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Militarism, Sport, Europe: Militarism, Sport, Anti-militarism (Sport in the Global Society) Paperback – 29 Jun 2003

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  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (29 Jun. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714682950
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714682952
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 1.9 x 21 cm
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,893,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Virtually everywhere, directly or indirectly, modern men are prepared for war through sport. It has been no different in the past. Throughout history a constant imperative has been a moral commitment to defend the society. Sport has played its part in the inculcation of this commitment. However, sport has also been considered both a substitute for war and an antidote to war. This collection explores the relationship between sport and war and brings together established authors, including Peter J Beck, Hans Bonde, Vassil Girginov, J A Mangan, John McClelland and Gertrud Pfister, and emerging authors such as Steve Bailey, Penelope Kissoudi, Orestis Kustrin, Callum McKenzie, Alethea Melling, Antonio Misseroli, Hamad Ndee and Roberta Vescori.

About the Author

J.A. Mangan is Director of the International Research Centre for Sport, Socialization and Society at the De Montfort University (Bedford), and author and editor of many books. He is founder and General Editor of the Cass series Sport in the Global Society and founding and executive academic editor of the Cass journals The International Journal of the History of Sport; Culture, Sport, Society; Soccer and Society; and The European Sports History Review.

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