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  • ‘Manufactured’ Masculinityby J. A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.44

    'Manufactured' Masculinity should be considered essential reading for scholars in the humanities and social sciences at every level and in all parts of the academic world. It weaves together brilliantly the elements of the 'manufacture' of masculinity in the period world-famous 'public' school system for the privileged which serviced the largest... more...

  • Shaping the Supermanby J A Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.82

    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...

  • Superman Supremeby J A Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.44

    The supremacy of the global fascist superman never became a reality but was certainly an intention. This work explores the use of the image of the male body in European, American and Asian fascism of varying degrees and various interpretations, and the differences and similarities involved. more...

  • Disreputable Pleasuresby Mike Huggins; J. A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 56.37

    Many historians have claimed that respectability was the sharpest line of social division in Victorian society, even that the line between the 'respectable' and 'unrespectable' was more significant than between rich and poor. This irreverent and revisionist collection argues that they have over-polarised Victorian attitudes and challenges the conventional... more...

  • Cricketing Cultures in Conflictby Boria Majumdar; J A Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 56.37

    The 2003 World Cup was of vital importance to the participating countries. For India, a world cup triumph would make cricket the nation's leading industry; for the host, South Africa, a successful campaign might realize its dream of political unity. Dealing with themes of racial/political unification, commercialization, the media and globalisation,... more...

  • Sport in Australasian Societyby J A Mangan; John Nauright

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.44

    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...

  • The Cultural Bondby J.A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.88

    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, Militarism and the Great Warby Thierry Terret; J. A. Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.88

    The Great War has been largely ignored by historians of sport. However sport was an integral part of cultural conditioning into both physiological and psychological military efficiency in the decades leading up to it. It is time to acknowledge that the Great War also had an influence on sport in post-war European culture. Both are neglected topics.... more...

  • Sport in South Asian Societyby Boria Majumdar; J A Mangan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.88

    A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through the lens of sport. This book makes the point that the social histories of South Asian sport cannot be understood by simply looking at the... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.88

    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...