Sport Across Asia: Politics, Cultures, and Identities

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Katrin Bromber, Birgit Krawietz, Joseph Maguire
Routledge, Feb 15, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 256 pages
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This book is designed to reflect both our current knowledge regarding sport, globalisation and ‘"encounters" with several important "post-colonial" or non-western societies and to draw together scholars from a range of different disciplines. Case studies of cultural encounters in Central, South-East Asia, Asia Minor and the Arabian peninsula capture the paradoxical processes of emulation, resistance and transformation that are at work in the diffusion and development of "sport" and body cultures. These case studies bring together insights from anthropology, cultural studies, geography, history, law, sociology, various area and post-colonial studies.

 

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Contents

From Asian Sports to Sport in Asia
1
Against Sports as the Essence of Western Modernity
11
Somatic Engineering in China
32
An Interpretation
59
Two Distinctive Natures of South Korean Sporting Nationalism in the 21st Century
77
Regional Dynamics in the Globalization of Sport
95
6 The Debate on Revival and the Physical Culture Movement in Western India 19001950
121
Zurkhane Heavy Athletics and Wrestling Contested
144
8 The Development of Mountaineering in Republican Turkey
167
9 The United Arab Emirates Qatar and Bahrain as a Modern Sport Hub
189
Contributors
213
Bibliography
217
Index
237
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Joseph Maguire is Professor of Sociology of Sport at Loughborough University.

Birgit Krawietz is Professor of Islamic Studies at the Free University of Berlin.

Katrin Bromber is a researcher at the Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO).

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