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The Resource Games and empires : modern sports and cultural imperialism, Allen Guttmann

Games and empires : modern sports and cultural imperialism, Allen Guttmann

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Games and empires : modern sports and cultural imperialism
Title
Games and empires
Title remainder
modern sports and cultural imperialism
Statement of responsibility
Allen Guttmann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In his latest work, Allen Guttmann explores the ways in which such popular modern sports as soccer, baseball, and basketball have spread from their Western roots to all corners of the globe. He discusses how less powerful peoples go on to adapt these sports into their own regional variants. In addition, Buttmann points out the possibility and reality of resistance to the diffusion of modern Western sports." "Games and Empires combines geographical range and historical insight to trace the ways in which key sports have affected cultural development in various countries from the nineteenth century to the present. In the process, Guttmann offers a perspective on the diffusion of sports within various societies, discussing the attempts of women to participate in male-dominated sports and the dissemination of sports from one social class to another." "Games and Empires covers the introduction of cricket into societies as diverse as the United States and India; the arrival of soccer football in a number of European, Latin American, and African nations; the export of baseball to Japan and the Caribbean; the spread of basketball to the Far East and Western Europe; the global expansion of the Olympics; and the recent invasion by American sports in areas where British sports have long been dominant."--BOOK JACKET
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DCC
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Guttmann, Allen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • Culture diffusion
Label
Games and empires : modern sports and cultural imperialism, Allen Guttmann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
l80094008868
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
275 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780231100427
Lccn
lc94008868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill
Label
Games and empires : modern sports and cultural imperialism, Allen Guttmann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
l80094008868
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
275 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780231100427
Lccn
lc94008868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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