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Martial arts in the modern world

Author: Thomas A Green; Joseph R Svinth
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
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"In a series of chapters devoted to Asian, African, and European systems of the late 19th to early 21st centuries, the authors examine the forces and philosophies that shaped fighting arts in diverse cultural settings. Because of political, social, and economic factors, this period witnessed the spread of martial arts to areas outside of their original contexts. Some of these arts flourished in their new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Martial arts in the modern world.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(OCoLC)607359062
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Green; Joseph R Svinth
ISBN: 0275981533 9780275981532
OCLC Number: 52301446
Description: xiii, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Sense in the nonsense : the role of folk history in the martial arts / Thomas A. Green --
The martial arts in Chinese physical culture, 1865-1965 / Stanley E. Henning --
The spirit of manliness : boxing in imperial Japan, 1868-1945 / Joseph R. Svinth --
Professor Yamashita goes to Washington / Joseph R. Svinth --
The circle and the octagon : Maeda's judo and Gracies's jiu-jitsu / Thomas A. Green and Joseph R. Svinth --
The myth of Zen in the art of archery / Yamada Shoji --
"The lion of the Punjab" : Gama in England, 1910 / Graham Noble --
The little dragon : Bruce Lee (1940-1973) / James Halpin --Surviving the middle passage : traditional African martial arts in the Americas / Thomas A. Green --
Kendo in North America, 1885-1955 / Joseph R. Svinth --
Olympic games and Japan / Kano Jigoro --
Origins of the British Judo Association, the European Judo Union, and the International Judo Federation / Richard Bowen --
The evolution of Taekwondo from Japanese karate / Eric Madis --
Women's boxing and related activities : introducing images and meanings / Jennifer Hargreaves --
Freeing the Afrikan mind : the role of martial arts in contemporary African American cultural nationalism / Thomas A. Green --
Action design : new directions in fight choreography / Tony Wolf --
Martial arts meet the new age : combatives in the early twenty-first-century American military / Joseph R. Svinth --
Epilogue : Where we go from here / Joseph R. Svinth.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas A. Green and Joseph R. Svinth.

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"In a series of chapters devoted to Asian, African, and European systems of the late 19th to early 21st centuries, the authors examine the forces and philosophies that shaped fighting arts in diverse cultural settings. Because of political, social, and economic factors, this period witnessed the spread of martial arts to areas outside of their original contexts. Some of these arts flourished in their new environments but others did not. The authors demonstrate the martial arts are not the conservative strongholds of tradition posited by conventional wisdom, but are instead responsive and mutable barometers of change. This book is essential for students of multicultural dialogues and devotees of martial arts performance and practice."--BOOK JACKET.

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Martial Arts Nationalism

by shooklyn (WorldCat user published 2011-10-07) Excellent Permalink

This is the first book (and the only one so far) that puts martial arts into a global socio-anthropological perspective in terms of how nationalist agendas interact with worrior myths in the East, West, and developing countries around the globe - a must-read for inquisitive martial artists and a scholars...
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