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Gaming the world : how sports are reshaping global politics and culture

Author: Andrei S Markovits; Lars Rensmann
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
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Professional sports today have truly become a global force, a common language that anyone, regardless of their nationality, can understand. Yet sports also remain distinctly local, with regional teams and the fiercely loyal local fans that follow them. This book examines the twenty-first-century phenomenon of global sports, in which professional teams and their players have become agents of globalization while at  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrei S Markovits; Lars Rensmann
ISBN: 9780691137513 069113751X
OCLC Number: 466343266
Description: xi, 345 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Going global : sports, politics, and identities --
The emergence of global arenas : mapping the globalization of sports cultures between cosmopolitanism, nationalism, and localism --
The transatlantic transfer of sports and their cultures : institutionalization and diffusion --
A silent "feminization" of global sports cultures? women as soccer players in Europe and America --
A counter-cosmopolitan backlash? the politics of exclusion, racism, and violence in European and American sports cultures --
The limits of globalization : local identity and college sports' uniquely American symbiosis of academics and athletics.
Responsibility: Andrei S. Markovits & Lars Rensmann.

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Professional sports have become a global force, a common language that anyone, regardless of their nationality, can understand. Yet sports also remain distinctly local. This book examines the  Read more...

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One of Financial Times (FT.com)'s Books of the Year in Nonfiction Round-Up in the Sports list for 2010 "This book is a valuable contribution to the burgeoning study of sport in a global Read more...

 
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