• Olympics

'A proper spectacle'

women Olympians 1900-1936
Author: Stephanie Daniels,Anita Tedder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Olympics
Page: 163
View: 7839

    • Social Science

Female Olympians

A Mediated Socio-Cultural and Political-Economic Timeline
Author: Linda Fuller
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137582812
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
View: 4559
This book examines women's participation in the Olympic Games since they were allowed to be included in that global arena. Using a holistic, social scientific approach, and emphasizing the rhetoric of sport mediatization, Female Olympians reviews the literature relative to sexism, racism, and ageism before providing historical, political, economic, and socio-cultural perspectives such as the gendered language of Olympic reportage, religious considerations, women’s bodies relative to their training for the Games, drugs and doping, and female Paralympians. With numerous critical case studies, never-before assembled data, and personal interviews with athletes, this volume offers insights that both investigate and celebrate female Olympians’ successes.

    • Sports & Recreation

A Contemporary History of Women's Sport, Part One

Sporting Women, 1850-1960
Author: Jean Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317746651
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 408
View: 6877
This book is an historical survey of women’s sport from 1850-1960. It looks at some of the more recent methodological approaches to writing sports history and raises questions about how the history of women’s sport has so far been shaped by academic writers. Questions explored in this text include: What are the fresh perspectives and newly available sources for the historian of women’s sport? How do these take forward established debates on women’s place in sporting culture and what novel approaches do they suggest? How can our appreciation of fashion, travel, food and medical history be advanced by looking at women’s involvement in sport? How can we use some of the current ideas and methodologies in the recent literature on the history and sociology of sport in order to look afresh at women’s participation? Jean Williams’s original research on these topics and more will be a useful resource for scholars in the fields of sports, women’s studies, history and sociology.

    • Sports & Recreation

Hitler's Olympics

The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games
Author: Christopher Hilton
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 075247538X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 336
View: 5974
The Berlin Olympic Games, more than 70 years on, remain the most controversial ever held. This book creates a vivid account of the disputes, the personalities, and the events which made these Games so memorable. Ironically, the choice of Germany as the host nation for the 1936 Olympics was intended to signal its return to the world community after defeat in World War I. In actuality, Hitler intended the Berlin Games to be an advertisement for Germany as he was creating it, and they became one of the largest propaganda exercises in history. Two German Jews competed in the Games while the most memorable achievement was that of black American Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals. Ultimately, however, Germany was the overall biggest medal winner. The popular success of Owens allowed the Nazis to claim that their policies had no racial element and charges of antisemitism that did arise were leveled at the Americans.

    • History

Twilight of the Belle Epoque

The Paris of Picasso, Stravinsky, Proust, Renault, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, and Their Friends through the Great War
Author: Mary McAuliffe PhD
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144222164X
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 5461
Mary McAuliffe’s Dawn of the Belle Epoque took the reader from the multiple disasters of 1870–1871 through the extraordinary re-emergence of Paris as the cultural center of the Western world. Now, in Twilight of the Belle Epoque, McAuliffe portrays Paris in full flower at the turn of the twentieth century, where creative dynamos such as Picasso, Matisse, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, Proust, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, and Isadora Duncan set their respective circles on fire with a barrage of revolutionary visions and discoveries. Such dramatic breakthroughs were not limited to the arts or sciences, as innovators and entrepreneurs such as Louis Renault, André Citroën, Paul Poiret, François Coty, and so many others—including those magnificent men and women in their flying machines—emphatically demonstrated. But all was not well in this world, remembered in hindsight as a golden age, and wrenching struggles between Church and state as well as between haves and have-nots shadowed these years, underscored by the ever-more-ominous drumbeat of the approaching Great War—a cataclysm that would test the mettle of the City of Light, even as it brutally brought the Belle Epoque to its close. Through rich illustrations and evocative narrative, McAuliffe brings this remarkable era from 1900 through World War I to vibrant life.

    • Sports & Recreation

Sports around the World: History, Culture, and Practice [4 volumes]

History, Culture, and Practice
Author: John Nauright
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884301X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 1848
View: 5672
This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. • Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world • Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck • Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters • Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series • Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed

    • History

Olympic Follies

The Madness and Mayhem of the 1908 London Games : a Cautionary Tale
Author: Graeme Kent
Publisher: Aurum PressLtd
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 234
View: 4862
The London Olympics of 1908, was intended to reveal Britain and its empire at its zenith. Before the games had ended, almost everything that could go wrong had, the organisers were universally condemned and it had caused a number of international incidents. When squabbling between Rome and Milan as to who should host the Games became too much, they were moved, at the last minute, to London. Two influential, well-meaning but incredibly inefficient English aristocrats picked up the baton and declared that London would show the world how to mount a major international athletics event. The games opened in the pouring rain, which was to continue for the whole two weeks. One country insisted that another country march under it’s banner, yet another country complained that it was under the banner of Britain when it shouldn’t be, and another refused to dip its banner to King Edward causing uproar. Decisions on competitions were questioned, contestants were accused of being professionals, a rival dropped the ‘shot’ of the shot-put on the foot of a competitor and one contestant ended up running a race alone. Amongst the chaos there were some class performances but these were by overshadowed by disputes, back-biting, disqualifications and more, even after it finished two weeks later. Olympic Follies is a superb, entertaining tale of one of the most fascinating, unusual and often hilarious Games ever held – a must for anyone looking forward to the London Olympics of 2012. Graeme Kent is a former BBC producer who has written a number of books on the history of sport, including The Great White Hopes, which was short-listed for the 2005 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Games: A Global History of the Olympics


Author: David Goldblatt
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254119
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 464
View: 7986
“A people’s history of the Olympics.”—New York Times Book Review A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year The Games is best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt’s sweeping, definitive history of the modern Olympics. Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history from the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, revealing how the Olympics developed into a global colossus and highlighting how they have been buffeted by (and affected by) domestic and international conflicts. Along the way, Goldblatt reveals the origins of beloved Olympic traditions (winners’ medals, the torch relay, the eternal flame) and popular events (gymnastics, alpine skiing, the marathon). And he delivers memorable portraits of Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt.

    • History

The Nazi Olympics


Author: Richard D. Mandell
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252013256
Category: History
Page: 316
View: 6451
This book is an expose of one of the most bizarre festivals in sport history. It provides portraits of key figures including Adolf Hitler, Jesse Owens, Leni Riefenstahl, Helen Stephens, Kee Chung Sohn, and Avery Brundage. It also conveys the charade that reinforced and mobilized the hysterical patriotism of the German masses.

    • Fiction

Flight from Berlin

A Novel
Author: David John
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062091603
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 6310
A world-weary English reporter and a maverick American female Olympian find themselves caught in a lethal game between the Gestapo and British Secret Intelligence Service in David John’s spellbinding thriller Flight from Berlin. While traveling to Berlin on the Hindenburg to cover the 1936 Berlin Olympics, journalist Richard Denham meets socialite Eleanor Emerson, recently expelled from the U.S. swim team. Richard and Eleanor quickly discover the dark power of Hitler’s propaganda machine. Drawn together by danger and passion, Richard and Eleanor become involved in the high-stakes world of international intrigue must pull off a daring plan to survive the treachery of the Third Reich. But one wrong move could be their last. Flight from Berlin is a riveting story of love, courage, and betrayal that culminates in a breathtaking race against the forces of evil.

    • Sports & Recreation

Ethnicity and Race in Association Football

Case Study analyses in Europe, Africa and the USA
Author: David Hassan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351567705
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
View: 9834
The relationship between association football, race and ethnicity has received increasing levels of attention from academics and commentators throughout the world over recent years. As their national professional leagues reflect the multicultural nature of most global developed societies so the focus of sports scholars and others have been drawn to this field of enquiry and this has produced some impressive works. These have included rich examinations of such issues at the level of the nation-state and the aim of this collection is to considerably enhance this dedicated strand of academic research. Drawing upon case studies from Europe, Africa and the USA, this book offers readers an exceptional level of coverage as it scrutinises issues of race and ethnicity in a number of novel settings worldwide. It also brings together many of the leading researchers in this field and thereby offers the reader a single, dedicated reference point for much of the contemporary research work taking place throughout the world at this time.This bookw as published a sa special issue of Soccer and Society.

    • Biography & Autobiography

100 Greatest African Americans

A Biographical Encyclopedia
Author: Molefi Kete Asante
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 161592423X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 345
View: 1367
Since 1619, when Africans first came ashore in the swampy Chesapeake region of Virginia, there have been many individuals whose achievements or strength of character in the face of monumental hardships have called attention to the genius of the African American people. This book attempts to distill from many wonderful possibilities the 100 most outstanding examples of greatness. Pioneering scholar of African American Studies Molefi Kete Asante has used four criteria in his selection: the individual's significance in the general progress of African Americans toward full equality in the American social and political system; self-sacrifice and the demonstration of risk for the collective good; unusual will and determination in the face of the greatest danger or against the most stubborn odds; and personal achievement that reveals the best qualities of the African American people. In adopting these criteria Professor Asante has sought to steer away from the usual standards of popular culture, which often elevates the most popular, the wealthiest, or the most photogenic to the cult of celebrity. The individuals in this book - examples of lasting greatness as opposed to the ephemeral glare of celebrity fame - come from four centuries of African American history.Each entry includes brief biographical information, relevant dates, an assessment of the individual's place in African American history with particular reference to a historical timeline, and a discussion of his or her unique impact on American society. Numerous pictures and illustrations will accompany the articles. This superb reference work will complement any library and be of special interest to students and scholars of American and African American history.

    • Education

Women First

The Female Tradition in English Physical Education, 1880-1980
Author: Sheila Fletcher
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9780485120462
Category: Education
Page: 194
View: 4675
In this study of the remarkable dominance achieved by women in the field of physical education in England from the late nineteenth century, Sheila Fletcher opens a new perspective in recent educational history. Through the development of the physical training colleges pioneered by women, and with close reference to the history of Bedford -- one of the most prestigious -- she examines the achievement of the pioneers the changes in gymnastics from Ling to Laban and the way in which, after the Second World War, women lost out to men in this field.This highly readable account of the making and breaking of a female tradition will appeal to both feminists and to students of physical education, to those interested in social and educational history and to the general reader.

    • Olympics

Olympic studies


Author: Vassil Girginov
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780415508353
Category: Olympics
Page: N.A
View: 1106

    • Sports & Recreation

Sport, Protest and Globalisation

Stopping Play
Author: Jon Dart,Stephen Wagg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137464925
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 373
View: 6383
This volume is built around three assumptions - first, that for huge numbers people around the world, including many sport lovers, there are more important things in life than sport; second, that the governance of sport is in many ways problematic and needs to be confronted; and, third, that contrary to the still-popular belief that sport and politics don't mix, sport often provides an ideal theatre for the enacting of political protest. The book contains studies of a range of protests, stretching back to the death of suffragist Emily Davison at the Derby of 1913 and encompassing subsequent protests against the exclusion of women from the sporting arena; the Berlin Olympics of 1936; Western imperialism; the Mexico Olympics, 1968; the state racism of apartheid in South Africa; the effect of the global golf industry on ecosystems; Israeli government policy; resistance to the various attempts to bring the Olympic Games to Canadian and American cities; the cutting of welfare benefits for disabled British citizens; class privilege in the UK; Russian anti-gay laws; and high public spending on sport mega-events in Brazil. The collection will be of interest to scholars and students with an interest in Sports Studies, History, Politics, Geography, Cultural Studies and Sociology.

    • History

The Ancient Olympics


Author: Nigel Spivey
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191655414
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 5718
The word 'athletics' is derived from the Greek verb 'to struggle for a prize'. After reading this book, no one will see the Olympics as a graceful display of Greek beauty again, but as war by other means. Nigel Spivey paints a portrait of the Greek Olympics as they really were - fierce contests between bitter rivals, in which victors won kudos and rewards, and losers faced scorn and even assault. Victory was almost worth dying for, and a number of athletes did just that. Many more resorted to cheating and bribery. Contested always bitterly and often bloodily, the ancient Olympics were not an idealistic celebration of unity, but a clash of military powers in an arena not far removed from the battlefield.

    • Sports & Recreation

Coming On Strong

Gender and Sexuality in Women's Sport
Author: Susan K Cahn
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252097521
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 416
View: 559
Acclaimed since its original publication, Coming on Strong has become a much-cited touchstone in scholarship on women and sports. In this new edition, Susan K. Cahn updates her detailed history of women's sport and the struggles over gender, sexuality, race, class, and policy that have often defined it. A new chapter explores the impact of Title IX and how the opportunities and interest in sports it helped create reshaped women's lives even as the legislation itself came under sustained attack.

    • History

Nazi Games

The Olympics of 1936
Author: David Clay Large
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393058840
Category: History
Page: 401
View: 2534
A historical account of the 1936 Olympics discusses how the games represented a critical collision of athletics and politics for Nazi Germany, sharing details about the role of the Nazi Propaganda Ministry and international efforts to boycott the games.

    • Olympic Games

Olympic countdown

diary of the Sydney Olympics 1998
Author: Richard Cashman,University of New South Wales. Centre for Olympic Studies
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781876718008
Category: Olympic Games
Page: 91
View: 8005