Sport in America

New Historical Perspectives

Author: Donald Spivey

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 282

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This stimulating anthology provides a scholarly perspective on the history of sport. New and exciting dimensions of sport history are introduced by exploring its political, economic, social, and cultural aspects. Race relations and racism in sport, the interaction of sports and politics, sexism and the role of women in sports, and the role that the profit motive plays in sports are among the topics covered. The impact of American attitudes toward violence as they apply to sport, and sport's powerful role in reinforcing class values are also reviewed from a historical perspective.
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Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Academic libraries

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Asia Pacific in the Age of Globalization

Author: R. Johnson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137455381

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

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The essays in this volume examine United States-East Asian relations in the framework of global history, incorporating fresh insights that have been offered by scholars on such topics as globalization, human rights, historical memory, and trans-cultural relations.
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Sport: Approaches to the study of sport

Author: Eric Dunning,Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415262934

Category: Sports

Page: 408

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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.
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Sport and the Color Line

Black Athletes and Race Relations in Twentieth Century America

Author: Patrick B. Miller,David K. Wiggins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135941173

Category: History

Page: 400

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The essays presented here examine the complexity of black American sports culture, from the organization of semi-pro baseball and athletic programs at historically black colleges and universities, to the careers of individual stars such as Jack.
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Children of a New World

Society, Culture, and Globalization

Author: Paula S. Fass,Professor of History Paula S Fass

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814727560

Category: History

Page: 269

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Paula S. Fass, a pathbreaker in children’s history and the history of education, turns her attention in Children of a New World to the impact of globalization on children’s lives, both in the United States and on the world stage. Globalization, privatization, the rise of the “work-centered” family, and the triumph of the unregulated marketplace, she argues, are revolutionizing the lives of children today. Fass begins by considering the role of the school as a fundamental component of social formation, particularly in a nation of immigrants like the United States. She goes on to examine children as both creators of culture and objects of cultural concern in America, evident in the strange contemporary fear of and fascination with child abduction, child murder, and parental kidnapping. Finally, Fass moves beyond the limits of American society and brings historical issues into the present and toward the future, exploring how American historical experience can serve as a guide to contemporary globalization as well as how globalization is altering the experience of American children and redefining childhood. Clear and scholarly, serious but witty, Children of a New World provides a foundation for future historical investigations while adding to our current understanding of the nature of modern childhood, the role of education for national identity, the crisis of family life, and the influence of American concepts of childhood on the world’s definitions of children's rights. As a new generation comes of age in a global world, it is a vital contribution to the study of childhood and globalization.
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Sport, Culture and Society

An Introduction

Author: Grant Jarvie

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415306478

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 414

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This exciting new undergraduate textbook introduces the reader to the broad and complex relationship between sport, culture and society, and critically examines the key assumptions that we hold with regard to the nature of sport.
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Gender, Health, and Popular Culture

Historical Perspectives

Author: Cheryl Krasnick Warsh

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554582482

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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Health is a gendered concept in Western cultures. Customarily it is associated with strength in men and beauty in women. This gendered concept was transmitted through visual representations of the ideal female and male bodies, and ubiquitous media images resulted in the absorption of universal standards of beauty and health and generalized desires to achieve them. Today, genuine or self-styled experts—from physicians to newspaper columnists to advertisers—offer advice on achieving optimal health. Topics in this collection are wide ranging and include childbirth advice in Victorian Australia and Cold War America, menstruation films, Canadian abortion tourism, the Pap smear, the Body Worlds exhibition, and fat liberation. Masculinity is explored among drunkards in antebellum Philadelphia and family memoirs during the 1980s AIDS epidemic. Seemingly objective public health advisories are shown to be as influenced by commercial interests, class, gender, and other social differentiations as marketing approaches are, and the message presented is mediated to varying degrees by those receiving it. This book will be of interest to scholars in women’s studies, health studies, marketing, media studies, social history and anthropology, and popular culture.
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