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Globalizing sport : national rivalry and international community in the 1930s

Author: Barbara J Keys
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2006.
Series: Harvard historical studies, 152.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a study of the political and cultural ramifications of international sports competitions in the decades before WWII. This book examines the transformation of events like the Olympic Games and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara J Keys
ISBN: 0674023269 9780674023260
OCLC Number: 442407644
Description: XI, 274 str. : ilustr. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Sport, the state, and international politics --
The rise of international sports organizations --
Democracy and international sport : the United States --
"Americanizing" the Olympic games : Los Angeles, 1932 --
Dictatorship and international sport : Nazi Germany --
Between Nazism and Olympism : Berlin, 1936 --
The Soviet Union and the triumph of soccer.
Series Title: Harvard historical studies, 152.
Responsibility: Barbara J. Keys.
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Keys notes that the growth of international sport occured despite the depression, ideological conflicts, and chauvinism. Sport grew in that seemingly hostile setting through its mass appeal and Read more...

 
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