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Sport in Soviet society : development of sport and physical education in Russia and the USSR

Author: James Riordan
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980, ©1977.
Series: Soviet and East European studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book examines the evolution of sport in Russia from its association with health and hygiene to its post-war purpose of raising Soviet prestige abroad.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Riordan
ISBN: 0521280230 9780521280235
OCLC Number: 10550402
Notes: Based on the author's thesis, University of Birmingham.
Description: ix, 435 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The beginnings of an organised sports movement, 1861-1917; 2. The ideological roots of Soviet physical education and sport; 3. Militarisation of sport, 1917-1920; 4. Years of physical culture. 1921-1929; 5. Industrialisation and competitive sport, 1929-1941; 6. World War II, 1941-1945: the supreme test of physical training; 7. Restoration and consolidation, 1945-1958: aiming for world supremacy in sport; 8. The later post-war years: urban life and leisure; 9. Contemporary organisation of Soviet sport and physical education; 10. Social aspects of sport: the military, peasants, nationalities, women and schoolchildren; 11. Soviet sport and Soviet foreign policy; Conclusions; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Soviet and East European studies.
Responsibility: James Riordan.

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