The Stadium Century

Sport, Spectatorship and Mass Society in Modern France

Author: Robert W. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526106256

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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The stadium century traces the history of stadia and mass spectatorship in modern France from the vélodromes of the late nineteenth century to the construction of the Stade de France before the 1998 soccer World Cup. As the book demonstrates, the stadium was at the centre of debates over public health and urban development and proved to be a key space for mobilising the urban crowd for political rallies and spectator sporting events alike. After 1945, the transformed French stadium constituted part of the process of postwar modernisation but also was increasingly connected to global transformations to the spaces and practices of sport. Drawing from a wide range of sources, the stadium century links the histories of French urbanism, mass politics and sport through the stadium in an innovative work that will appeal to historians, students of French history and the history of sport, and general readers alike.


Author: Brian Rajewski,Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780810376922


Page: 596

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Organized alphabetically by country, then by city, this reference on Asia, the Pacific and the Asiatic Middle includes information on geography and climate, population, government, arts and education, and transportation.

Cities of the World

A Compilation of Current Information on Cultural, Geographical, and Political Conditions in the Countries and Cities of Six Continents, Based on the Department of State's "Post Reports".

Author: Monica M Hubbard,Beverly Baer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780810376922

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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