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  • A Sport-Loving Societyby J A Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 64.95

    In a time of unprecedented political and economic transformation, the middle classes of Victorian and Edwardian England became principal players in a new social order. Nowhere did their culture, values and identity gain clearer expression than in their sports, and their influence is still felt in the way we organise, play and think of sport today.... more...

  • Militarism, Sport, Europeby J A Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 67.95

    A collection of essays exploring the relationship between sport and war, bringing together established authors that include Peter Beck, Hans Bonde, J.A. Mangan and Gertrud Pfister, and emerging authors such as Penelope Kissoudi, Orestis Kustrin, Callum McKenzie and Roberta Vescovi. more...

  • Benefits Bestowed? (RLE Edu H)by J. A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This volume concentrates on the processes and practices of formal education, which shaped, and were shaped by, imperial values, attitudes and behaviour. It is concerned with: The myths and visions of imperialism; The nature and extent of ethnocentric attitudes, declared and undeclared; The use of education as a means of disseminating... more...

  • Making Imperial Mentalities (RLE Edu H)by J. A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This book discusses the way in which those born into the British empire were persuaded to accept it, often with enthusiasm. The study compares the perceptions of people at ?home?, in the dominions and in the colonies. Across the diversity of imperial territories it explores themes such as the diverse nature of political socialisation, the various... more...

  • Athleticism in the Victorian and Edwardian Public Schoolby J. A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 65.95

    Games obsessed the Victorian and Edwardian public schools. The obsession has become widely known as athleticism. When it appeared in 1981, this book was the first major study of the games ethos which dominated the lives of many Victorian and Edwardian public schoolboys. Written with Professor Mangan's customary panache, it has become a classic, the... more...

  • Europe, Sport, Worldby J. A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    The sports of Europe and the United States were imitated and assimilated and became symbols of national and cosmopolitan identity. This work examines the national and international importance of sport and its role in shaping post-millennium global culture. more...

  • Reformers, Sport, Modernizersby J A Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    A record of the role of selected middle-class individuals across Europe who made notable contributions to the early evolution of modern sport and who saw success in modern sport as an expression of human qualities to be admired, applauded and encouraged. They viewed sport, sometimes self-interestedly but not always self-interestedly, as a medium of... more...

  • Making European Masculinitiesby J. A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 92.95

    As sport has grown, progressively replacing religion, in its power to excite passion, provide emotional escape, offer fraternal (and increasingly sororital) bonding, it has come to loom larger and larger in the lives of Europeans and others. It has become an inescapable reality linking public environment with intimate experience and thus offers the... more...

  • Sport in Europeby J A Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    This book examines the cultural, social, political, economic and aesthetic history of Sport in Europe. As sport has grown, progressively replacing religion, in its power to excite passion, provide emotional escape, offer fraternal (and increasingly sororital) bonding, it has become an inescapable reality linking public environment with intimate experience... more...

  • Shaping the Supermanby J A Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    This is a study of masculinity as a metaphor and especially of the muscular male body as a moral symbol. It explores the Nazi's preoccupation with the male body as an icon of political power, and the ideology and theories which propelled it. more...