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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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada

Patricia J. Vittum

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

The first edition of this reference work became known as the bible of turfgrass entomology upon publication in 1987. It has proved invaluable to professional entomologists, commercial turf managers, ... 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


The Audible Silence

Helmut Satz

in The Rules of the Flock: Self-Organization and Swarm Structure in Animal Societies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198853398
eISBN:
9780191888052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198853398.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Specific American crickets (snowy tree cricket) synchronize their chirps with the others in the swarm, with great precision. The chirp frequency is moreover a measure of the temperature of the ... More


TOM CIPULLO (b. 1956)Long Island Songs (2005): Texts by William Heyen (Long Island Light: Poems and a Memoir, 1978)

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines Tom Cipullo’s Long Island Songs (2005). Cipullo’s Italian-American heritage, combined with a family background in jazz, makes for a potently individual brand of unabashed ... More


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