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Cricketing Cultures in Conflict

Majumdar, Boria; Mangan, J A

The 2003 World Cup was of vital importance to the participating countries. For India, a world cup triumph would make cricket the nation's leading industry; for the host, South Africa, a successful campaign might realize its dream of political unity....

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Capoeira

Assuno, Matthias Rhrig

Originally the preserve of Afro-Brazilian slaves, the marginalized and the underclasses in Brazilian society, capoeira is now a mainstream sport, taught in Brazilian schools and practised by a range of social classes around the world. Some advocates now...

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Barbarians, Gentlemen and Players

Dunning, Eric; Sheard, Kenneth

First published in 1979, this classic study of the development of rugby from folk game to its modern Union and League forms has become a seminal text in sport history. In a new epilogue the authors provide sociological analysis of the major developments...

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Terrace Heroes

Kelly, Graham

The 1930s saw the birth of the football idol- prototype for today's powerful media sport stars. The players of the 1930s were the first generation of professionals, yet until recently the life and careers of footballers of this generation has been little...

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Disciplining Bodies in the Gymnasium

Vertinsky, Patricia; Mckay, Sherry

Architecture and design have been used to exert control over bodies, across lines of class, gender and race. They regulate access to certain spaces and facilities, impose physical or psychological barriers, and make particular activities possible for...

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Running Cultures

Bale, John

Running is one of the world's most widely practiced sports and recreations but until now it has intended to elude serious study outside of the natural sciences. John Bale brings the sport into the realm of the humanities by drawing on sources including...

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Critical Moments During Competition

Carlstedt, Roland A.

This book presents first-time research findings and new empirically based perspectives and applications in sport psychology.Highly provocative data derived from the largest single study ever on athletes is used to advance an original model of peak performance...

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Sword and Psyche

Sullivan, M.J.

The book includes the Hachi Genri, Seiho Gendai Budo Nyumon, (Eight Principles, Seiho's Introduction to Modern Budo); Sword and Psyche: Religious Influences on the Psychology of Japanese Swordsmanship; the names and kanji of the waza of Eishin-ryu iai,...

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The Wicked Game

Sounes, Howard

Golf is sometimes referred to as "the wicked game" because it is fiendishly difficult to play well. Yet in the parlance of the Tiger Woods generation, it's also a wickedly good game -- rich, glamorous, and more popular than ever. When we think about...

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Watch My Back

Thompson, Geoff

Soured by a bullied childhood and a dominant wife, Geoff Thompson threw himself into the violent world of nightclub bouncing in a bid to challenge his fears. This is an account of life on the front line of some of the world's roughest clubs and of mental...

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