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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]
Series: Book collections on Project MUSE.
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A passport to the many nations, sports stars, and sports across the globe.
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More than cricket and football.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2016]
(DLC) 2016020350
(OCoLC)949217983
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Nathan Rosen; Maureen Margaret Smith
ISBN: 9781496809926 1496809920
OCLC Number: 963934804
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Series Title: Book collections on Project MUSE.
Responsibility: edited by Joel Nathan Rosen and Maureen M. Smith.

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