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The Whole World Was Watching - Sport in the Cold War (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,423
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The Whole World Was Watching - Sport in the Cold War (Hardcover): Robert Edelman, Christopher Young

The Whole World Was Watching - Sport in the Cold War (Hardcover)

Robert Edelman, Christopher Young

Series: Cold War International History Project

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In the Cold War era, the confrontation between capitalism and communism played out not only in military, diplomatic, and political contexts, but also in the realm of culture-and perhaps nowhere more so than the cultural phenomenon of sports, where the symbolic capital of athletic endeavor held up a mirror to the global contest for the sympathies of citizens worldwide. The Whole World Was Watching examines Cold War rivalries through the lens of sporting activities and competitions across Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the U.S. The essays in this volume consider sport as a vital sphere for understanding the complex geopolitics and cultural politics of the time, not just in terms of commerce and celebrity, but also with respect to shifting notions of race, class, and gender. Including contributions from an international lineup of historians, this volume suggests that the analysis of sport provides a valuable lens for understanding both how individuals experienced the Cold War in their daily lives, and how sports culture in turn influenced politics and diplomatic relations.

General

Imprint: Stanford University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Cold War International History Project
Release date: December 2019
First published: 2019
Editors: Robert Edelman • Christopher Young
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth / Cloth / Cloth
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-1-5036-1018-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations
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Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations > Diplomacy
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Sporting events, tours & organisations > Olympic games
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
LSN: 1-5036-1018-7
Barcode: 9781503610187

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