c. Taiho (Koki); d. Chiyonofuji (Mitsugu) (openli)When the first karate dojo was established in Okinawa in 1889, the characters for karate were written 'Chinese hand'. When were they first written 'empty hand'? a. 1889; b. 1922; c. 1929; d. 1935 (openli)Only one major school of aikido holds competitive tournaments. When did the name aikido first appear on the list of government-sanctioned martial arts. a. 1883; b. 1890; c. 1931; d. 1942 (openli)In 1951 Tanaka Shigeki became the first Japanese runner to win the Boston Marathon. When was the first Fukuoka Marathon held? a. 1927; b. 1937; c. 1947; d. 1957 (openli)At the infamous 1936 Nazi Olympics in Berlin, Japanese athletes won gold medals in track and field, swimming, and diving. In what event did a Korean win the gold for Japan? a. marathon; b. triple jump; c. pole vau Answers: 1. c. (the Pacific League was the expansion league); 2. d. (Japanese ballparks are shorter than U.S. parks, but the season is also shorter); 3. d. (his arm never recovered from that year); 4. b.; 5. c. (the rank yokozuna first appeared on the banzuke ratings in 1890; and the first solo ring-entering ceremonies by wrestlers wearing the yokozuna rope was in 1789); 6. a.; 7. c. (by members of Keio's karate club who were impressed by a Zen priest of the Rinzai sect); 8. d. (its founder Ueshiba Morihei was born in 1883); 9. c. (the year after the first footrace around Lake Biwa); 10. a.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Ritual and Record

Ritual and Record

This volume expands the debate over the origins and purposes of sports records. Developing the thesis of Allen Guttmann, Carter and Kruger explore the history and meaning of quantitative sports records in several pre-modern societies.

Author: John Marshall Carter

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: IND:30000029849449

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 174

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This volume expands the debate over the origins and purposes of sports records. Developing the thesis of Allen Guttmann, Carter and Kruger explore the history and meaning of quantitative sports records in several pre-modern societies. The book is a chronological study of evidence of sports records in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, medieval England, the Renaissance, Tudor and Elizabethan England, pre-modern Hawaii, and pre-modern Japan. Thematic essays on various aspects of sports records are also included. The book concludes with Guttmann's response to the preceding chapters. Useful reference notes are provided within each chapter as well as in the bibliography. This book is essential reading for students of anthropology and the history of sports.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sports and American Art from Benjamin West to Andy Warhol

Sports and American Art from Benjamin West to Andy Warhol

A richly illustrated exploration of the depiction of sports in American art since the eighteenth century

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher:

ISBN: 1558498745

Category: Art

Page: 277

View: 978

A richly illustrated exploration of the depiction of sports in American art since the eighteenth century
Categories: Art

Sport in Industrial America 1850 1920

Sport in Industrial America  1850 1920

Surveys. A valuable introduction to the study of sport history is Allen Guttmann's
From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports (New York, 1978), which
examines the nature of modern sport from a Weberian perspective by analyzing
the ...

Author: Steven A. Riess

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118537824

Category: History

Page: 336

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Sport in Industrial America, 1850-1920 presents the second edition of Stephen A. Riess’s well-loved synthesis of the development of sport during one of the most transformational times in the nation’s history. New edition maintains the book’s acclaimed level of research, analysis, and readability Explores topics including urbanization, ethnicity, class, sport in educational institutions, women in sport, and sport’s role in manifesting city, regional, and national pride. Includes an entirely new chapter on the globalization of American sport Includes a new bank of photographs and images. Features a newly revised and updated Bibliographical Essay
Categories: History

Boxing

Boxing

... modern sports established by Allen Guttmann in his seminal 1978 work, From
Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports. Guttmann asserted that modern
sports must be secular in nature, and provide equal opportunities for competition.

Author: Gerald R. Gems

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442229914

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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Sports fans have long been fascinated with boxing and the brutal demonstration of physical and psychological conflict. Accounts of the sport appear as far back as the third millennium BC, and Greek and Roman sculptors depicted the athletic ideals of the ancient era in the form of boxers. In the present day, boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Robinson, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. are recognized throughout the world. Boxing films continue to resonate with audiences, from the many Rocky movies to Raging Bull, The Fighter, Million Dollar Baby, and Ali. In Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science, Gerald R. Gems provides a succinct yet wide ranging treatment of the sport, covering boxing’s ancient roots and its evolution, modernization, and global diffusion. The book not only includes a historical account of boxing, but also explores such issues as social class, race, ethnic rivalries, religious influences, gender issues, and the growth of female boxing. The current debates over the moral and ethical issues relative to the sport are also discussed. While the primary coverage of the political, social, and cultural impacts of boxing focuses on the United States, Gems’ examination encompasses the sport on a global level, as well. Covering important issues and events in the history of boxing and featuring numerous photographs, Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science will be of interest to boxing fans, historians, scholars, and those wanting to learn more about the sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport

The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport

Among the scholarly works I encountered was Professor Allen Guttmann's From
Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports. Guttmann opened my eyes to the
influences of industrial capitalism on modern sport and peaked my interest in ...

Author: Steven J. Overman

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780881462265

Category: Religion

Page: 423

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Steven Overman explores the concordant values of the Protestant ethic, capitalism, and sport by applying German scholar Max Weber's seminal thesis. Weber demonstrated a relationship between the Protestant ethic and a form of economic behavior he labeled the "Spirit of capitalism." The work introduces readers to the doctrines and values experience, focusing on the framing of work and play in light of an intense unease with human pleasure and idleness. The United States is portrayed as the quintessential Protestant ethic society. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Sport proposes "seven Protestant virtues" built upon rational asceticism and the work ethic that comprise the Protestant ethic. The spirit of capitalism is presented as a derivative of this ethic and a major force in shaping American institutions, notable organized sport. The second part of the book discusses the spirit of American sport as it is manifested in values the author identifies as the American sport ethic: seven constructs that correspond to the seven Protestant "virtues." Each of these constructs, e.g., achieved status, competitiveness, is examined as it has influenced organized sport. The discussion encompasses youth sport, college sport, professional sport, and American influence on the modern Olympics. The book then analyzes sport as a form of consumer capitalism.
Categories: Religion

Japanese Women and Sport

Japanese Women and Sport

The 'Ladies League': Gender Politics, National Identity, and Professional Sports
in Japan. ... Footbinding, Feminism and Freedom: The Liberation of Women's
Bodies in Modern China. ... From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports.

Author: Robin Kietlinski

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781849666688

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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In 'Japanese Women and Sport', Robin Kietlinski sets out to problematize the hegemonic image of the delicate Japanese woman, highlighting an overlooked area in the history of modern Japan. Previous studies of gender in the Japanese context do not explore the history of female participation in sport, and recent academic studies of women and sport tend to focus on Western countries. Kietlinski locates the discussion of Japanese women in sport within a larger East Asian context and considers the socio-economic position and history of modern Japan. Reaching from the early 20th century to the present day, Kietlinski traces the progression of Japanese women's participation in sport from the first female school for physical education and the foundations of competitive sport through to their growing presence in the Olympics and international sport.
Categories: Social Science

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Guttmann, A. From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports. New York,
1978. Holzer, A., U. Avner, N. Porat, and L.K. Horwitz. “Desert Kites in the Negev
Desert and Northeast Sinai: Their Function, Chronology and Ecology,” Journal of
 ...

Author: Donald G. Kyle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118613801

Category: History

Page: 376

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The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. • Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks • Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle and how each culture responded to the other’s entertainment • Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during the Late Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan games and the Roman response • Covers topics including violence, professionalism in sport, class, gender and eroticism, and the relationship of spectacle to political structures
Categories: History

The Making of New Zealand Cricket

The Making of New Zealand Cricket

Complete First-Class Match List Volume 1 1801–1914 (London, 1996). Guttmann
, A., From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports (New York, 1978).
Guttmann, A., A Whole New Ballgame: An Interpretation of American Sport (
Chapel ...

Author: Greg Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135754822

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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It is generally forgotten that cricket rather than rugby union was the 'national game' in New Zealand until the early years of the twentieth century. This book shows why and how cricket developed in New Zealand and how its character changed across time. Greg Ryan examines the emergence and growth of cricket in relation to diverse patterns of European settlement in New Zealand - such as the systematic colonization schemes of Edward Gibbon Wakefield and the gold discoveries of the 1860s. He then considers issues such as cricket and social class in the emerging cities; cricket and the elite school system; the function of the game in shaping relations between the New Zealand provinces; cricket encounters with the Australian colonies in the context of an 'Australasian' world. A central theme is cricketing relations with England at a time when New Zealand society was becoming acutely conscious of both its own identity and its place within the British Empire. This imperial relationship reveals structures, ideals and objectives unique to New Zealand. Articulate, engaging and entertaining, Ryan demonstrates convincingly how the cricketing experience of New Zealand was quite different from that of other colonies.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sociology of Sport and Social Theory

Sociology of Sport and Social Theory

Bellah and Berger provide two of the most important modern statements of the
theory of secularization. Both attempt to ... From ritual to record: The nature of
modern sports. New York: Columbia University Press. Mathisen, J. 2006. Sport.

Author: Earl Smith

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736075725

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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"Sociology of Sport and Social Theory" presents current research perspectives from major sport scholars and leading sociologists regarding issues germane to the sociology of sport while addressing traditional and contemporary sociological theories.
Categories: Social Science

Sport for Development and Peace

Sport for Development and Peace

Giulianotti, R. (1999b). Sport and Social Development in Africa: Some Major
Human Rights Issues, The First International Conference on Sports and Human
Rights. ... From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports. New York:
Columbia ...

Author: Simon Darnell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781849665919

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The role of sport in development initiatives has grown dramatically over the last five years, now finding a place in the UN's millennium development goals. In Sport and Development for Peace, Simon Darnell outlines the most recent sociological research on the role of sport in development initiatives. The book analyses the relationship between sport and international development and looks at what this reveals about socio-political economy. It addresses a gap in the literature by focusing on issues of politics, power and culture, particularly looking at volunteer experience, mega-sporting events and sporting celebrity in the context of development. Darnell questions the belief that sport can offer a 'solution' to enduring development issues. Drawing on the latest empirical research, the book is a thorough and timely analysis of the social and political implications of tying sport to development.
Categories: Social Science

Transpacific Field of Dreams

Transpacific Field of Dreams

Classic historical surveys of the rise and diffusion of modern sports include Allen
Guttman, From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports (New York:
Columbia University Press, 1978) and Games and Empires: Modern Sports and ...

Author: Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807882665

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 344

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Baseball has joined America and Japan, even in times of strife, for over 150 years. After the "opening" of Japan by Commodore Perry, Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu explains, baseball was introduced there by American employees of the Japanese government tasked with bringing Western knowledge and technology to the country, and Japanese students in the United States soon became avid players. In the early twentieth century, visiting Japanese warships fielded teams that played against American teams, and a Negro League team arranged tours to Japan. By the 1930s, professional baseball was organized in Japan where it continued to be played during and after World War II; it was even played in Japanese American internment camps in the United States during the war. From early on, Guthrie-Shimizu argues, baseball carried American values to Japan, and by the mid-twentieth century, the sport had become emblematic of Japan's modernization and of America's growing influence in the Pacific world. Guthrie-Shimizu contends that baseball provides unique insight into U.S.-Japanese relations during times of war and peace and, in fact, is central to understanding postwar reconciliation. In telling this often surprising history, Transpacific Field of Dreams shines a light on globalization's unlikely, and at times accidental, participants.
Categories: Sports & Recreation