Japan, Sport and Society
Tradition and Change in a Globalizing World
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Japan, Sport and Society by Joseph Maguire
Book DescriptionEvolving for centuries in relative isolation, sport in Japan developed a unique character reflective of Japanese culture and society. In recent decades, Japan's drive towards cultural and economic modernization has consciously incorporated a modernization of its sports cultures. Japan, Sport and Society provides insights into this process, revealing the tensions between continuity and change, tradition and modernity, the local and the global in a culture facing the new economic and political realities of our modern world. The book explores three broad areas of interest: * sport and modern society in Japan * current issues in social reconstruction and reproduction in sport * modernization, globalization and sport in Japan. Providing unprecedented access to new work from Japanese scholars, and raising key questions of globalization and cultural identity, this text represents a fascinating resource for students and researchers of sport and society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714682938
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Joseph Maguire
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Author Biography - Joseph Maguire
Loughborough University, UK Shimane University, Japan De Montfort University, UK.
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