Sport, Culture and History

Sport, Culture and History

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In addition to being an internationally recognised pioneer of sports history, Brian Stoddart has also been a leading thinker and influence in the field. That influence has crossed several areas of history, sociology, business, politics and media aspects of sports studies, and has drawn deeply upon his own training in Asian studies. His work has been characterised by cross-disciplinary work from the outset, and has encompassed some very different geographical areas as well as crossing from academic outlets to media commentary. As a result, his influential work has appeared in many different locations, and it has been difficult for a wide variety of readers to access it fully and easily. This volume draws together, in the one place for the first time, some of his most important academic and journalistic work. Importantly, the pieces are drawn together by an intellectual/autobiographical commentary that locates each piece in a wider social and cultural framework. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in SocietyThe best and pioneering example here is that of ABC in the United States led by programming guru Roone Arledge who ... for example, Australian David Hill who introduced a#39;Wide World of Sporta#39; for Kerry Packera#39;s Channel 9 and then, later, went to ... a naval promotion) given by the government of Thailand to 1996 Olympic gold medallist featherweight boxer Somluk Kamsing, ... For a print-based but rapidly dating guide to sport on the Net, see Maloni, Greenman and Miller, Netsports.

Title:Sport, Culture and History
Author:Brian Stoddart
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-09-13


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