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Male Bodies between Associative Life and Consumer Spectacle The Mass Press and Popular Practice

Joan Tumblety

in Remaking the Male Body: Masculinity and the uses of Physical Culture in Interwar and Vichy France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199695577
eISBN:
9780191745072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695577.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter shows how the 1920s and 1930s saw grassroots sporting practice and spectator sport vastly overtake the kind of gymnastics routines favoured by physical culturists proper. It grapples ... 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


Russian Fever Pitch: Global Fandom, Youth Culture, and the Public Sphere in the Late Soviet Union

Manfred Zeller

in The Whole World Was Watching: Sport in the Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610187
eISBN:
9781503611016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610187.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The essay explores the development of informal fan groups in the context of the late Soviet Union. It argues that despite being influenced by Western fandom, the countercultural potential of its ... More


“Get excited, people!”: Online Fansites and the Circulation of the Past in the Preseason Hopes of Sports Followers

Matthew Klugman

in Sport History in the Digital Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038938
eISBN:
9780252096891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038938.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines how sport fansites can be mined by sport historians as “a wonderfully rich resource.” Each week, “thousands, if not millions” of sport fans congregate online to “read, chat, and ... More


“Lost in Focused Intensity”: Spectator Sports and Strategies of Re-Enchantment

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

in The Re-Enchantment of the World: Secular Magic in a Rational Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752992
eISBN:
9780804787499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752992.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines a mental attitude, most often found in the semi-sacred space of the stadium. It notes that spectator sports are the privileged site of today's “secular epiphanies,” moments of ... More


Leagues of Their Own

Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu

in Transpacific Field of Dreams: How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835623
eISBN:
9781469601830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882665_guthrie-shimizu.7
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter identifies the sources of the transoceanic pattern of baseball and examines the structure of multiple layers of organized baseball play encompassing the Pacific. It first discusses the ... More


A Field of New Dreams

Sayuri Guthrie-Shimizu

in Transpacific Field of Dreams: How Baseball Linked the United States and Japan in Peace and War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835623
eISBN:
9781469601830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882665_guthrie-shimizu.12
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The war in the Asia-Pacific ended on August 15, 1945, with Japan's unconditional surrender to the Allied Powers. This chapter examines the quick return of baseball to Japan after its defeat, ... More


Brand NFL: Making and Selling America's Favorite Sport

Michael Oriard

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807871560
eISBN:
9781469604992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899656_oriard
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Professional football today is an $8 billion sports entertainment industry—and the most popular spectator sport in America, with designs on expansion across the globe. This field-level view of the ... More


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