Japan, Sport and Society: Tradition and Change in a Globalizing World [NOOK Book]

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Evolving for centuries in relative isolation, sport in Japan developed a unique character reflective of Japanese culture and society. In recent decades, Japan's drive towards cultural and economic modernization has consciously incorporated a modernization of its sports cultures. Japan, Sport and Society provides insights into this process, revealing the tensions between continuity and change, tradition and modernity, the local and the global in a culture facing the new economic and political realities of our...

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Japan, Sport and Society: Tradition and Change in a Globalizing World

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Overview

Evolving for centuries in relative isolation, sport in Japan developed a unique character reflective of Japanese culture and society. In recent decades, Japan's drive towards cultural and economic modernization has consciously incorporated a modernization of its sports cultures. Japan, Sport and Society provides insights into this process, revealing the tensions between continuity and change, tradition and modernity, the local and the global in a culture facing the new economic and political realities of our modern world. The book explores three broad areas of interest:



  • sport and modern society in Japan

  • current issues in social reconstruction and reproduction in sport

  • modernization, globalization and sport in Japan.



Providing unprecedented access to new work from Japanese scholars, and raising key questions of globalization and cultural identity, this text represents a fascinating resource for students and researchers of sport and society.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135762599
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Series: Sport in the Global Society
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction : Japan, sport and society in a globalizing world 1
Pt. I Making of sport and modern Japanese society 5
1 Innovation in martial arts 7
2 The emergence and development of Japanese school sport 19
3 The Japanese baseball spirit and professional ideology 35
Pt. II Social reconstruction, reproduction and sport 55
4 Economic development and the value aspect of sport 57
5 Sustainable sport and environmental problems : the E-boat movement as a social experiment in green sport 77
6 Voluntary associations formed through sport spectatorship : a case study of professional baseball fan clubs 98
7 Playfulness and gender in modern Japanese society 113
Pt. III Modernization, globalization and sport : a critical examination 123
8 FIFA 2002 World Cup in Japan : the Japanese football phenomenon in cultural contexts 125
9 Physical cognition in sport : wisdom buried in modernization 140
10 The changing field of Japanese sport 157
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