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The playing fields of Eton : equality and excellence in modern meritocracy

Author: Mika LaVaque-Manty
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Addresses questions which have troubled philosophers, reformers, and thoughtful citizens. Drawing examples from the 18th century debate over dueling as a gentleman's prerogative to recent  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mika LaVaque-Manty
ISBN: 9780472116850 0472116851
OCLC Number: 281089280
Description: x, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Kids and Körperkultur : on the difficulties of fostering civic independence --
Dueling for equality : the master's tools will take down the master's house --
Mens sana, the playing fields of Eton, and other clichés --
Physical culture for the masses --
Being a woman and other disabilities --
The political theory of doping.
Responsibility: Mika LaVaque-Manty.

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A very insightful and clearly written philosophical inquiry into the nature of sport. - Marion Smiley, Brandeis University

 
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