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Developing a National Elite Sport Policy in an Arab Country: The Case of Lebanon

Nadim Nassif

in Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190065218
eISBN:
9780190099558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065218.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Lebanon has never qualified to the FIFA World Cup, and has only won four medals at the Olympic Games since it started participating in 1948. This chapter investigates why Lebanon is failing in ... More


Mobilizing the Revolution

Simon Creak

in Embodied Nation: Sport, Masculinity, and the Making of Modern Laos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838898
eISBN:
9780824869724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838898.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how elite-level sport—especially spectator sport—offers a second perspective on how the Lao People's Revolutionary Party utilized sport for political objectives in socialist ... More


Misleading Aesthetic Norms of Beauty: Perceptual Sexism in Elite Women’s Sports

Peg Brand Weiser and Edward B. Weiser

in Body Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198716778
eISBN:
9780191785351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716778.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Feminist Philosophy

The history of gender challenges faced by women in elite sports is fraught with controversy and injustice. These athletes’ unique physical beauty creates what appears to be a paradox, yet is ... More


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