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The sports process : a comparative and developmental approach

Author: Eric Dunning; Joseph A Maguire; Robert E Pearton
Publisher: Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics Publ., 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Sports Process" uses a historical/developmental approach to explore the development of sport, its international diffusion, and ongoing changes in sport around the world. Its contributors include  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Dunning; Joseph A Maguire; Robert E Pearton
ISBN: 0873224191 9780873224192 0880116242 9780880116244
OCLC Number: 924850365
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 321 s
Contents: Part 1 - Perspectives on the making of modern sports: the sociology of sport in the Ancient World - Peter Macintosh; sport in the civilising process - Eric Dunning; the Victorian cult of the family and the early years of female sport - Jennifer Hargreaves; the critique of sport in modernity - Richard Gruneau. Part 2 - Aspects of the diffusion and development of modern sports: the diffusion of sports and the problem of cultural imperialism - Allen Guttmann; sport in Developing Countries - Klaus Heinemann; international aspects of sport in Latin America - Joseph L. Arbena; the industrialisation of the United States and the 'bourgeoisification' of American sport - Alan Ingham and Robert Beamish; American football, British society, and global sport development - Joseph Maguire. Part Contents.
Responsibility: [edited by] Eric G. Dunning, Joseph A. Maguire, Robert E. Pearton.

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