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Sports around the world

history, culture, and practice

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This edition published in by ABC-CLIO in Santa Barbara, Calif..

Written in English

1848 pages

"This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports"--

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Sports around the world

First published in 2012



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This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. For billions of sports fans across all countries and ethnicities around the globe, sports aren't merely a "hobby" or a "pastime." The passion these individuals have for their sport of choice goes beyond mere interest; in many cases, aside from their direct family, sports constitute the most important aspect of their lives. Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice provides a unique, global overview of sports and sports cultures. Unlike most works of this type, this book provides both essays that examine general topics, such as globalization and sport, international relations and sport, and tourism and sport, as well as essays on sports history, culture, and practice in world regions—for example, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and Oceania—in order to provide a more global perspective. These essays are followed by entries on specific sports, world athletes, stadiums and arenas, famous games and matches, and major controversies. Spanning topics as varied as modern professional cycling to the fictional movie Rocky to the deadly ball game of the ancient Mayans, the first three volumes contain overview essays and entries for specific sports that have been and are currently practiced around the world. The fourth volume provides a compendium of information on the winners of major sporting competitions from around the world. Readers will gain invaluable insights into how sports have been enjoyed throughout all of human culture, and more fully comprehend their cultural contexts. The entries provide suggestions for further reading on each topic -- helpful to general readers, students with school projects, university students and academics alike. Additionally, the four-volume Sports Around the World spotlights key charismatic athletes who have changed a sport or become more than just an outstanding player. - Publisher.

Sports around the world

history, culture, and practice

This edition published in by ABC-CLIO in Santa Barbara, Calif..


Edition Description

"This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports"--

Table of Contents

v. 1. General topics, Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Oceania
v. 2. British Isles and Europe
v. 3. Latin America and North America
v. 4. Olympic medalists and winners and champions of major world sporting events

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
306.4/83
Library of Congress
GV706.8 .N385 2012

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
4 v.
Number of pages
1848
Dimensions
29 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25150316M
ISBN 13
9781598843002, 9781598843019
LC Control Number
2011047997

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