The Sacred Origin and Nature of Sports and Culture

Author: Ghazi bin Muhammad
Publisher:
ISBN: 1887752137
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Religion

This unique study defines two aspects of modern society—sports and culture—from a traditional perspective, carefully examining their sacred origin and their relevance throughout history in philosophical and religious thought.

International Sport

Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714652603
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Reference

There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the fact that during the late 1980s and 90s, many clubs, leagues and governing bodies of sport have celebrated their centenaries and produced histories to mark this occasion and commemorate their achievements. It is also the result of the growing popularity and realisation of the importance of sport history research within academe. This international bibliography of books, articles, conference proceedings and essays in the English language is a one-stop for the sports historian to know what is new.

Violence in Southern Sport and Culture

Author: Eric Bain-Selbo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319500591
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: Social Science

This book discusses violence and its connection with religion, sport and popular culture. It highlights the religious dimensions of violence and the role of violence in the religion and culture of the American South. Extending into popular culture, it then makes the case that sport—particularly American football—is a cultural phenomenon in the South with close ties with religion and violence, and that American football has come to play a central role in the civil religion of the South, fueled in part by its violent nature. The book concludes by drawing important lessons from this case study—lessons that help us to see both religion and sport in a new light.

Twenty First Century Perspectives on Indigenous Studies

Author: Birgit Däwes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317507338
Release Date: 2015-04-24
Genre: Social Science

In recent years, the interdisciplinary fields of Native North American and Indigenous Studies have reflected, at times even foreshadowed and initiated, many of the influential theoretical discussions in the humanities after the "transnational turn." Global trends of identity politics, performativity, cultural performance and ethics, comparative and revisionist historiography, ecological responsibility and education, as well as issues of social justice have shaped and been shaped by discussions in Native American and Indigenous Studies. This volume brings together distinguished perspectives on these topics by the Native scholars and writers Gerald Vizenor (Anishinaabe), Diane Glancy (Cherokee), and Tomson Highway (Cree), as well as non-Native authorities, such as Chadwick Allen, Hartmut Lutz, and Helmbrecht Breinig. Contributions look at various moments in the cultural history of Native North America—from earthmounds via the Catholic appropriation of a Mohawk saint to the debates about Makah whaling rights—as well as at a diverse spectrum of literary, performative, and visual works of art by John Ross, John Ridge, Elias Boudinot, Emily Pauline Johnson, Leslie Marmon Silko, Emma Lee Warrior, Louise Erdrich, N. Scott Momaday, Stephen Graham Jones, and Gerald Vizenor, among others. In doing so, the selected contributions identify new and recurrent methodological challenges, outline future paths for scholarly inquiry, and explore the intersections between Indigenous Studies and contemporary Literary and Cultural Studies at large.

Spectacles of Death in Ancient Rome

Author: Donald G. Kyle
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415248426
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

Rome killed many thousands of people & animals in elaborate public spectacles. This provocative book asks not only who the victims were, and why they were killed in such a brutal fashion, but what happened to their bodies.

Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World

Author: Donald G. Kyle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118613801
Release Date: 2014-11-05
Genre: History

The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. • Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks • Explores the cultural exchange of Greek sport and Roman spectacle and how each culture responded to the other’s entertainment • Features a new chapter on sport and spectacle during the Late Roman Empire, including Christian opposition to pagan games and the Roman response • Covers topics including violence, professionalism in sport, class, gender and eroticism, and the relationship of spectacle to political structures

With God on their Side

Author: Timothy Chandler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134511662
Release Date: 2005-07-12
Genre: Religion

'Sport' and 'religion' are cultural institutions with a global reach. Each is characterised by ritualised performance and by the ecstatic devotion of its followers, whether in the sports arena or the cathedral of worship. This fascinating collection is the first to examine, in detail, the relationship between these two cultural institutions from an international, religiously pluralistic perspective. It illuminates the role of sport and religion in the social formation of collective groups, and explores how sport might operate in the service of a religious community. The book offers a series of cutting-edge contemporary historical case-studies, wide-ranging in their social and religious contexts. It presents important new work on the following fascinating topics: * sport and Catholicism in Northern Ireland * Shinto and sumo in Japan * women, sport and the American Jewish identity * religion, race and rugby in South Africa * sport and Islam in France and North Africa * sport and Christian fundamentalism in the US * Muhammad Ali and the Nation of Islam. With God on their Side is vital reading for all students of the history, sociology and culture of sport. It also presents important new research material that will be of interest to religious studies students, historians and anthropologists.

The Book of Language

Author: Kabir Edmund Helminski
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123255098
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The spiritual vocabulary of the Islamic tradition offers profound and enlightening concepts that do not easily lend themselves to English translation. Serving as both a translation guide and a glossary, this book clarifies 150 key spiritual, philosophical, and metaphysical Quranic terms in English, from ahl, Allah, and amanah to will, worship, and witnessing. Essays are included on topics such as existence, spiritual cognition, and levels of knowing.

Different perspectives

Author: Southern African Development Community
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112860833
Release Date: 2000*
Genre: Art