Body Cultures

Essays on Sport, Space & Identity by Henning Eichberg

Author: John Bale,Chris Philo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134692552

Category: Science

Page: 184

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Body Cultures explores the relationship between the body, sport and landscape. This book presents the first critically edited collection of Henning Eichberg's provocative essays into 'body culture'. Eichberg, a well-known scholar in continental Europe who draws upon the ideas of Elias, Focault, Habermas and others, is now attracting considerable interest from Anglo-American sociologists, historians and geographers. This collection has been extensively edited to highlight Eichberg's most important arguments and themes. Introductory essays from the editors and Susan Brownell provide clear explanations and interpretations as well as a biography of Eichberg.

Sites of Sport

Space, Place, Experience

Author: Patricia Anne Vertinsky,John Bale

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714682810

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 270

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The study of built environments such as gymnasiums, football stadiums, swimmimg pools and skating rinks provides unique information about the historical enclosure of the gendered and sexualised body, the body's capabilities, needs and desires. It illuminates the tensions between the globalising tendencies of sport and the importance of local culture and a sense of place. This collection uses spatial concepts and examples to examine the nature and development of sporting practices. At a time when the importance of spacial theories and spacial metaphors to sport is being increasingly recognised, this pioneering work on the changing landscape of sporting life will appeal to students of the history, sociology and management of sport.

Sport, Culture and Society

An Introduction

Author: Grant Jarvie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134401620

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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This exciting, accessible introduction to the field of Sports Studies is the most comprehensive guide yet to the relationships between sport, culture and society. Taking an international perspective, Sport, Culture and Society provides students with the insight they need to think critically about the nature of sport, and includes: a clear and comprehensive structure unrivalled coverage of the history, culture, media, sociology, politics and anthropology of sport coverage of core topics and emerging areas extensive original research and new case study material. The book offers a full range of features to help guide students and lecturers, including essay topics, seminar questions, key definitions, extracts from primary sources, extensive case studies, and guides to further reading. Sport, Culture and Society represents both an important course resource for students of sport and also sets a new agenda for the social scientific study of sport.

Entanglements of Power

Geographies of Domination/Resistance

Author: Ronan Paddison,Chris Philo,Paul Routledge,Joanne Sharp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134668961

Category: Science

Page: 302

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This book argues that practices of resistance cannot be separated from practices of domination, and that they are always entangled in some configuration. They are inextricably linked, such that one always bears at least a trace of the other that contaminates or subverts it. The team of contributors explore themes of identity, embodiment, organisation, colonialism, and political transformation, examining them from historical, contemporary and more abstract perspectives within a wide geographical and cultural spectrum. Case studies include German Reunification; Jamaican Yardies on British Television; Victorian Sexuality and Moralisation in Cremorne Gardens; Ethnicity, Gender and Nation in Ecuador; Sport as Power; the film Falling Down. Entanglements of Power presents an exciting and challenging account of the symbiotic relationship between domination and resistance, and contextualises this within the parameters of geography with a rich body of case-study material and a respected team of contributors.

Disciplining Bodies in the Gymnasium

Memory, Monument, Modernism

Author: Patricia Anne Vertinsky,Sherry McKay

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714684093

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

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Architecture and design have been used to exert control over bodies, across lines of class, gender and race. They regulate access to certain spaces and facilities, impose physical or psychological barriers, and make particular activities possible for specific groups. Built in 1951, the War Memorial Gymnasium at the University of British Columbia is a prize-winning example of modernist architecture. Although conceived to honour the dead of World War II, it was far from being a neutral memorial and gymnasium for everyday athletes. This collection shows what the design, construction and shifting functions and spatial configurations of the building reveal about the values and aspirations of the university in the post-war years. It shows how the building reflected the social and power relations among university administrators, architects and planners, faculty, staff and students, and demonstrates how the culture and structure of the gymnasium responded to changing attitudes to competition, discipline, profession, gender, race and health. As the editors explain, built form has politics, and culture - sporting culture - is just politics by another name.

Salonfähigkeit der neuen Rechten

"Nationale Identität", Antisemitismus und Antiamerikanismus in der politischen Kultur der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1970-2005: Henning Eichberg als Exempel

Author: Clemens Heni

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Germany (West)

Page: 509

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Ludica

annali di storia e civiltà del gioco

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports

Page: N.A

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Sports, Body and Health

Author: Jørn Hansen,Niels Kayser Nielsen

Publisher: University Press of Southern Denmark

ISBN: 9788778384744

Category: Education

Page: 165

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This collection of essays examines the interfaces between sport, the body, and health, finding angles that are as varied as they are unexpected.

The quality of home runs

the passion, politics, and language of Cuban baseball

Author: Thomas F. Carter

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

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Uses the sport of baseball, about which most Cubans are passionate, to look at what it means to be Cuban and at how Cuba deals with the outside world, as well as to compare various disciplinary approaches to the sport.

Cultural Turns/geographical Turns

Perspectives on Cultural Geography

Author: Ian Cook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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Introduces undergraduates to the key debates regarding space and culture and the key theoretical arguments which guide cultural geographical work. This book addresses the impact, significance, and characteristics of the 'cultural turn' in contemporary geography. It focuses on the development of the cultural geography subdiscipline and on what has made it a peculiar and unique realm of study. It demonstrates the importance of culture in the development of debates in other subdisciplines within geography and beyond. In line with these previous themes, the significance of space in the production of cultural values and expressions is also developed. Along with its timely examination of the health of the cultural geographical subdiscipline, this book is to be valued for its analysis of the impact of cultural theory on studies elsewhere in geography and of ideas of space and spatiality elsewhere in the social sciences.

Environment and Planning

Society & space

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology, Urban

Page: N.A

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International interdisciplinary journal discussing the relations between Society and Space. Space is broadly conceived: from landscapes of the body to global geographies; from cyberspace to old growth forests; as metaphorical and material; as theoretical construct and empirical fact. Covers both practical politics and the abstractions of social theory.

Essays on women's artistic and cultural contributions 1919-1939

expanded social roles for the new woman following the First World War

Author: Paula Birnbaum,Anna Novakov

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 264

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This work examines the social, cultural and political contexts in which women artists from Europe, Asia, and North America had the opportunity to contribute to their nations' cultural production.

Beijing's games

what the Olympics mean to China

Author: Susan Brownell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742556416

Category: History

Page: 213

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Why is hosting the Olympic Games so important to China? What is the significance of a quintessential symbol of Western civilization taking place in the heart of the Far East? Will the Olympics change China, or will China change the Olympics? Susan Brownell sets the historical and cultural contexts for the 2008 Beijing Olympics Games by placing it within the context of China's hundred-year engagement with the Olympic movement to illuminate what the Games mean to China and what the Beijing Olympic Games will mean for China's relationship with the outside world. Brownell's deeply informed analysis ranges from nineteenth-century orientalism to Cold War politics and post-Cold War _China bashing._ Drawing on her more than two decades of engagement in Chinese sports, the author presents evocative stories and first-person accounts to paint a human picture of the passion that many Chinese people feel for the Olympic Games. It will also be essential reading for journalists and sports enthusiasts who want to understand the fascinating story behind the Beijing Olympics.