Global Perspectives on Sport and Physical Cultures Paperback / softback
Edited by Annette R. (Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany) Hofmann, Gerald (North Central College, USA) Gems, Maureen (California State University, Sacramento, California) Smith
Part of the Sport in the Global Society - Historical Perspectives series
Global Perspectives of Sport and Physical Culture is a compilation of diverse essays derived from the works of prominent international scholars that address significant international issues relative to sporting practices from a historical perspective.
A variety of movement cultures are examined and analysed, such as various aspects of the turner and gymnastic movements, the transnational development of dance, competitive sport, non-competitive performance, and mountaineering. Michael Krugers introductory chapter sets a framework for analysis with a historiographical and philosophical treatment of modern sport as an example of nationalism, internationalism and cultural imperialism.
The succeeding chapters discuss the confrontation of commercialization with national interests, the importance of gender in the construction of various movement cultures, as well as the conditions and circumstances that effect societal and cultural change.
This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 126 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/09/2018
- Category: Social & cultural history
- ISBN: 9780367023805