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

Author: Barbara J Keys
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.
Series: Harvard historical studies, v. 152.
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"In this book, Barbara Keys offers the first major study of the political and cultural ramifications of international sports competitions in the decades before World War II. She examines the transformation of events like the Olympic Games and the World Cup from relatively small-scale events to the celebrity-packed, politically resonant, globally popular entertainment extravaganzas familiar to us today. Focusing on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Keys, Barbara J.
Globalizing sport.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607684023
Online version:
Keys, Barbara J.
Globalizing sport.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)608118031
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara J Keys
ISBN: 0674023269 9780674023260 9780674023260
OCLC Number: 64594511
Description: xi, 274 p. : ill. ; 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, v. 152.
Responsibility: Barbara J. Keys.
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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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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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