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Globalizing Sport National Rivalry and International Community in the 1930s
ISBN: PB: 9780674725706, Harvard University Press, September 2013
288 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 halftones
In this impressive book, Barbara J. Keys offers the first major study of the political and cultural ramifications of international sports competitions in the decades before World War II. She examines the transformation of events like the Olympic Game...
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£22,00
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Summits of Modern Man Mountaineering After the Enlightenment
ISBN: HB: 9780674047990, Harvard University Press, May 2013
392 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 2 maps, 24 halftones
The history of mountaineering has long served as a metaphor for civilization triumphant. Once upon a time, the Alps were an inaccessible habitat of specters and dragons, until heroic men – pioneers of enlightenment – scaled their summits, classified...
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£25,00
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Level Playing Field African American Athletes and the Republic of Sports
ISBN: HB: 9780674050983, Harvard University Press, April 2011
288 pp., 18.3x11.2 cm
As Americans, we believe there ought to be a level playing field for everyone. Even if we don't expect to finish first, we do expect a fair start. Only in sports have African Americans actually found that elusive level ground. But at the same time, b...
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£22,00
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Seeing Stars Sports Celebrity, Identity, and Body Culture in Modern Japan
ISBN: HB: 9780674056107, Harvard University Press, February 2011
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 37 halftones
In "Seeing Stars", Dennis J. Frost traces the emergence and evolution of sports celebrity in Japan from the seventeenth through the twenty-first centuries. Frost explores how various constituencies have repeatedly molded and deployed representations...
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£28,00
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Pilgrims of the Vertical Yosemite Rock Climbers and Nature at Risk
ISBN: HB: 9780674052871, Harvard University Press, October 2010
384 pp., 23.8x16.7 cm, 3 maps, 36 halftones
Few things suggest rugged individualism as powerfully as the solitary mountaineer testing his or her mettle in the rough country. Yet the long history of wilderness sport complicates this image. In this surprising story of the premier rock-climbing v...
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£21,00
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Playing with God Religion and Modern Sport
ISBN: HB: 9780674024212, Harvard University Press, April 2007
336 pp., 23.7x16.6 cm, 20 halftones
The spectacle of modern sport displays all the latest commercial and technological innovations, yet age-old religious concerns still thrive at the stadium. Coaches lead pre-game and post-game prayers, athletes give God the credit for home runs and to...
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£21,00
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In Praise of Athletic Beauty
ISBN: HB: 9780674021723, Harvard University Press, April 2006
272 pp., 18.3x11.9 cm
By the hundreds of millions we show up, stand in line, turn on, and tune in to watch, mesmerized, as athletes perform. And yet this experience, so widely craved and intensely felt, we commonly dismiss as "only a game". A book that looks beyond the us...
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£20,00
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