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Booth, Douglas

Works: 7 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 1,524 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GV749.7, 796.046003
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Publications about Douglas Booth
Publications by Douglas Booth
Most widely held works by Douglas Booth
Berkshire encyclopedia of extreme sports ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
The Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports offers a comprehensive dissection of this new and emerging phenomenon, and its characteristics, philosophy, ideology, functions, history and future. The Encyclopedia contextualizes extreme sports, especially their key component -- risk -- from a number of disciplinary perspectives including history, sociology, psychology, theology and physiology. In examining the history of individual extreme sports, the Encyclopedia explores ancient, feudal and cross-cultural forms while also looking at the appeal of modern extreme activities to entrepreneurs, marketers, advertisers and the media as they seek to connect with consumers in the critical 13-34-age cohort. The commercialization of extreme sports as well as their institutionalization -- formation of governing bodies, grand prix circuits, and inclusion in traditional mega-events such as the Olympic Games -- highlights another critical dimension addressed by the Encyclopedia, their contradictory and paradoxical nature. As numerous commentators have observed, participants in extreme sports are typically no less racist, sexist and class and status conscious than their brothers and sisters participating in mainstream sports. - Publisher
The race game : sport and politics in South Africa by Douglas Booth( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
In this book Douglas Booth takes a fresh look at the role of sport in fostering a new national identity in South Africa. Sport remains an integral element of post-apartheid politics. State president Nelson Mandela and his government believe that sport can unite black and white South Africans and contribute to social and political change. But through careful analysis Booth argues that sport will never unite South Africans except in the most fleeting and superficial manner
The field : truth and fiction in sport history by Douglas Booth( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Douglas Booth, a prize winning sports historian, presents a theoretically sophisticated historiography of sport history
Australian beach cultures : the history of sun, sand, and surf by Douglas Booth( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Australians are surrounded by beaches. But this enclosure is more than a geographical fact for the inhabitants of an island continent; the beach is an integral part of the cultural envelope. This work analyzes the history of the beach as an integral aspect of Australian culture
One-eyed : a view of Australian sport by Douglas Booth( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Playing the game? : desegregating South African sport by Douglas Booth( Book )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The South African way of life : a study in race, politics, and sport by Douglas Booth( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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