France and the 1998 World Cup

Author: Hugh Dauncey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135228620
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The contributions here cover the major socio-economic, political, cultural and sporting dimensions of the 1998 World Cup. It is set within the sporting context of the history and organization of French football and the French tradition of using major sporting events to focus world attention.

National Identity and Global Sports Events

Author: Alan Tomlinson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791466167
Release Date: 2006-06-01
Genre: Social Science

Explains why cities dig deep in their pockets to host the Olympics and countries breed teams for success on the world soccer stage.

The Tour De France 1903 2003

Author: Hugh Dauncey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135762384
Release Date: 2004-08-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book analyses the Tour de France over its long history both as France's most prestigious and famous sporting event and as a European and, increasingly, a world cycling competition. This study provides interdisciplinary and varied perspectives on the sporting, cultural, social, economic and political significance of the Tour within and outside France, giving a comprehensive and authoritative investigation of up-to-the minute thinking on what the Tour means, now and in the past, to competitors, to France, to the French public, to the cultural history of sport, and the sport of cycling itself.

The Tour de France 1903 2002

Author: Hugh Dauncy
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0714653624
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book analyses the Tour de France over its long history both as France's most prestigious and famous sporting event and as a European and, increasingly, a world cycling competition. This study provides interdisciplinary and varied perspectives on the sporting, cultural, social, economic and political significance of the Tour within and outside France, giving a comprehensive and authoritative investigation of up-to-the minute thinking on what the Tour means, now and in the past, to competitors, to France, to the French public, to the cultural history of sport, and the sport of cycling itself.

The Future of Football

Author: Jon Garland
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135306182
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

World football has undergone unprecedented change over the past decade. On the field, the richest European clubs have retained their pre-eminence, but with multinational playing squads backed up by global marketing industries. Club ownership rests increasingly with impersonal shareholders, rather than local business figures. Domestic and international football competitions are being transformed by the financial power of the mass media. The world's top players are paid far more than their peers from previous eras. This volume covers a wide range of topical issues which football players, fans and administrators will have to confront in the years to come.

France and the 1998 World Cup

Author: Hugh Dauncey
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0714648876
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Health & Fitness

The 1998 soccer World Cup was perhaps the greatest international event in recent French history. This collection examines the effects on the host nation of the major economic, political, cultural and sporting dimensions of this global sports event. It discusses issues such as the impact on traditional French approaches to sport of the commercialisation of football, the improvement of sporting infrastructures, the marketing of the competition, the role of commercial sponsors, media coverage of the matches, policing and security during the month-long competition, and the French nation's identification with the multiracial national team.

Cricket in Colonial India 1780 1947

Author: Boria Majumdar
Publisher:
ISBN: 0415400147
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This is an exacting social history of Indian cricket between 1780 and 1947. It considers cricket as a derivative sport, creatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs, fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. Majumdar argues that cricket was a means to cross class barriers and had a healthy following even outside the aristocracy and upper middle classes well over a century ago. Indeed, in some ways, the democratization of the sport anticipated the democratization of the Indian polity itself. Boria Majumdar reveals the appropriation, assimilation and subversion of cricketing ideals in colonial and post-colonial India for nationalist ends. He exposes a sport rooted in the contingencies of the colonial and post-colonial context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century India. Cricket, to put it simply, is much more than a 'game' for Indians. This study describes how the genealogy of their intense engagement with cricket stretches back over a century. It is concerned not only with the game but also with the end of cricket as a mere sport, with Indian cricket's commercial revolution in the 1930s, with ideals and idealism and their relative unimportance, with the decline of morality for reasons of realpolitik, and with the denunciation, once and for all, of the view that sport and politics do not mix. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport

Books in Print

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ISBN: UOM:39015045491084
Release Date: 2001
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Managing the Football World Cup

Author: S. Frawley
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137373687
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Managing the Football World Cup explores areas often overlooked by project management and business studies researchers. Therefore considering the global impact of the Football World Cup it is time for a detailed examination of the planning, organization, management, implementation and related commercial features of this mega-sport event.

Football Goes East

Author: Wolfram Manzenreiter
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415318971
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Global popular culture and big business have revolutionised the East in a generation. Football, Sport of the masses and now commercial super power, has travelled with this tide of change in the East in its own right. The development of football as a major participatory sport in Japan, Korea and China makes it an ideal case study for analysis of the complex relationship between sport, culture, society and economy in the East. Football is also a useful entry point for examination of the phenomena of increasing globalisation, and this theme is widely discussed. This broad ranging collection of essays includes: - Social change and national identity - Women's football and gender traditions - Finance and investment in football - The development of professional football - Football and the media - Football Fans, 'hooligans' and soccer supporter culture

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105111050469
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: American literature


Participation in Sport

Author: Matthew Nicholson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135265748
Release Date: 2010-09-10
Genre: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Although there is growing interest from governments in participation levels in sport, the extent to which governments actively promote ‘sport for all’ and their motives for doing so vary greatly. This is the first book to examine the sport participation policies of national governments across the world and to offer a comparative analysis of the motives for, and successes and failures of those policies. Organized around a series of sixteen national case studies, including the UK, the US, Australia, China and India, the book enables students and practitioners to compare and contrast the development, implementation and impact of sport participation policies throughout the world. An introductory chapter provides a framework for understanding and interpreting those case studies and each chapter then addresses the following key themes: national structures for sport national sporting cultures participation levels in organized sport the nature and extent of government intervention implementation of governmental policy the impact of government policy. With contributions from many of the world’s leading experts on sport policy and sport development, this book is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the role of governments in relation to supporting and regulating their citizens’ involvement in sport.

The Making of Les Bleus

Author: Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739175095
Release Date: 2012-12-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Making of Les Bleus traces the Fifth Republic’s quest to create elite athletes, a compelling tale that serves as a prism through which to investigate the larger history of France, the evolution of society, the impacts of the media revolution, and the government’s mission of public health. It provides perspective on how France coped with and adapted to the post-1945 world and underscores just how much things have changed—yet still remained the same.