ISBN-10:
0415400155
ISBN-13:
9780415400152
Pub. Date:
10/10/2007
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
The Four-Minute Mile: Historical and Cultural Interpretations of a Sporting Barrier / Edition 1

The Four-Minute Mile: Historical and Cultural Interpretations of a Sporting Barrier / Edition 1

by John Bale, David Howe

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ISBN-13: 9780415400152
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/10/2007
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

John Bale, University of Aarhus.

P.David Howe, Loughborough University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Sporting Barrier: Historical and Cultural Interpretations of the Four-Minute Mile John Bale & P. David Howe 2. The Idea of the Record Jim Parry 3. Bannister’s Feat in Austere Times: The Construction and Reproduction of a Sporting Trope Alan Tomlinson 4. How Much of a Hero? The Fractured Image of Roger Bannister John Bale 5. Roger Bannister’s American Image Caroline Collins 6. The Four Minute Mythology: Documenting Drama on Film and Television Garry Whannel 7. Inhibiting Progress: The Record of the Four-Minute Mile Jim Denison 8. Amphetamine and the Four-Minute Mile John Hoberman 9. Training Theory and Why Roger Bannister was the First Four-Minute Miler Arnd Kruger 10. Habitus, Barriers and the [Ab]use of the Science of Interval Training in the 1950s P. David Howe

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