Japan, Sport and Society : Tradition and Change in a Globalizing World, Paperback / softback Book

Japan, Sport and Society : Tradition and Change in a Globalizing World Paperback / softback

Edited by Joseph Maguire, Masayoshi Nakayama

Part of the Sport in the Global Society series


Evolving for centuries in relative isolation, sport in Japan developed a unique character reflective of Japanese culture and society.

In recent decades, Japan's drive towards cultural and economic modernization has consciously incorporated a modernization of its sports cultures.

Japan, Sport and Society provides insights into this process, revealing the tensions between continuity and change, tradition and modernity, the local and the global in a culture facing the new economic and political realities of our modern world.

The book explores three broad areas of interest:sport and modern society in Japancurrent issues in social reconstruction and reproduction in sportmodernization, globalization and sport in Japan. Providing unprecedented access to new work from Japanese scholars, and raising key questions of globalization and cultural identity, this text represents a fascinating resource for students and researchers of sport and society.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages, 15 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Halftones, black and white; 8 Tables, black and whit
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Anthropology
  • ISBN: 9780714682938



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