The Atlas of Sports: Who Plays What, Where, and Why

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This fully illustrated atlas charts and profiles the world’s major competitive sports and the profits that flow from their commercial development. From the U.S.A—baseball, football, basketball, boxing, car racing, and more—to Pelé’s “beautiful game” of international soccer, Alan Tomlinson paints sport’s big picture. He traces its emergence in modern forms, including those events recognized by the International Olympic Committee, and less well-known sports that have their own ...

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Overview

This fully illustrated atlas charts and profiles the world’s major competitive sports and the profits that flow from their commercial development. From the U.S.A—baseball, football, basketball, boxing, car racing, and more—to Pelé’s “beautiful game” of international soccer, Alan Tomlinson paints sport’s big picture. He traces its emergence in modern forms, including those events recognized by the International Olympic Committee, and less well-known sports that have their own cultural bases and commercial momentum.
In four colorful sections, the book maps major sporting events, follows financial ebbs and flows, notes political uses and abuses, highlights media attention, and provides case studies of global superstars. A handy “A-Z of Sports” maps key indicators and historical influences for each of 30 majors, and includes controversies such as cheating, drug use, and betting scandals. Finally, the atlas captures the full flavor of sport’s contribution to national and international cultures with country profiles noting the main strengths, notable achievements, and key events.

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Editorial Reviews

Foreword
“This beautifully designed and fully illustrated atlas profiles the world’s major competitive sports, their political uses and abuses, and the profits that flow from their commercial development.”
Choice - R. J. Krajewski
“[A] book for sports fans of all ages. . . . Highly recommended.”
Library Journal
In four segments, Tomlinson (Sport and Leisure Cultures) describes sports politics; major and minor sport categories; their economic impact; and alphabetized, by-country sketches of favored national sports. The balanced presentation of sport's positive and negative ramifications gives depth and social conscience to the survey. For example, a segment on merchandising offers images of southeast-Asian child laborers and details their plight. The innovative layout is visually appealing and eases comprehension. Sidebar definitions and figure profiles assist in clarifying concepts while graphs and charts help to quantify issue specifics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520268241
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,453,417
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Tomlinson is Professor of Leisure Studies and Director of Research in the Research & Graduate College of Sport, Chelsea School, University of Brighton, UK. He is the author of Sport and Leisure Cultures and A Dictionary of Sports Studies.

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