Global Games

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University of Illinois Press, 2001 - Social Science - 282 pages
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Discusses how individual sports developed, what institutions and groups spread them, and why certain sports and not others found a ready audience elsewhere. This book demonstrates that sports are not a trivial pursuit but are deeply embedded in the way individuals and nations wish to be perceived.
 

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Contents

Measurement and Interpretation
15
Modernization and Sportization
45
The Slow Erosion of European Dominance
99
Differences in the Global Sporting System
165
Competition between the Lines
195
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