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Author Maguire, Joseph A., 1956-
Title Power and global sport : zones of prestige, emulation and resistance / Joseph Maguire.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.

Author Maguire, Joseph A., 1956-
Subject Sports -- Political aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Nationalism and sports -- Cross-cultural studies.
Sports and globalization -- Cross-cultural studies.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 198 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-190) and index.
Contents 'Making touchdowns and hoop dreams': the NFL and the NBA in England / Joseph Maguire and Mark Falcous -- 'Back to the valley': local responses to the changing culture of football / Joseph Maguire and Catherine Possamai -- 'Cricketers of the empire': cash crops, mercenaries and symbols of sporting emancipation? / Joseph Maguire and David Stead -- 'In league together'?: global rugby league and local identities / Joseph Maguire and Catherine Possamai -- 'A world in union'?: rugby, globalisation, and Irish identity / Joseph Maguire and Jason Tuck.
Summary 'Sport has changed. Traditions and territorial distinctions are dissolving as a result of new global, political, economic and cultural conditions. The team of authors examine these changes, investigating the power relations that govern the new global sport and assessing the consequences for the future of sport. The book is founded on a series of case studies, linked by a common process-sociological approach, and is divided into four sections - each dealing with an important aspect of sport and globalization: the local-global nexus - how global sports processes are played out at the level of local communities; lived experiences - the reality of global sport for players and supporters; identity politics - the impact of global sport on national consciousness; sporting futures - the emergent political, economic and cultural forces that are shaping global sport, and their implications for its development'.--Publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780203098998 (electronic bk.)
0203098994 (electronic bk.)
0415252792 (hbk.)
9780415252799 (hbk.)
0415252806 (pbk.)
9780415252805 (pbk.)
OCLC # 191912929
Additional Format Print version: Maguire, Joseph A., 1956- Power and global sport. London ; New York : Routledge, 2005 0415252792 0415252806 (DLC) 2004021895 (OCoLC)56608168

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