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  • Running Culturesby John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 64.95

    Running is one of the world's most widely practiced sports and recreations but until now it has intended to elude serious study outside of the natural sciences. John Bale brings the sport into the realm of the humanities by drawing on sources including literature, poetry, film, art and sculpture as well as statistics and training manuals to highlight... more...

  • Roger Bannister and the Four-Minute Mileby John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 57.95

    Roger Bannister was the first person to run the mile in under four minutes. Fifty years on, his status, not just as a champion athlete but also as a true British hero, a gentleman and an amateur from a 'golden era' in sport, retains its unblemished appeal. Until now there has been little criticism and even less close historical study of Bannister... more...

  • Anti-Sport Sentiments in Literatureby John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This book draws on literature, specifically on the writings of selected novelists and poets to widen an existing anti-sport discourse to include hitherto excluded voices from the world of literature. The book commences with a review of exiting pro- and anti-sport discourses and then proceeds to examine, in turn, the written works of five eminent... more...

  • Geography in the Primary School (Routledge Revivals)by John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1987, this title provides primary school teachers with ideas by which geographical skills and ideas can be introduced in the primary school. John Bale shows how teachers can build on children?s ?private geographies? with practical learning strategies, examining approaches to the teaching of map skills, the ways in which the locality... more...

  • Body Culturesby John Bale; Chris Philo

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 250.00

    Body Cultures explores the relationship between the body, sport and landscape. This book presents the first critically edited collection of Henning Eichberg's provocative essays into 'body culture'. Eichberg, a well-known scholar in continental Europe who draws upon the ideas of Elias, Focault, Habermas and others, is now attracting considerable... more...

  • Sites of Sportby John Bale; Patricia Vertinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 67.95

    The study of built environments such as gymnasiums, football stadiums, swimmimg pools and skating rinks provides unique information about the historical enclosure of the gendered and sexualised body, the body's capabilities, needs and desires. It illuminates the tensions between the globalising tendencies of sport and the importance of local culture... more...

  • Sporting Soundsby Anthony Bateman; John Bale

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Music and sport are both highly significant cultural forms, yet the substantial and longstanding connections between the two have largely been overlooked. Sporting Sounds addresses this oversight in an intriguing and innovative collection of essays. With contributions from leading international psychologists, sociologists, historians, musicologists... more...

  • The Book of Marvels and Travelsby John Mandeville; Anthony Bale

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    Another island in the Great Ocean has many sinful and malevolent women, who have precious gems in their eyes.'In his Book of Marvels and Travels, Sir John Mandeville describes a journey from Europe to Jerusalem and on into Asia, and the many wonderful and monstrous peoples and practices in the East. He tells us about the Sultan in Cairo, the Great... more...

  • Kenyan Runningby John Bale; Joe Sang

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    1997 British Society of Sports History - Lord Aberdare Literary Prize for Sports History The record-breaking achievements of Kenyan athletes have caught the imagination of the world of sport. How significant really is Kenya in the world of sports? This book, the first to look in detail at the evolution and significance of a single sport in an African... more...

  • The Global Sports Arenaby John Bale; Joseph Maguire

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95

    Athletes are on the move. In some sports this involves labour, movement from one country to another within or between continents. In other sports, athletes assume an almost nomadic migratory lifestyle, constantly on the move from one sport festival to another. In addition, it appears that sport migration is gaining momentum and that it is closely interwoven... more...