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Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics

Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics

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1. Sport, Physical Culture, Revolution and the Beijing Olympic Games: An Introduction. 2. Sport, Physical Culture and Western Faith Invaders 3. Sport, Physical Culture, Nationalism and the Chinese Republic 4. Socialism, Health, Soviet Sport and the Cultural Revolution 5. Reform, Opening Up and Making Sense of Modern Sport in China 6. Capitalist Sport, The Beijing Olympics and Human Rights ? 7. Sport, Social Change and the Public Intellectual
The 2008 Olympic Games will be held in Beijing, but many human rights activists support a boycott. They liken the circumstances to previous governments that used the games to glorify their regimes--most notoriously the Nazis in 1936. What has led to this perception and is it fair? "Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics" is a cultural history of sport in China that challenges many such ingrained Western assumptions. The authors unpick the relationship of sport to imperialism and revolution and examine its significance in both China and Taiwan at governmental and everyday levels. In the process they successfully debunk harmful myths, such as the prevalence of drugs in Chinese sport among women athletes, and present a balanced view that is a much-needed corrective to popular understanding.

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Autor: Grant Jarvie
ISBN-13: 9781845201005
ISBN: 1845201000
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 165
Gewicht: 404 g
Format: 238x164x15 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Grant Jarvie, Dong-Jhy Hwang, Mel Brennan
Professor Grant Jarvie is Deputy Principal and Chair of Sports Studies at the University of Stirling. He is past President of the British Society of Sports History and Honorary Professor with the Academy of Physical Education and Sport, Warsaw. Dr. Dong-Jhy Hwang is Associate Professor with The National College of Physical Education and Sports in Taiwan. Mel Brennan is a lecturer, Towson University (USA). Mel is the former Head of Special Projects for CONCACAF, a confederation of FIFA.

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Autor: Grant Jarvie
ISBN-13:: 9781845201005
ISBN: 1845201000
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.06.2008
Verlag: BERG PUBL INC
Gewicht: 404g
Seiten: 165
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage English
Sonstiges: Buch, 238x164x15 mm