The International Politics Of Sport In The Twentieth Century

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Overview

There is no better time to take a look back at the political events of the past 100 years as seen through the eyes of sport and sports people. Ten key international authorities in their respective fields lead you through the most important political elements of contemporary sport.
This book is the first of its kind. It provides a wide ranging perspective through time and place and will be an invaluable tool for students studying sport from an historical and political perspective, and also for those who have a general interest in sport at its interface with politics.

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Taking the turn of the century as a good time for a recap, ten sports scholars from five countries look at global issues, including the Olympic Games and the International Football Federation (soccer) and the impact of communism, Nazism, religion, and working-class culture. Then they look at more specific issues, such as the struggle of black athletes for recognition in the US, the part played by sport in the racist apartheid regime of South Africa, the rise of women's sport, the fight for rights by handicapped and gay athletes, and the relationship between sport and terrorism. E & F N Spon is an imprint of Taylor and Francis. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780419211600
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/8/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Arnd Kruger is Professor and head of the 'Sport and Society'section of the Department of Sport Science at the Georg-Augist University in Germany. He has served as Dean of Faculty of Sport Sciences and is Past-President of the European Committee for Sport History. He has published widely on political aspects of sports mainly in the 19th & 20th Century

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1: The unfinished symphony. A History of the Olympic Games from. Coubertin to Samaranch. FIFA. The impact of communism on sport. Strength through joy. The culture of consent under fascism, nazism and Francoism. Religion and Sport. The worker sports movement. Part 2: Women in sport and society. The rise of black athletes in the USA. Disability sport. The homosexual and homoerotic in sport. Sport and terrorism. Sport in South Africa. Index.

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