The Ideals of Global Sport

The essays, written by scholars from many regions and disciplines and drawn from an exceptionally diverse array of sources, show that these bold claims were sometimes cleverly leveraged by activist groups to pressure sports bodies into ...

Author: Barbara J. Keys

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812251504

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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"Sport has the power to change the world," South African president Nelson Mandela told the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo in 2000. Today, we are inundated with similar claims—from politicians, diplomats, intellectuals, journalists, athletes, and fans—about the many ways that international sports competitions make the world a better place. Promoters of the Olympic Games and similar global sports events have spent more than a century telling us that these festivals offer a multitude of "goods": that they foster friendship and mutual understanding among peoples and nations, promote peace, combat racism, and spread democracy. In recent years boosters have suggested that sports mega-events can advance environmental protection in a world threatened by climate change, stimulate economic growth and reduce poverty in developing nations, and promote human rights in repressive countries. If the claims are to be believed, sport is the most powerful and effective form of idealistic internationalism on the planet. The Ideals of Global Sport investigates these grandiose claims, peeling away the hype to reveal the reality: that shockingly little evidence underpins these endlessly repeated assertions. The essays, written by scholars from many regions and disciplines and drawn from an exceptionally diverse array of sources, show that these bold claims were sometimes cleverly leveraged by activist groups to pressure sports bodies into supporting moral causes. But the essays methodically debunk sports organizations' inflated proclamations about the record of their contributions to peace, mutual understanding, antiracism, and democracy. Exposing enduring shortcomings in the newer realm of human rights protection, from the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games to Brazil's 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics, The Ideals of Global Sport suggests that sport's idealistic pretensions can have distinctly non-idealistic side effects, distracting from the staggering financial costs of hosting the events, serving corporate interests, and aiding the spread of neoliberal globalization. Contributors: Jules Boykoff, Susan Brownell, Roland Burke, Simon Creak, Dmitry Dubrovsky, Joon Seok Hong, Barbara J. Keys, Renate Nagamine, João Roriz, Robert Skinner.

The Politics of the Male Body in Global Sport

The Danish Involvement Hans Bonde. one's body to the ideal of the master
himself. Typical of the sports movement of the times, Muller was inspired by
antiquity. Even his image ofmale beauty was neoclassical in inspiration and
consequently ...

Author: Hans Bonde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317966015

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Danish sport has been associated with Europe and the World; not least through I.P. Muller and Niels Bukh and the Danish Gymnastics revolution with its emphasis on male aesthetics and hygiene in the first half of the twentieth century. At the same time, Denmark has stood apart from Europe in the early moments of its history of sport with the rural revolution of the farming communities as a statement of political independence and assertion. However, during the German occupation of Denmark, Danish sport was part of a European collaboration which characterized a number of the occupied countries not least in the Nordic area. After the Second World War, Denmark embraced international body cultures with other European nations in particular Eastern martial arts. Denmark too, as part of trends in the European region and the world, became caught up in sport as a powerful contemporary political statement. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Disability in the Global Sport Arena

21 The Deaflympics are typically organized by a national deaf sports federation,
through an organizing committee, that also seeks financial support, to ensure the
Deaflympics are held at an elite level. Sometimes, governments partner with the ...

Author: Jill M. Le Clair

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135694249

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

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Sport is often at the centre of battles for rights to inclusion linked to class, race and gender, and this book explores struggles centred on disability in different cultural settings in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania. It challenges oversights and assumptions about the ‘normal’ body, and describes how individual and organizational transformations can occur through sport. The abilities of a person are recognised and placed centre stage - instead of the individual being forgotten, excluded, or placed at the margins simply because they have a disability. National, regional and global change is part of the shift to the rights based approach reflected in the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Making sport inclusive affects the accessibility of facilities, funding, the media, policies, programs, organisations, sponsors and spectators, and at the same time changes the cultural values of the wider society. It also raises issues about competition access and eligibility for ‘different’ and technologically enhanced ‘cyborg’ bodies, and for those most socially disadvantaged. Addressing these questions which ultimately touch on the real meaning of sport can lead to profound changes in people’s attitudes, and how sport is organized locally and globally. Growth in the influential global organisations of the Paralympic Games, Special Olympics and Deaflympics is examined, as is the approach to disability in sport in both advantaged and resource poor countries. The embodied lives of persons with disabilities are explored utilizing new theoretical models, perspectives and approaches. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Modern Sport The Global Obsession

This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Author: Boria Majumdar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317997956

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 281

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Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game- it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession, sport has infiltrated into all areas of modern life and despite noble ideals that sport stands above politics, religion, class, gender and ideology, the reality is often very different. These essays by leading academics and rising new talent consider the phenomenon of modern sport and its massive influence over global society. Together, this collection is also a tribute to the pioneering and inspirational work of Professor J.A. Mangan on the political, religious, class and gender-based aspects of modern sport, from academics greatly influenced by him and his writing. This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

Sport Governance in the Global Community

From what is presented in this text and from what you know from other sources ,
create the ideal credentials for the next IOC president . 2 . If you were the IF
executive director of your favorite sport , how would you organize your
administrative ...

Author: James E. Thoma

Publisher: Sport Management Library

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 236

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Global. International. Multinational. These are the words that describe and move business today. Sport is no exception. This text describes the international governance structures that shape sport throughout the world and explains the organisation and development internationally of both professional and amateur sport. International trends in sport and the organisation of international sporting events are among the topics addressed.

Journal of the Philosophy of Sport

... and our commitment to the development of global forms of cultural expression
such as sport and to international understanding through ideologies such as
Olympism is one way that we as individuals can express our commitments ,
ideals ...

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Sport Migration and Gender in the Neoliberal Age

Athletes’ migrations provide a novel angle on the global workings of neoliberalism. This book will be of key interest to scholars in Gender Studies, Anthropology, Sport Studies, and Migration Studies.

Author: Niko Besnier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429751508

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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This ethnographic collection explores how neoliberalism has permeated the bodies, subjectivities, and gender of youth around the world as global sport industries have expanded their reach into marginal areas, luring young athletes with the dream of pursuing athletic careers in professional leagues of the Global North. Neoliberalism has reconfigured sport since the 1980s, as sport clubs and federations have become for-profit businesses, in conjunction with television and corporate sponsors. Neoliberal sport has had other important effects, which are rarely the object of attention: as the national economies of the Global South and local economies of marginal areas of the Global North have collapsed under pressure from global capital, many young people dream of pursuing a sport career as an escape from poverty. But this elusive future is often located elsewhere, initially in regional centres, though ultimately in the wealthy centres of the Global North that can support a sport infrastructure. The pursuit of this future has transformed kinship relations, gender relations, and the subjectivities of people. This collection of rich ethnographies from diverse regions of the world, from Ghana to Finland and from China to Fiji, pulls the reader into the lives of men and women in the global sport industries, including aspiring athletes, their families, and the agents, coaches, and academy directors shaping athletes’ dreams. It demonstrates that the ideals of neoliberalism spread in surprising ways, intermingling with categories like gender, religion, indigeneity, and kinship. Athletes’ migrations provide a novel angle on the global workings of neoliberalism. This book will be of key interest to scholars in Gender Studies, Anthropology, Sport Studies, and Migration Studies.

Sport and Nationalism in Ireland

Are the newly founded UK Sports Academy or the older Australian Institute of
Sport concerned with the health of the ... For governments that seek to underpin
the ideal of the nation and its standing within the world by counting gold medals
or trophies , the function of sport changes ... of the global sports events in forming
such links , any coverage must be attentive of the huge variety of other arenas in
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Author: Mike Cronin

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781851824564

Category: History

Page: 214

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This book examines the development of a nationalist agenda within Irish sport and searches for a definition of nationalism in this context. The question of what Irish nationalism is, and what forces shape it, has stretched the minds of generations of Irish historians and political scientists. For some the answer has been found within the realms of political history, while others have examined how the cultural impact of Irish literature and drama has shaped nationalism. These genres relied on elites, be they political or literary, within Irish society to understand the evolution of nationalist thinking and the operation of nationalism as an ideal. Sport offers a new way of looking at nationalism as it offers mass-consumed low culture as a vehicle. Since the foundation of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in 1884 through to the current popularity of soccer, sporting events have been played by tens of thousand and watched by hundreds of thousands of Irish people both at home and as part of the diaspora. This means that sport has a greater resonance and meaning for the experience of the multitude of the Irish in stark contrast to the operation of Dublin-centred politics and literature. This book defines sporting nationalism through the experience of Gaelic games and soccer as examples of mass spectator sport. The choice of a mass spectator sport which a nation chooses to support will demonstrate the perceived place of that nation within the world and the trends prevalent within its society, thereby intrinsically defining the state of its nationalism.

Global Sport Sponsorship

The process followed by sponsors seeking a partner , therefore , is a search for
the ideal alliance partner , with an emphasis on trust - based relationships and
collaboration . In the global setting , partners seeking an alliance through ...

Author: John M. Amis

Publisher: Berg Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

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Review: "Estimated to have an annual worth of more than US$25 billion, the global sport sponsorship industry has become of vital importance to anybody interested in understanding the sport-commerce nexus. Global Sport Sponsorship is the first text to provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary analysis of this industry. Leading scholars from marketing, management, sociology, cultural studies, tourism, and gender studies address issues central to current debates in each of these disciplines." "Global Sport Sponsorship is essential reading for anyone involved in the practice or academic study of one of the world's largest industries."--BOOK JACKET

International Review for the Sociology of Sport

Applied to sports , consumer capitalism and ideals of cosmopolitan
sportsmanship across national , ethnic and racial boundaries point to
homogenization processes within a global sports community . Simultaneously ,
nations fight nations in ...

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Category: Sports

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Sport for All as a Form of Education

The importance of the sports club to the city or the community has been widely
recognised and yet it in the increasingly commercial global sport marketplace
there remains the danger of certain sports clubs becoming increasingly divorced
from ...

Author: Henning Eichberg

Publisher:

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Category: Physical education and training

Page: 275

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Marketing

Assistant Director - Communications A rare opportunity to use your skills as a
communicator in a global sports business context . The R & A , golf ' s world
governing body and organiser of The Open Championship , is looking for a ...

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Diversity and Social Justice in College Sports

At the global level, issues and definitions of race and racism take on new
meaning. Today, we do not fully comprehend the extent to which race has made
an imprint on global sport. With some degree of certainty, social scientists found
the ...

Author: Dana D. Brooks

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 431

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Each of the well-researched chapters in this comprehensive volume makes a singular contribution to understanding the complexities of diversity and social justice in college sports. Chapters are grouped into sections that address major components: Historical Analysis; Social Justice and Cultural Concerns; African American Coaching and Other Leadership Opportunities; Media, Media Images, and Stereotyping; Intersection of Race, Sport, and Law; Sport Administration/Management: Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender; Looking Toward the Future. This volume makes a valuable contribution to the literature on American sports.

Issues and Values in Sport and Leisure Cultures

In its place , has a global sports culture , with no ' cult of the amateur ' (
Prolympism ) , emerged ? This theme is taken up later in the text . Policy : the
idea of ' Sport for All ' Moreover , the idealism implicit ( when not explicit ) in the
claims made ...

Author: Marc Keech

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 285

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This collection of essays explores a number of issues, primarily concerned with value, which might arise from the study and practice of sport. Examples from the Olympic movement are used throughout.

Images of the Ideal

34 Society magazines showed the global elite cavorting on the tennis courts of
Mediterranean holiday locales , and the sports pages referred to international
tennis tournaments as " high points of metropolitan elegance . " 35 Two novels ,
Das ...

Author: Erik Norman Jensen

Publisher:

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Category: Body image

Page: 538

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West Africa

Jacobs grabs world boxing silver A meeting of African sports ministers in
Yaounde has been told of a catalogue of financial Light ... have conspired to
deny Africa the platform to his way to a silver medal at the World Boxing
challenge for supremacy in global sports . ... described the SCSA as the ideal
instrument in the development of sports in victory to put the final touch to the
Cuban Africa , saying it was ...

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Category: Africa, West

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The Sport and Society Reader

During the period of intense globalization ( roughly 1880 to 1920 ) , Featherstone
( 1991b ) suggests that more nations were drawn together in a tighter global
interdependency and set of power balances . Representatives of national
cultures ...

Author: David Karen

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780415772495

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 394

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'The Sport and Society Reader' introduces the most important theoretical approaches to the study of sport and comprehensively explores the key themes that define the discipline.

Sports

Research into sports physiology and sports psychology was strongly supported
at Beijing University . 16 The ... Among young people , there was a new
conception of the ideal body . ... 19 The return to the global sports arena had its
risks .

Author: Allen Guttmann

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 448

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From ancient Egyptian archery and medieval Japanese football to contemporary American baseball, sports have been shaped by - and in turn have helped shape - the culture of which it is part. This work traces this evolution across continents, cultures, and historical epochs to construct a single comprehensive narrative of the world's sports.

Quest

1996 National Association for Physical Education in Higher Education
Prolympism : Sport Monoculture as Crisis and Opportunity Peter ... of this
articulation ; and considers the limitations and opportunities presented by the
emergence of a global sport monoculture . ... sport , youth sport , university sport ,
and recreational sport — have been heavily influenced by the ideals of Victorian
and Olympic sport .

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Category: Physical education and training

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Media Monitor

Instead its programmes are through reading , baseball , rugby becoming
increasingly out of sync with writing , and and cricket as the national ideals . " The
station certainly scientific “ globalsports . needs audience surveys to justify its
thought ...

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Category: Ghana

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