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Feezell, Moderation, and Irony

in Contemporary Athletics & Ancient Greek Ideals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226155463
eISBN:
9780226155494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155494.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines philosopher Randolph Feezell's book Sport, Play, and Ethical Reflection. It explains that the key insight in Feezell is that Aristotelian moderation provides the best clue we ... More


Making the Save: Conversion and Witnessing

Annie Blazer

in Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479898015
eISBN:
9781479838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479898015.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes how Christian athletes have struggled to redefine witnessing and recommitment in ways that reinforce their understandings of evangelical distinction and moral superiority. ... More


More than a Game

Roger R. Tamte

in Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041617
eISBN:
9780252050275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.003.0037
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Camp has a philosophy about sports competition and broadcasts it in his Collier’s column, among other places, in an openly preachy style: compete to the limit of your ability, but whatever the ... More


A Campaign of Truth

Toby C. Rider

in Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040238
eISBN:
9780252098451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040238.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter demonstrates how U.S. information officers devised plans to showcase the friendliness and sportsmanship of the U.S. Olympic team and encouraged private businesses to make the hosting ... More


Aldo Leopold and the Search for an Integrated Theory of Environmental Management

Bryan G. Norton

in Toward Unity among Environmentalists

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195093971
eISBN:
9780197560723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195093971.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmentalist Thought and Ideology

Aldo Leopold led two lives. He was, in the best tradition of Gifford Pinchot, a forester and a coldly analytic scientific resource manager, devoted to maximizing resource productivity. But Leopold ... More


A. G. MacDonell’s England, their England

Brian Young

in Literature and Union: Scottish Texts, British Contexts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198736233
eISBN:
9780191853722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736233.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

England, their England, a now forgotten bestseller, was one of a series of travelogues produced by survivors of the First World War during the 1930s in a country recovering its sense of purpose and ... More


Sport as a Thick Cluster Concept

Mitchell N. Berman

in Games, Sports, and Play: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198798354
eISBN:
9780191883651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798354.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The dominant view in the philosophy of sport maintains that sports constitute a true subset of games—in particular, that sports are competitive games that involve a physical component, such as ... More


Hunting as ‘Sport’ in Colonial India: Codes of Sportsmanship, Firearms, Race, and Class in Hunting

Vijaya Ramadas Mandala

in Shooting a Tiger: Big-Game Hunting and Conservation in Colonial India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199489381
eISBN:
9780199096619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489381.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter is concerned with the development of hunting as ‘sport’, whereby colonial hunters from the late nineteenth century began to carefully shape the idiom of the hunt, gradually distancing ... More


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