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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback edView all editions and formats
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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
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara J Keys
ISBN: 0674023269 9780674023260 9780674023260
OCLC Number: 860900056
Description: xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 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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"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 the United States, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union, she details how countries of widely varying ideologies were drawn to participate in the emerging global culture."--Jacket.

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