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Rapid evolution and sexual signals

Marlene Zuk and Robin M. Tinghitella

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Surprisingly few examples of rapid evolutionary change in behavioral traits have been documented in nature, yet circumstances favoring rapid evolution in other traits apply equally well to behaviour, ... More


British Sport Transformed: Sport, Business, and the Media since 1960

Dilwyn Porter

in Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199226009
eISBN:
9780191710315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226009.003.0018
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Sport in Britain, especially elite sport, has been transformed over the period since 1960, increasingly taking on the appearance and attributes of big business. This chapter discusses three important ... More


Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India

Ronojoy Sen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164900
eISBN:
9780231539937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164900.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Reaching as far back as ancient times, Ronojoy Sen pairs a novel history of India’s engagement with sport and a probing analysis of its cultural and political development under monarchy and ... More


Empire of Sport: The Early British Impact on Recreation

Ronojoy Sen

in Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164900
eISBN:
9780231539937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164900.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The arrival of the British and the introduction of English sport in India.


Domestic Sports: State, Club, Office, and Regiment (1947–1970)

Ronojoy Sen

in Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164900
eISBN:
9780231539937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164900.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The regional variations in the development of sport in India and the role played by clubs, corporate business and the armed forces.


1971 and After: The Religion Called Cricket

Ronojoy Sen

in Nation at Play: A History of Sport in India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164900
eISBN:
9780231539937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164900.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

How cricket swamped all other sports in India.


Sport in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Alan Bairner

in Ulster Since 1600: Politics, Economy, and Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583119
eISBN:
9780191744822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583119.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The interplay of politics and sport is a major theme in the social and cultural history of Ulster. The origins of many of the games popular in Ulster today go deep in time. With the rise of Irish ... More


Cricket and community in England: 1800 to the present day

Peter Davies and Robert Light

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719082795
eISBN:
9781781705964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082795.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The structure of book is chronological but also thematic. Our analysis begins in Chapter 1, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with an inquiry into the nature of early sport and early ... More


The Sporting Life

Ross McKibbin

in Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198206729
eISBN:
9780191677298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206729.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter looks at the history both of national sports, those broadly representative of society as a whole: cricket, football, rugby, horse-racing, and fishing, and of ‘sectarian’ sports, whose ... More


University and College Sport

H. S. Jones

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

By 1850, the Boat Race, though not yet known by that lapidary title, had an established place in the sporting calendar of Oxford University. It was almost (though not quite) an annual fixture, and ... More


1895: Drama, Disaster and Disgrace in Late Victorian Britain

Nicholas Freeman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640560
eISBN:
9780748651399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640560.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Oscar Wilde's disastrous libel suit against the Marquess of Queensberry dominated British newspapers during the spring of 1895. This book shows that the Wilde scandal was just one of many events to ... More


Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field

Swati Chattopadhyay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679317
eISBN:
9781452947266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679317.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

Cities are more than concrete and steel infrastructure. But modern urban theory does not have the language to describe and debate the vital component of urban life that is lived on the streets of ... More


A man’s playground

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Post-war Hong Kong was not merely an arena for developing capitalism, modernisation, and good governance; it was also a site for leisure. Above all, Hong Kong was described as a venue for male ... More


Cricket as an Indian Game

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195689440
eISBN:
9780199080342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0028
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In this interview, cricket is discussed as a game with elements that are close to the Indian psyche. Although cricket was initially believed to be an Indian game that was accidentally discovered by ... More


Overwintering in Northern Cricket Frogs (Acris crepitans)

Jason T. Irwin

in Amphibian Declines: The Conservation Status of United States Species

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520235922
eISBN:
9780520929432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520235922.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Although winter weather in north-temperate regions may dominate 6–9 months of the year, this season has received relatively little attention in studies of amphibian life history. While some aspects ... More


‘A common language of the spirit’: cultural awakenings and national belongings

Mary Chamberlain

in Empire and Nation-Building in the Caribbean: Barbados, 1937-66

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078767
eISBN:
9781781701997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078767.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the various cultural activities in colonial Barbados and the role played by them in forging a West Indian identity. Various societies such as Dan Blackett's Social Physical ... More


Englishness: Twentieth-Century Popular Culture and the Forming of English Identity

Simon Featherstone

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623655
eISBN:
9780748651764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623655.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book examines the conflicts, dilemmas and contradictions that marked Englishness as the nation changed from an imperial power to a postcolonial state. The chapters deal with travel writing, ... More


Ball games: when to look where?

Michael F. Land and Benjamin W. Tatler

in Looking and Acting: Vision and eye movements in natural behaviour

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198570943
eISBN:
9780191693878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570943.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores the use of visual information in a variety of ball sports. The timing required in some of these can be extraordinary: in cricket, for example, an effective shot must be timed to ... More


Post-Sports

Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates some aspects of the speeding-up of sport and sports media in contemporary accelerated culture alongside a generalised rethinking of the sociology of modernity. In a 1990s ... More


Sport

Douglas Kerr

in Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession, and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674947
eISBN:
9780191756986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674947.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter starts with Conan Doyle's enthusiastic participation in all kinds of sports, most particularly boxing and cricket. Sports – increasingly popular, organized, and codified – played an ... More


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