Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice

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John Nauright, Charles Parrish
ABC-CLIO, 2012 - 1848 sivua
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This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports.


Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice provides a unique, global overview of sports and sports cultures. Unlike most works of this type, this book provides both essays that examine general topics, such as globalization and sport, international relations and sport, and tourism and sport, as well as essays on sports history, culture, and practice in world regions--for example, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and Oceania--in order to provide a more global perspective. These essays are followed by entries on specific sports, world athletes, stadiums and arenas, famous games and matches, and major controversies.

Spanning topics as varied as modern professional cycling to the fictional movie Rocky to the deadly ball game of the ancient Mayans, the first three volumes contain overview essays and entries for specific sports that have been and are currently practiced around the world. The fourth volume provides a compendium of information on the winners of major sporting competitions from around the world.

Readers will gain invaluable insights into how sports have been enjoyed throughout all of human culture, and more fully comprehend their cultural contexts. The entries provide suggestions for further reading on each topic--helpful to general readers, students with school projects, university students and academics alike. Additionally, the four-volume Sports Around the World spotlights key charismatic athletes who have changed a sport or become more than just an outstanding player.


  • Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world
  • Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck
  • Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters
  • Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series
  • Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed

 

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General Topics
1
Africa SubSahara
73
Asia South and East
173
Middle East and North Africa
269
Australia New Zealand and Oceana
315
Sports around the World
i
Title
iii
Copyright
iv
Acknowledgments
xxxiii
The History Culture and Practice of Sports Around the World
xxxvii
Latin America and the Caribbean
1
North America
147
Sports around the World
i
Title
iii
Copyright
iv
Dedication
v

Dedication
v
Contents
vii
Alphabetical List of Entries
xix
Acknowledgments
xxxiii
The History Culture and Practice of Sports Around the World
xxxvii
British Isles
1
Europe
219
Sports around the World
i
Title
iii
Copyright
iv
Dedication
v
Contents
vii
LATIN AMERICA AND NORTH AMERICA
xiv
Alphabetical List of Entries
xix
Contents
vii
BRITISH ISLES AND EUROPE
xi
OLYMPIC MEDALISTS AND WINNERS AND CHAMPIONS OF MAJOR WORLD SPORTING EVENTS
xviii
Alphabetical List of Entries
xix
Acknowledgments
xxxiii
The History Culture and Practice of Sports Around the World
xxxvii
Olympic MedalistsSummer Olympics
1
Olympic MedalistsWinter Olympics
221
Winners and Champions of Major World Sporting Events
261
Select Bibliography
365
Editors and Contributors
379
Index
391
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John Nauright, PhD, is director of the Academy of International Sport and professor of sport management at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, and visiting professor of cultural studies at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.

Charles Parrish teaches in the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

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