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Games, sports and cultures

Author: Noel Dyck
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 2000.
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This book brings a distinctively anthropological approach to the deep significance of sport and games in everyday life. [from publisher's advertisement].
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Games, sports and cultures.
Oxford : Berg, 2000
(OCoLC)606396278
Online version:
Games, sports and cultures.
Oxford : Berg, 2000
(OCoLC)608245035
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noel Dyck
ISBN: 1859733123 9781859733127 1859733174 9781859733172
OCLC Number: 44485325
Description: viii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Games, bodies, celebrations and boundaries : anthropological perspectives on sport / Noel Dyck --
Why should an anthropologist study sports in China? / Susan Brownell --
Society, body and style : an archery contest in an Amerindian society / George Mentore --
Kabaddi, a national sport of India : the internationalism of nationalism and the foreignness of Indianness / Joseph S. Alter --
Soccer and the politics of culture in Western Australia / Philip Moore --
Parents, kids and coaches : constructing sport and childhood in Canada / Noel Dyck --
Reflections on the social and cultural dimensions of children's elite sport in Sweden / Yngve Georg Lithman --
Culture, context and content analysis : an exploration of elite women gymnasts in the high school world / Melford S. Weiss --
'America' in Takamiya : transforming Japanese rice paddies into corn stalks, bleachers, and basepaths / Charles Fruehling Springwood --
Sport, celebrity and liminality / Synthia Sydnor.
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