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neo-tribes

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A term coined by French sociologist Michel Maffesoli, in his 1985 study The Time of the Tribes: The Decline of Individualism in Mass Society. This was a clever inversion of a common...

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crown-green bowls

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

A variant of the outdoor version of bowls, in which the bowler must negotiate not just the lie of the grass green and the weighted bias of the balls (or woods), but also a built-in camber...

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Mortgaging Michael Jordan’s Reputation

Jeffrey Lane.

in Fame to Infamy

October 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 10227 words.

This chapter discusses the impacts of the issues that Michael Jordan has faced after retiring for the third time. It points out that Jordan’s image took the National Basketball Association...

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The Bones of Digital History

Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips.

in Sport History in the Digital Era

April 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 12508 words.

This introductory chapter discusses the relationship between history making and the digital era, particularly sport historians' use of digital tools and engagement with digital history. The...

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promotion of coexistence through sport

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Forms of intervention designed to bring together disparate groups or communities in sporting exchanges and experiences, with the objective (at least for the moment) of transcending conflict...

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sport development

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An approach to sport based upon the premise that sport is a good thing and a worthy activity, warranting the attention of a profession for the promotion and development of positive models...

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street games

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A term referring to games and sports played on the streets, usually in relatively informal fashion. From hopscotch to blind man's buff, street racing to chanting and playing with hoops and...

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Nikkei Baseball

Samuel O. Regalado.

January 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 208 pages.

Nikkei Baseball examines baseball's evolving importance to the Japanese American community and the construction of Japanese American identity. Originally introduced in Japan in the late...

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Finding My Place

Susan Cahn.

in Rooting for the Home Team

May 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 5749 words.

In this chapter, the author shares her sports odyssey that began in suburban Chicago and ended in Buffalo, New York. The author recalls the time when, as a young girl, she spent many hours...

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The Serious Gamer as Elite Athlete

Andy Miah.

in Sport 2.0

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 7193 words.

This chapter focuses on how the amateur athletic experience is being modified by digital technology and how should inform a re-evaluation of computer culture. It shows how digital gaming is...

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children's sports and games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

In his Sports and Pastimes of the People of England (1801) Joseph Strutt included a whole chapter on children's games, many of them simple in conception, dependent upon little or no...

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sports bars

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A site for public sports viewing where matches and events can be collectively consumed, in the sociable group context of the public space. Institutionalized widely in the USA, the sports...

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stickball

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A stick-and-ball game acknowledged as the predecessor of lacrosse. It was played by the Native American communities of the south-east of North America, most prominently the Choctaws and the...

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A Precarious Perch

Gregory J. Kaliss.

in Fame to Infamy

October 2010; p ublished online March 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 9889 words.

This chapter discusses Wilt Chamberlain’s racial politics, which hounded his image as a college basketball player. Chamberlain’s enlistment in the University of Kansas at Lawrence sparked...

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Climb

Troy Rondinone.

in Friday Night Fighter

May 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 4894 words.

This chapter details Gaspar's first televised Monday Night Fight. His opponent was a man named Hardy “Bazooka” Smallwood. Like Gaspar, Smallwood was familiar with long, hard roads. He had...

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Getting Together at the Local Winery

James R. Pennell.

in Local Vino

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 4182 words.

This book examines the local winery phenomenon in the Midwest, with a particular focus on the industries in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Iowa. The discussion is divided into three...

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Baseball in Nikkei America

Samuel O. Regalado.

in Nikkei Baseball

January 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 3126 words.

This chapter explains the significance of baseball among the Nikkei, or the Japanese diaspora, in the United States. Throughout the history of their people in the United States, the...

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A Philadelphia Nocturne

Mike Tanier.

in Rooting for the Home Team

May 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 3931 words.

In this chapter, the author shares his journey, traversing different paths that take us from Broad Street to Locust Street, from Pattison Avenue to City Line Avenue, all the way to...

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Chicago’s Game

Christopher Lamberti.

in Rooting for the Home Team

May 2013; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 6275 words.

This chapter examines 16-inch, no-glove softball, described by one enthusiast as “Chicago's game,” and suggests that it is an “important part of the city's heritage.” Throughout the 1930s...

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On the Nature of Sport

Synthia Sydnor.

in Sport History in the Digital Era

April 2015; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sport and Leisure. 9418 words.

This chapter argues that digital culture is a recent addition to myriad forms of expression and expressiveness that have occurred since time immemorial. Digital media then, “are tools that...

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