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Games and Sporting Events in History offers a broad global perspective on sports and games in Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia. A diverse set of topics covers education, medicine, therapy, body culture, gender, race, cross cultural flow, and political issues from the late nineteenth century throughout the twentieth century, offering new insights into previously little researched areas of scholarship relating to physical activity and sport. Such works take a new look at old issues with continued relevance to current works. The use of sports as a political tool are prominent in studies persistent to national and international relations; while other investigations cover the sociocultural discourse of the past relative to bodies and physical performances that continue to resonate in modern times. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
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Annette R. Hofmann is Professor of Sports Studies at Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany, ISHPES President, and Academic Editor, Europe, of the International Journal of the History of Sport. She has recently edited Gertrud: Global Scholar - Global Spirit (2015) and License to Jump: A Story of Women's Ski Jumping (2015). Gerald Gems is Professor of Health and Physical Education at North Central College in Naperville, USA, and past president of North American Society for Sport History. He is currently Vice-President of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport. Maureen Smith is Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at California State University, USA. Smith is an active member in the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, a past president of the North American Society for Sport History, and a Vice President of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport.
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