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More than cricket and football : international sport and the challenge of celebrity

Author: Joel Nathan Rosen; Maureen Margaret Smith
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Given the presumed dominance of American sport, many fans throughout the hemisphere find it difficult to envision the role of sport beyond the confines of their own continent. Rather than focusing on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Case studies
Biography
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Nathan Rosen; Maureen Margaret Smith
ISBN: 9781496809889 1496809882
OCLC Number: 949217983
Description: xxi, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword : international sport in Context / Roberta J. Park --
Introduction : drawing a new map of the world in sport / Joel Nathan Rosen and Maureen M. Smith --
Suzanne Lenglen : liberated woman, French revolutionary, or both? / Nancy E. Spencer --
Valentino Rossi : a uniquely British look at an Italian motorsport legend / Sean Bell --
Andy Murray : savior from outside the margins / Lisa Doris Alexander and Dan Travis --
The interaction of personal, local, and global forces : Yao Ming's rise and sustained influence in Chinese sport / Dong Jinxia, Zhong Yijing, and Li Luyang --
Duke Kahanamoku : racialized colonization and the exoticization of aquatic royalty / Joel S. Franks --
Chad Rowan : ritual, religion, and one American's pitch-perfect performance inside Japan's Hall of National Sport / Mark Panek --
From out of the shadows of invisibility : Brazilian women's football and the pioneering figure of Marta / Claudia Samuel Kessler and Silvana Vilodre Goellner --
The many faces of Samuel Eto?o Fils : (re)solving an irascible persona / Benn L. Bongang --
Murali and Sanga : forging identity and pride through cricket in a small island nation / Gamage Harsha Perera and Tim B. Swartz --
Grete Waitz : the art of hurrying slowly / Theresa Walton-Fisette --
Rodney Marsh : the making of a maverick footballer / Dominic Standish --
Ayrton Senna : the legacy of a global racing icon / Viral Shah --
Katarina Witt : the many faces of a showcase athlete / Annette R. Hofmann --
Afterword : the wide worlds of sport text / Jack Lule.
Responsibility: edited by Joel Nathan Rosen and Maureen M. Smith.

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