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Global objects: contention and entanglement

Glenn Adamson and Giorgio Riello

in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265321
eISBN:
9780191760495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265321.003.0012
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter considers objects as displayed in museums, architecture, and consumer goods. It unwraps the meanings of a Japanese suit of armour in the Tower of London, and then moves on to discuss the ... More


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


The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

Stephen E. Braude

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071527
eISBN:
9780226071534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071534.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

For over thirty years, the author of this book has studied the paranormal in everyday life, from extrasensory perception and psychokinesis to mediumship and materialization. The book is an account of ... More


What Is a Sports Videogame?

Ian Bogost

in How To Talk About Videogames

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Sports videogames aren’t simulations of sports, they are variants of them. In this chapter, Bogost rejects the idea that sports videogames are aiming to simulate real sports games seen on TV. He ... More


The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil

Gregg Bocketti

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062556
eISBN:
9780813051574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062556.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book explains how Brazilian football (soccer) became Brazilian, showing that this was a matter of choices made by Brazilian nationalists rather than an outgrowth of any “authentic” Brazilian ... More


The Complete Guide to Soccer Fitness & Injury Prevention: A Handbook for Players, Parents, and Coaches

Donald T. Kirkendall

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831823
eISBN:
9781469602974
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882757_kirkendall
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

What are the best fuel foods for soccer players? What training regimen will best prepare young soccer players and improve their resistance to injuries? This book presents answers to these questions. ... More


The Imagined European Community: Are Housewives European Citizens?

Margriet Kraamwinkel

in Labour Law in an Era of Globalization: Transformative Practices and Possibilities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199271818
eISBN:
9780191699542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271818.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter addresses a different challenge facing the EU: how citizenship is and should be defined in a ‘community’ which is primarily a market and in which non-market ties (political, cultural, ... More


. Chombalízate: Re-Africanization of Sports, Music, and Politics, 1990–2010

Peter Szok

in Wolf Tracks: Popular Art and Re-Africanization in Twentieth-Century Panama

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032431
eISBN:
9781617032448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032431.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In Panama, chombalízate is a derogatory word for blacks that is associated particularly with Afro-Antillean culture and with connotations of stupidity, laziness, and licentiousness. It was also a ... More


More than Playing Around: Studying Competitive Childhoods

Hilary Levey Friedman

in Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276758
eISBN:
9780520956698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276758.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines competitive chess, soccer, and dance to describe the contemporary structure of competitive children's activities. Chess is an inherently competitive event as it pits one player ... More


Postscript: Some Thoughts on Astrology

in The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071527
eISBN:
9780226071534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071534.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter describes the intriguing activities of the author's wife, an academic and clinical psychologist who also happens to be a virtuoso astrologer. It explains that she has successfully used ... More


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