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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.


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


Mimetic Excess

Michael Taussig

in Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226684581
eISBN:
9780226698700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226698700.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This section examines the notion of "mimesis" as it relates to the prospect of global meltdown. Figures discussed include Walter Benjamin, Jean Rouch, Jerry Leach and Gary Kildea ("Trobriand ... 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


Murali and Sanga: Forging Identity and Pride through Cricket in a Small Island Nation

Gamage Harsha Perera and Tim B. Swartz

in More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809889
eISBN:
9781496809926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines two cricket stars from the small island nation of Sri Lanka: bowler Muttiah Muralitharan, aka Murali, who led his team to a World Cup title in 1993, and batsman Kumar Sangakkara ... More


Violent Exercise

Greg Winston

in Joyce and Militarism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042404
eISBN:
9780813043470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042404.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers the connection between militarism and athleticism by tracing the rise of school sports as a training ground for soldiering in both colonial and anti-colonial contexts. The ... More


Trajectories and Burials

Riva Kastoryano

in Burying Jihadis: Bodies Between State, Territory, and Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190889128
eISBN:
9780190942960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889128.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The four human bombs that perpetrated the 7/7 attacks were all British nationals. Three of them were born in the United Kingdom to Pakistani parents. The fourth was born in Jamaica and arrived in the ... More


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