Games and Empires
Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism
By (author) Allen Guttmann
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Games and Empires by Allen Guttmann
Book DescriptionAn exploration of the ways in which modern sports have spread from their Western roots to all corners of the globe. Could this be another form of cultural imperialism?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231100427
(160mm x 234mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 17-Nov-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Allen Guttmann
From Ritual to Record, Paperback (July 2004)
Originally published in 1978, this book was one of the first to recognize the importance of sports as a lens on the fundamental structure of societies. In this reissue, Guttmann emphasizes the many ways that modern sports, dramatically different from the sports of previous eras, have profoundly shaped contemporary life.
Women's Sports, Paperback (February 1992)View all books by Allen Guttmann
This study traces the development of women's sports from antiquity to the present day, focusing on the role of women's athletics in a cultural and social context. It investigates various contemporary issues, such as sexual exploitation and the feasibility of competition between men and women.
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Author Biography - Allen Guttmann
Allen Guttmann is professor of American studies at Amherst College. Among his many works areWomen's Sports, named the book of the year by the North American Society for Sport History,Sports Spectators, The Games Must Go On, and From Ritual to Record, all published by Columbia University Press.
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