Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post Colonial World

Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post Colonial World

SPORT IN THE GLOBAL SOCIETY was launched in the late nineties. It now has over one hundred volumes. Until recently an odd myopia characterised academia with regard to sport. The global groves of academe remained essentially Cartesian in ...

Author: John J. Macaloon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317997924

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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This Volume explores the enormous impact the ethos of Muscular Christianity has had an on modern civil society in English-speaking nations and among the peoples they colonized. First codified by British Christian Socialists in the mid-nineteenth century, explicitly religious forms of the ideology have persistently re-emerged over ensuing decades: secularized, essentialized, and normalized versions of the ethos - the public school spirit, the games ethic, moral masculinity, the strenuous life - came to dominate and to spread rapidly across class, status, and gender lines. These developments have been appropriated by the state to support imperial military and colonial projects. Late nineteenth and early twentieth century apologists and critics alike widely understood Muscular Christianity to be a key engine of British colonialism. This text demonstrates the need to re-evaluate the entire history of Muscular Christianity comes chiefly from contemporary post-colonial studies. The papers explore fascinating case materials from Canada, the U.S., India, Japan, Papua, New Guinea, the Spanish Caribbean, and in Britain in a joint effort to outline a truly international, post-colonial sport history. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post Colonial World

Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post Colonial World

This book explores the impact Muscular Christianity's ethos has had an on English-speaking modern civil society.

Author: John J. MacAloon

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415494915

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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This Volume explores the enormous impact the ethos of Muscular Christianity has had an on modern civil society in English-speaking nations and among the peoples they colonized. First codified by British Christian Socialists in the mid-nineteenth century, explicitly religious forms of the ideology have persistently re-emerged over ensuing decades: secularized, essentialized, and normalized versions of the ethos - the public school spirit, the games ethic, moral masculinity, the strenuous life - came to dominate and to spread rapidly across class, status, and gender lines. These developments have been appropriated by the state to support imperial military and colonial projects. Late nineteenth and early twentieth century apologists and critics alike widely understood Muscular Christianity to be a key engine of British colonialism. This text demonstrates the need to re-evaluate the entire history of Muscular Christianity comes chiefly from contemporary post-colonial studies. The papers explore fascinating case materials from Canada, the U.S., India, Japan, Papua, New Guinea, the Spanish Caribbean, and in Britain in a joint effort to outline a truly international, post-colonial sport history.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Routledge Handbook of Sport for Development and Peace

Routledge Handbook of Sport for Development and Peace

Sport, colonialism, and United States imperialism. ... World cricket as a postcolonial international society: IR meets the history of sport. ... Muscular Christianity and value-centred sport: the legacy of Tom Brown in Canada.

Author: Holly Collison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315455150

Category: Social Science

Page: 546

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Sport and physical activity are now regularly used to promote social and economic development, peacebuilding and conflict resolution, on an international scale. The emergence of the ‘Sport for Development and Peace’ (SDP) sector, comprised of governments, NGOs, sport organizations and others, reveals a high level of institutionalization of this activity, while SDP now constitutes an important element of the scholarly analysis of sport. This volume analyses and critically discusses the central elements of, and research issues within, the field of SDP and also provides a series of case studies (substantive and geographic) of key research. It is the most holistic and far-reaching text published on this topic to date. Featuring multidisciplinary perspectives from world-leading researchers and practitioners from around the world, the book covers a wide range of topics, including SDP structures, policies and funding streams, how SDP relates to human rights, social exclusion and corporate social responsibility, SDP and gender, SDP and disability, SDP and health, SDP and homelessness, and SDP and the environment. The Handbook of Sport for Development and Peace is a vital resource for researchers, students and educators in the fields of sports studies, physical education, sport for development and peace, sport-based youth development, sport and politics, sociology of sport, and sport policy.
Categories: Social Science

Native Americans and Sport in North America

Native Americans and Sport in North America

Sport in the Global Society General Editors: J.A. Mangan and Boria Majumdar The interest in sports studies around the ... Trevor Slack Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post-Colonial World Edited by John J. MacAloon The Global ...

Author: C. King

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136769177

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 221

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Taking examples from the United States and Canada, this comprehensive text offers compassionate and critical accounts of the Native American sporting experience. It challenges popular images of indigenous athletes and athletics; it explores Native American participation in and appropriation of EuroAmerican sports; and it unpacks social categories, particularly gender, race and heritage and their implications for understanding Native Americans and sport in North America. Contributors discuss the interplay of power and possibility, difference and identity, representation and remembrance that have shaped the means and meanings of American Indians playing sport. Included in this book are discussions on: continuity and change, the place of sport in the survival and adaptation of indigenous beliefs and behaviours the play of power and the power of play within indigenous communities, intercultural spaces, and American popular culture the contradictions and conditions of possibilities sport has offered American Indians the politics and poetics of identity the axes of difference structuring the indigenous sporting experience, particularly, gender, race, and nationalism representations and stagings of Indianness in the context of sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

A Social History of Swimming in England 1800 1918

A Social History of Swimming in England  1800     1918

This unique series combines aspects of the expanding study of Sport in the Global Society, ... British Football & Social Exclusion Stephen Wagg Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post-Colonial World Edited by John J. MacAloon ...

Author: Christopher Love

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317970286

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Covering a time of great social and technological change, this history traces the development of the four classic aquatic disciplines of competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with its main focus on racing. Working from the beginnings of municipal recreational swimming, the book fully explores the links between swimming and other aspects of English life society including class, education, gender, municipal governance, sexuality and the Victorian invention of the sports amateur-professional divide. Uniquely focused on swimming -often neglected in analytic sports histories- this is the first study of its kind and will be an important landmark in the establishment of swimming history as a topic of scholarly investigation. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Sport and Nationalism in Asia

Sport and Nationalism in Asia

... The Global Obsession Essays in Honour of J.A. Mangan Edited by Boria Majumdar and Fan Hong Japan, Sport and Society ... Nakayama Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post-Colonial World Edited by John J. MacAloon Law and Sport ...

Author: Fan Hong

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317574019

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

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Written by a team of international scholars, Sport and Nationalism in Asia - Power, Politics, and Identity is a collection of original research which addresses a number of issues central to notions of nationalism and identity in sport including: how the Olympics and other international and regional sports events have fostered an active interweaving of sport, politics and nationalism; the role of traditional sport in the building of national consciousness and national identity; the way modern sport creates and reflects nationalism, thereby giving it a voice and a focus. The book covers eight case studies on countries/regions across West Asia, Central Asia and East Asia. It is one of the few works that examines the relationships between sport, politics and nationalism from Asian perspective. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Four Minute Mile

The Four Minute Mile

Sport in the global society General Editors : J.A. Mangan and Boria Majumdar The interest in sports studies around ... Collins Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post - Colonial World Edited by John J MacAloon Modern Sport : The ...

Author: John Bale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000115444

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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Breaking records and challenging the limits of human ability are central to much of our understanding of athletic track and field sports, with a world record title arguably as valued as an Olympic gold medal. Some particular limits and records take on greater significance, however, as in the case of the Four-Minute Mile which was roundly believed to be impossible until Roger Bannister shattered the illusion with half a second to spare in May 1954. These essays look at the background of Bannister’s achievement and the meaning that was ascribed to it by the media and the public at large, drawing on an array of interdisciplinary and international influences to unpick the legend surrounding an historic moment in our social and sporting past.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Politics of the Male Body in Global Sport

The Politics of the Male Body in Global Sport

... and the Female Body Sport, Submissive Women and Strong Mothers Gigliola Gori Japan, Sport and Society Tradition and ... J.A.Mangan Edited by Boria Majumdar and Fan Hong Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post-Colonial World ...

Author: Hans Bonde

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317966029

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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Danish sport has been associated with Europe and the World; not least through I.P. Muller and Niels Bukh and the Danish Gymnastics revolution with its emphasis on male aesthetics and hygiene in the first half of the twentieth century. At the same time, Denmark has stood apart from Europe in the early moments of its history of sport with the rural revolution of the farming communities as a statement of political independence and assertion. However, during the German occupation of Denmark, Danish sport was part of a European collaboration which characterized a number of the occupied countries not least in the Nordic area. After the Second World War, Denmark embraced international body cultures with other European nations in particular Eastern martial arts. Denmark too, as part of trends in the European region and the world, became caught up in sport as a powerful contemporary political statement. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Women Sport Society

Women  Sport  Society

... and the Female Body Sport, Submissive Women and Strong Mothers Gigliola Gori Japan, Sport and Society Tradition and ... J.A.Mangan Edited by Boria Majumdar and Fan Hong Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post-Colonial World ...

Author: Roberta J Park

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317985808

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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During the last four decades women’s and gender history have become vibrant fields including studies of attitudes regarding the limited physical and other abilities of females as well as studies of the accomplishments of notable female athletes. We have become increasingly aware that women have made contributions to physical education, dance and sport that go far beyond being teachers, athletes and coaches. They have created and implemented an astonishing variety of programs intended to serve the needs of large numbers of children and youth sometimes organizing student health services, as well as chairing departments of physical education. They have worked as directors of sport, physical education and dance, running playgrounds and recreational facilities and have created and/or served as important officers of a variety of sporting organizations. This book explores the contributions and achievements of women in a variety of historical and geographical contexts which, not surprisingly opens opportunities for additions, revisions and counter-narratives to accepted histories of physical education and sport science. It seeks to broaden our understandings about the backgrounds, motivations and achievements of dedicated women working to improve health and bodily practices in a variety of different arenas and for often different purposes. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Categories: Social Science

Sport Literature Society

Sport  Literature  Society

... and the Female Body Sport, Submissive Women and Strong Mothers Gigliola Gori Japan, Sport and Society Tradition and ... J.A.Mangan Edited by Boria Majumdar and Fan Hong Muscular Christianity and the Colonial and Post-Colonial World ...

Author: Alexis Tadié

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134920242

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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Sport studies and sports history have witnessed a recent substantial increase in publications. However, the relationship between literature and sport has been little explored. Sport, Literature, Society looks at a wide variety of case studies ranging from Japan to England, from India to Australia and covers sports as diverse as cycling, football, wrestling and boxing. It concentrates on historical perspectives. The contributors are all academics of international reputation and include historians of sport and literary scholars. Literature may shape our perceptions and reactions to sport as much as sport may inform our reading. As mimetic practice, as aesthetic object, as imaginative release, sport is analogous to literature and the other arts; at the same time, it can become the subject of literary, visual or musical elaborations. Literature often conceptualises the place and role of sport in culture and society. Indeed, sport inhabits literature in ways that have not been adequately studied. Sport studies have investigated the relationships between sport and society, education, gender, nation, and class. To look again at these relationships through the prism of literature enables us to change our focus and to assess the centrality of sport in culture. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation