Sport, Representation and Evolving Identities in Europe

Author: Philip Dine,Seán Crosson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039119776

Category: Social Science

Page: 369

View: 9759

Sport annually mobilizes millions of people across Europe: as practitioners in a wide variety of competitive, educational, or recreational contexts, and as spectators, who are physically present or following events through the mass media. This book presents original research into modern sport funded by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Its aim is to examine the distinctive contribution made by this complex phenomenon to the construction of European identities. Attention is focused on sport's social significance, as a set of mass-mediated practices and spectacles giving rise to a network of images, symbols, and discourses. The book seeks to explore, and ultimately to explain, the processes of representation and mediation involved in the sporting construction, and subsequent renegotiation, of local, national, and, increasingly, global identities. It offers a survey of key developments in sporting Europe - from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, and from the Atlantic to the Urals - presenting findings by acknowledged international experts and emerging scholars at the level of individuals, communities, regions, nation-states, and Europe as a whole, in both its geographical and political incarnations. Its focus on representation offers a broadly conceived, and consciously inclusive, approach to issues of 'Europeanness' in modern and contemporary sport.

The Oxford Handbook of Sports History

Author: Robert Edelman,Wayne Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199858918

Category: History

Page: 568

View: 6348

Orwell was wrong. Sports are not "war without the shooting," nor are they "war by other means." To be sure sports have generated animosity throughout human history, but they also require rules to which the participants agree to abide before the contest. Among other things, those rules are supposed to limit violence, even death. More than anything else, sports have been a significant part of a historical "civilizing process." They are the opposite of war. As the historical profession has taken its cultural turn over the last few decades, scholars have turned their attention to subject once seen as marginal. As researchers have come to understand the centrality of the human body in human history, they have come to study this most corporeal of human activities. Taking early cues from physical educators and kinesiologists, historians have been exploring sports in all their forms in order to help us answer the most fundamental questions to which scholars have devoted their lives. We have now seen a veritable explosion excellent work on this subject, just as sports have assumed an even greater share of a globalizing world's cultural, political and economic space. Practiced by millions and watched by billions, sports provide an enormous share of content on the Internet. This volume combines the efforts of sports historians with essays by historians whose careers have been devoted to more traditional topics. We want to show how sports have evolved from ancient societies to the world we inhabit today. Our goal is to introduce those from outside this sub-field to this burgeoning body of scholarship. At the same time, we hope here to show those who may want to study sport with rigor and nuance how to embark on a rewarding journey and tackle profound matters that have affected and will affect all of humankind.

Youth Sport, Migration and Culture

Two Football Teams and the Changing Face of Ireland

Author: Max Mauro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351205218

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

View: 4652

How do migrant youth negotiate their role in society through sport and leisure practices? How can political theory and qualitative critical research work together to make sense of these processes? These are among the questions that led to a long-term investigation of young males’ sport practices in Ireland, possibly the most fertile contemporary setting for the analysis of questions of sport and identity. Youth Sport, Migration and Culture emphasises the epistemological and ethical urgency of doing research with rather than on young people. Engaging with the social changes in Irish society through the eyes of children of immigrants growing up in Ireland, the book looks closely at young people’s leisure practices in multi-ethnic contexts, and at issues of inclusion in relation to public discourses around ‘national identity’ and immigration. Offering compelling analysis of how ideas of race and racism are elaborated through sport, this book is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology of sport, sport development or youth culture.

Routledge Handbook of Football Studies

Author: John Hughson,Kevin Moore,Ramón Spaaij,Joseph Maguire

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113507481X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 528

View: 4198

Football is unquestionably the world’s most popular and influential sport. There is no corner of the globe in which the game is not played or followed. More countries are affiliated to FIFA, football’s governing body, than to the United Nations. The sport has therefore become an important component of our social, cultural, political and economic life. The Routledge Handbook of Football Studies is a landmark work of reference, going further than any other book in considering the historical and contemporary significance of football around the world. Written by a team of leading sport scholars, the book covers a broad range of disciplines from history, sociology, politics and business, to philosophy, law and media studies. The central section of the book examines key themes and issues in football studies, such as the World Cup and international competition, governance and ownership, fandom and celebrity. The concluding section offers in-depth surveys of the culture and organisation of football in each of the regional confederations, from UEFA to CONCACAF. This book will be fascinating reading for any serious football fan and an essential resource for advanced students or scholars undertaking research in football or sport studies, and any practitioner or policy-maker working in football.

Großer Sport, große Show, große Wirkung?

Empirische Studien zu Olympischen Spielen und Fußballgroßereignissen

Author: Holger Schramm,Christiana Schallhorn,Holger Ihle,Jörg-Uwe Nieland

Publisher: Herbert von Halem Verlag

ISBN: 3744519279

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

View: 6955

Sportgroßereignisse wie Olympische Spiele oder Fußballweltmeisterschaften sind die weltweiten Mega-Events, die nicht nur großen Sport, sondern auch große Show versprechen. Sie werden im großen Stile inszeniert, kommentiert, vermarktet und verhandelt. Aufgrund ihrer hohen Attraktivität in der Breite der Gesellschaft haben solche Mega-Events zudem ein enormes Wirkpotenzial – auch abseits des Sports. Kulturelle, gesellschaftliche, politische wie wirtschaftliche Systeme sind mittelbar oder unmittelbar von diesen Mega-Events betroffen und nutzen die Sportgroßereignisse nicht selten für eigene Zwecke. Der vorliegende Band setzt sich anhand von ausgewählten Analysen mit diesen Themen auseinander und ist nicht nur für Wissenschaftler, sondern auch für Journalisten und Sportverbände von Interesse.

Sport and Film

Author: Seán Crosson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113516746X

Category: ART

Page: 216

View: 1284

The sports film has become one of commercial cinema's most recognizable genres. From classic boxing films such as Raging Bull (1980) to soccer-themed box-office successes like Bend it Like Beckham (2002), the sports film stands at the interface of two of our most important cultural forms. This book examines the social, historical and ideological significance of representations of sport in film internationally, an essential guide for all students and enthusiasts of sport, film, media and culture. Sport and Film traces the history of the sports film, from the beginnings of cinema in the 1890s, its consolidation as a distinct fiction genre in the mid 1920s in Hollywood films such as Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman (1925), to its contemporary manifestation in Oscar-winning films such as Million Dollar Baby (2004) and The Fighter (2010). Drawing on an extensive range of films as source material, the book explores key issues in the study of sport, film and wider society, including race, social class, gender and the legacy of 9/11. It also offers an invaluable guide to 'reading' a film, to help students fully engage with their source material. Comprehensive, authoritative and accessible, this book is an important addition to the literature in both film and media studies, sport studies and cultural studies more generally.

Europe in Its Own Eyes, Europe in the Eyes of the Other

Author: David B. MacDonald,Mary-Michelle DeCoste

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554588677

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 7468

What is Europe? Who is European? What do Europe and European identity mean in the twenty-first century? This collection of sixteen essays seeks to answer these questions by focusing on Europe as it is seen through its own eyes and through the eyes of others across a variety of cultural texts, including sport, film, literature, dance, cartography, and fashion. These texts, as interpreted here by emerging researchers as well as well-established scholars, enable us to engage with European identities in the plural and to understand what these identities mean in larger cultural and political contexts. The interdisciplinary focus of this volume permits an exploration of European identity that reaches beyond the area of European studies to incorporate understandings of identity from the viewpoints of both insider and other. Contributors explore diverse understandings of what it means to be “other” to a country, a culture, a society, or a subgroup. This book offers a fresh perspective on the evolving concept of identity—in the context of Europe’s past, present, and future—and expands on the existing literature by considering the political tensions and social implications of the development of European identity, as well as its literary, artistic, and cultural manifestations.

Die Nacht

Erinnerung und Zeugnis

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451060144


Page: 157

View: 1919


Regieren in entgrenzten Räumen

Author: Beate Kohler-Koch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663013375

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

View: 5088

Globalisierung ist in aller Munde. Die Probleme sind über die Grenzen von Staaten hinausgewachsen. Unternehmen und auch gesellschaftliche Interessengruppen sind zu machtvollen internationalen Akteuren geworden. Phänomene der Entgrenzung sind allgegenwärtig. Diese Beobachtungen regen zum Nachdenken darüber an, welche Funktionen Grenzen für die politische Regulierung von Gesellschaften erfüllen, ob politische Problemlösung noch effizient betrieben werden kann, wie es mit der Zukunft der Demokratie, d. h. einer dem Bürger gegenüber verantwortlichen Politik steht. Die Antworten in diesem Band sind verhalten optimistisch. Auch nach der Funktionsveränderung von staatlichen Grenzen ermöglichen innovative Formen der Kooperation sowohl auf internationaler Ebene wie auch in der EU weiterhin effizientes Regieren. Es wird allerdings kontrovers diskutiert, ob sich dadurch dauerhaft strukturelle Probleme für die Demokratie ergeben, oder ob neue Formen des demokratischen Regierens denkbar und realisierbar sind.

Die Erfindung der Nation

zur Karriere eines folgenreichen Konzepts

Author: Benedict R. O'G. Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783593377292


Page: 306

View: 3239

Nach Benedict Anderson gibt es keine Nationen, die "Nation" ist eine Erfindung, ein Modell, das nur in bestimmten historischen Konstellationen möglich war. Er löste damit Debatten aus, die bis heute nicht abgeschlossen sind. Beim ersten Erscheinen der deutschen Ausgabe 1988 wurde Anderson vorgeworfen, dass seine Perspektive außereuropäisch und kulturanthropologisch sei. Heute macht gerade das den Reiz des Buches aus.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 9995

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

Hidden in Plain Sight

Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture

Author: Cora J. Voyageur,David Newhouse,Dan Beavon

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442690909

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

View: 6186

The history of Aboriginal people in Canada taught in schools and depicted in the media tends to focus on Aboriginal displacement from native lands and the consequent social and cultural disruptions they have endured. Collectively, they are portrayed as passive victims of European colonization and government policy, and, even when well intentioned, these depictions are demeaning and do little to truly represent the role Aboriginal peoples have played in Canadian life. Hidden in Plain Sight adds another dimension to the story, showing the extraordinary contributions Aboriginal peoples have made - and continue to make - to the Canadian experience. From treaties to contemporary arts and literatures, Aboriginal peoples have helped to define Canada and have worked to secure a place of their own making in Canadian culture. For this volume, editors David R. Newhouse, Cora J. Voyageur, and Daniel J.K. Beavon have brought together leading scholars and other impassioned voices, and together, they give full treatment to the Aboriginal contribution to Canada's intellectual, political, economic, social, historic, and cultural landscapes. Included are profiles of several leading figures such as actor Chief Dan George, artist Norval Morrisseau, author Tomson Highway, activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, and politician Phil Fontaine, among others. Canada simply would not be what it is today without these contributions. The first of two volumes, Hidden in Plain Sight is key to understanding and appreciating Canadian society and will be essential reading for generations to come.



Author: David Peace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3954380250

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 637

Großbritannien, 1984. George Orwells düstere Vision ist Wirklichkeit geworden. Die Bergarbeiter sind in Streik getreten und kämpfen um ihre Arbeitsplätze, um ihre Zukunft. Doch die Premierministerin und ihre Handlanger sind gnadenlose Gegner. Sie hetzen die Presse auf, lassen Gewerkschaften bespitzeln, säen Gewalt. Inmitten dieser Eskalation, die das Land an den Rand eines Bürgerkrieges treibt, beginnt ein Spiel um Leben und Tod. Terry Winters, der als Gewerkschaftsführer schon bald mit dem Rücken zur Wand steht, hat in Stephen Sweet, dem zwielichtigen Strippenzieher der Regierung, einen gefährlichen Kontrahenten. Der Geheimdienst schickt David Johnson los, der die Jobs erledigt, die anderen zu schmutzig sind. Aber dann läuft ein Auftrag schief, und es gibt die ersten Toten. Spuren und Zeugen müssen beseitigt werden, wobei Johnson schließlich selbst ins Visier rückt. Als seine Frau entführt wird, gerät er außer Kontrolle ... Unnachgiebig zerrt David Peace die Leichen aus dem Keller der englischen Zeitgeschichte. "GB84" ist ein finsteres, atemloses Epos über den Verrat moralischer Werte und die Verzweiflung von Menschen, die alles verlieren können - und deshalb zu allem bereit sind.

Die Europäisierung Nationaler Gesellschaften

Author: Maurizio Bach

Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

ISBN: 9783531135915

Category: Social Science

Page: 515

View: 8807

Die europäische Integration bleibt nicht auf die politisch-administrativen Handlungsräume und Funktionseliten der Europäischen Union begrenzt. Vielmehr werden zunehmend auch gesellschaftliche Strukturen der Mitgliedstaaten von der Europäisierungsdynamik erfasst. Welchen Beitrag kann die Soziologie zur Erforschung der europäischen Integration leisten? Mit welchen soziologischen Problemstellungen lässt sich die Dynamik der Europäisierung der nationalen Gesellschaften unter dem Gesichtspunkt des umfassenden sozialen und kulturellen Wandels in Europa erhellen? Mit welchen theoretischen und konzeptionellen Herausforderungen sieht sich das herkömmliche Gesellschafts- und Institutionenverständnis der Soziologie in Anbetracht der Entgrenzung und tendenziellen Aufhebung des geschlossenen Nationalstaates konfrontiert? Zentrale Themenbereiche dieses 40. Sonderhefts der KZfSS sind: Institutionenbildung und Institutionenkonflikte in der EU; Marktbildung, Konvergenz und Sozialintegration; nationaler und europäischer Bürgerstatus; die Entstehung politischer Öffentlichkeiten; Migration in Europa sowie gesellschaftstheoretische Perspektiven der europäischen Integration im sozialen Wandel. Der Band möchte dazu beitragen, die gegenwärtige Europafrage in ihrem ganzen Facettenreichtum stärker als bisher auch soziologisch zu diskutieren. Die Öffnung neuer Forschungshorizonte, nicht die Bilanzierung einer bereits bestehenden Forschungsrichtung ist das Hauptanliegen dieses Sammelbandes.