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

Author: Andrei S Markovits; Lars Rensmann, politicoloog
Publisher: Princeton, NJ [etc.] : Princeton University Press, cop. 2010.
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrei S Markovits; Lars Rensmann, politicoloog
ISBN: 069113751X 9780691137513
OCLC Number: 783456618
Description: XI, 345 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments ix Chapter 1: Introduction: Going Global--Sports, Politics, and Identities 1 Chapter 2: The Emergence of Global Arenas: Mapping the Globalization of Sports Cultures between Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and Localism 43 Chapter 3: The Transatlantic Transfer of Sports and their Cultures: Institutionalization and Diffusion 107 Chapter 4: A Silent "Feminization" of Global Sports Cultures? Women as Soccer Players in Europe and America 157 Chapter 5: A Counter-Cosmopolitan Backlash? The Politics of Exclusion, Racism, and Violence in European and American Sports Cultures 207 Chapter 6: The Limits of Globalization: Local Identity and College Sports' Uniquely American Symbiosis of Academics and Athletics 271 Conclusion 316 List of Acronyms 327 Index 331
Responsibility: Andrei S. Markovits & Lars Rensmann.

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