Sport, a Cultural History book.
Sport, a Cultural History book. Considering that much of modern sport has evolved in England and America, it is remarkable that so few comprehensive serious studies of sport have appeared in English. This fascinatingly written, generously illustrated volume fills a gap in the literature of world cultural history.
Sport, a cultural history. by. Mandell, Richard D. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Sports, Social history, Sports, Histoire sociale, Sport, Culturele aspecten, Geschichte, Sozialgeschichte, Sport, Sports, to 1983 - Sociological perspectives. New York : Columbia University Press. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Sanderia on October 6, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).
University of Illinois Press, 1971 - History - 316 pages. Describes the modern history of the Olympics, the rise of Nazism, and Hitler's use of pageantry and of cinema in his rallies. The 1936 Olympic Games were a political festival staged to show the superiority of Nazi ideology. Leni Riefenstahl's film "Triumph des Willens" ("Triumph of the Will") celebrated Aryan manhood at the Nuremberg rally of 1934 and reflected Nazi racial policy and the exclusion of Jews from sports (described on pp. 57-64).
Today's calender is set in the minds of many people by the World Series, Wimbledon, the Super Bowl, and the World Cup, rather than by months and days. At the limits of their power, six strong young men approach the string along the finish line. The swiftest of them breaks the cord, detonating the release of joyous empathy among the thousands in the stadium.
Although European scholars are generally the leaders in the field of sports studies, Mr. Mandell's comprehensive history is lively, learned and superior to comparable work by the British, French and Germans. May it now have the readership it deserves. ALLEN GUTTMANNAmherst, Mass.
Sport: A Cultural History. by Richard D. Mandell. Today's calender is set in the minds of many people by the World Series, Wimbledon, the Super Bowl, and the World Cup, rather than by months and days. Sport must mean something.
Richard D. Mandell (d. 2013) was a professor of history at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of The First Modern Olympics and Sport: A Cultural History.
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