Games and Empires Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism

ISBN-10: 0231100426
ISBN-13: 9780231100427
Edition: 1995
Authors: Allen Guttmann
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/8/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

English is the language of modern sports. The influence of British and American athletics around the world is indisputable--nowhere are traditional sports as popular as games like basketball, baseball, and soccer. Could this be another form of cultural imperialism? In his latest work, Allen Guttmann explores the ways in which popular modern sports have spread from their western roots to all corners of the globe. He discusses how less powerful peoples go on to adapt thes esports into their own regional variants. In addition, Guttmann points out the possibilty and reality of resistance to the diffusion of modern Western sports. Entertaining and original, demonstrating both theoretical rigor and an impressive command of foreign languages and cultures, Games and Empires makes a major contribution to the field of sport history.

Allen Guttmann is professor of American studies at Amherst College. His many books include The Olympics: A History of the Modern Games, Games and Empires: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism(Columbia), and a translation of Peter K�hnst's Sports: A Cultural History in the Mirror of Art.He lives in Leverett, Massachusetts.

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