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Adventure Capitalists: Paris–Dakar Redux

Cathal Kilcline

in Sport and Society in Global France: Nations, Migrations, Corporations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781781382899
eISBN:
9781789629323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781382899.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The popularity of the Paris-Dakar rally in the 1980s drew on both a growing market for new adventure sports in France and nostalgia for colonial-era narratives of desert exploration. Since its ... More


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Cathal Kilcline

in Sport and Society in Global France: Nations, Migrations, Corporations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781781382899
eISBN:
9781789629323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781382899.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In France, conflicts over nationhood in a globalised world are refracted through competing visions and models of the role of sport in society. The first model holds that sport has intrinsic virtuous ... More


Valentino Rossi: A Uniquely British Look at an Italian Motorsport Legend

Sean Bell

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/9781496809889.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Italy’s Valentino Rossi is the most popular motorcycle racer of his day. This chapter examines Rossi’s dominance in motorsport, while also providing the reader with a broad understanding of ... More


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