Modern Sports around the World: History, Geography, and Sociology

by
David Asa Schwartzauthor

David Asa Schwartz, PhD, is assistant professor of multimedia journalism and mass communication at Augustana College. He is author of numerous journal publications and spent 15 years as a journalist.

Modern Sports around the World: History, Geography, and Sociology

20210614

ABC-CLIO

Pages 408
Topics sports scandal;soccer;politics and sports;Olympics;international sports;gender and sports;football;esports;basketball;baseball;Colonialism;Geography;Great Athletes;Imperialism;Pop Culture;Sociology of Sport;Sports History;Sports Journalism;Sports Scandals

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Modern Sports around the World: History, Geography, and Sociology

Author(s): Schwartz, David;
Contributors: Schwartz, David;
Abstract:

Modern Sports around the World focuses on the history, geography, sociology, economics, and technological advancements of 50 sports played from India to Ireland.

Sports have become an international spectacle that influences nations' foreign policy, world economies, and regional morale. Hundreds of billions of dollars are at stake as governments and multinational corporations rush to make sure they have a place at the table. And yet, sports come from humble beginnings. We are fascinated by who can run the fastest, lift the most weight, jump the highest, swim the farthest, and act with the most precision. The history of sports is the history of the world.

Modern Sports around the World examines 50 of the world's most popular sports. Each chapter features one sport and details that sport's origins, global migration, economic forces, media influences, political environment, pop-culture inspirations, scandalous moments, and key individuals. Sports history is a tapestry of sociological variables; Modern Sports around the World weaves them together to create a unique history book that explains not only where humanity has been, but where it might be going.


  • Provides readers with a global historical understanding of 50 of the world's most popular sports
  • Demonstrates the many ways sports touch all of our lives, whether through economics, pop culture and entertainment, or politics
  • Explains the ways people of the world are connected through sports, bridging economic class and geographic location
  • Shows how sports mirror, and sometimes instigate, social progress, including the advancement of gender, race, class, and cultural issues
  • Gives examples of ways athletes inspire people through exceptional individual and group achievements

SortTitle: modern sports around the world: history, geography, and sociology
Keyword(s): sports scandal; soccer; politics and sports; Olympics; international sports; gender and sports; football; esports; basketball; baseball; Colonialism; Geography; Great Athletes; Imperialism; Pop Culture; Sociology of Sport; Sports History; Sports Journalism; Sports Scandals
Author Info:
David Asa Schwartzauthor

David Asa Schwartz, PhD, is assistant professor of multimedia journalism and mass communication at Augustana College. He is author of numerous journal publications and spent 15 years as a journalist.

eISBN-13: 9781440868801
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440868795
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 408
Publication Date: 20210614