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Chad Rowan: Ritual, Religion, and One American’s Pitch-Perfect Performance inside Japan’s Hall of National Sport

Mark Panek

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/9781496809889.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Chad Rowan is the first non-Japanese to reign in the sport of Sumo. Using the ring name, Rowan’s foreign status in the sport made him an anomaly that was exceedingly problematic for Japan. This ... More


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