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  • Sport in Latin American Societyby Lamartine DaCosta; J A Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.38

    This work deals with the infancy, adolescence and maturity of sport in Latin American society. It explores ways in which sport illuminates cultural migration and emigration and indigenous assimilation and adaptation. more...

  • Gender, Sport, Scienceby J. A. Mangan; Patricia Vertinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.01

    Roberta J. Park has been throughout her distinguished career a scholar with a mission - to win academic recognition of the significance of the body in culture and cultures. Her scholarship has earned her global esteem in the disciplines of Physical Education and Sports Studies for its penetrating insights. This selection of her writings is a well-deserved... more...

  • Post-Beijing 2008: Geopolitics, Sport and the Pacific Rimby J. A. Mangan; Fan Hong

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.41

    In 2008, as few in the world are unaware, China was host to the world via the Beijing Olympics. The world watched the metamorphosis of Beijing from insecure capital to confident metropolis but, aware of it or not, the world was also watching the symbolic assertion, via the Games, of a rising superpower. The Pacific Rim will be the stage on which... more...

  • The Cultural Bondby J.A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.01

    The contributors to this volume examine the aspects of the cultural associations, symbolic interpretations and emotional significance of the idea of empire and, to some extent, with the post-imperial consequences. Collectively and cumulatively, their view is that sport was an important instrument of imperial cultural association and subsequent cultural... more...

  • Sport and American Societyby Mark Dyreson; J. A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.01

    A special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport , this collection of provocative essays explores the many faces of sport in America. Drawing upon insights from anthropology, history, philosophy and sociology and with reference throughout to politics and economics, the contributors outline the story of how American sport has contributed... more...

  • Sport in Australasian Societyby J A Mangan; John Nauright

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.72

    As Sydney prepares to host the 2000 Olympic games, this study assesses the cultural impact of sport on the Australasian countries. Here, as in other parts of the world, sport is taken as an assertion of both individual and group identity, a demonstration of modernity and a source of personal, local and regional esteem. This collection explores the... more...

  • Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberationby Fan Hong; J.A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 64.95

    This is the first in-depth global study of women's football across the world. This collection considers women's football, in fifteen countries worldwide, in a global context, and analyzes its progress, challenges and problems it has faced. It shows how women's football has made a significant contribution to the emancipation of women's football in... more...

  • Beijing 2008: Preparing for Gloryby J.A. Mangan; Dong Jinxia

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.01

    Beijing 2008: Preparing for Glory - Chinese Challenge in the 'Chinese Century' brings together international scholars with an interest in sport and politics and sinologists with an interest in China - past, present and future - to explore global reaction to the Beijing Olympics - China's anticipated moment of glory on the world stage. The Beijing... more...

  • The New Geopolitics of Sport in East Asiaby William Kelly; J.A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 56.41

    The global geopolitics of sport is being transformed in and by East Asia. Sport in recent decades has been avidly embraced by East Asian nations, with implications both for their image on the international stage and their domestic national identities. The three post-war East Asian Olympic Games, the ‘glittering’ Guangzhou Asian Games in 2010 and the... more...

  • Sport and the Emancipation of European Womenby Gigliola Gori; J.A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 56.41

    Sport and the Emancipation of European Women: the Struggle for Self-fulfilment explores the contributions of European women to the emancipation of women worldwide. It expands understanding of the need for their attitudes and actions and celebrates their achievements in freeing the female body from unwarranted political , cultural and social restraint... more...