Overview:Running Cultures: Racing in Time and Space - Sport in the Global Society - Running is one of the world's most widely practiced sports and recreations but until now it has intended to elude serious study outside of the natural sciences. John Bale brings the sport into the realm of the humanities by drawing on sources including literature, poetry, film, art and sculpture as well as statistics and training manuals to highlight the tensions, ambiguities and complexities that lie hidden beneath the commonplace notion of running.The text explores both local and personal, as well as communal and global aspects of running and its practitioners. It examines the streets, tracks and stadiums where athletes run, the races in which they compete, and the running relationships such as exist between the athlete and the coach, between runners and between the athlete and spectator. It discusses the importance of speed and records, how running has been used to symbolise resistance and transgression, and the extent to which it can be associated with a healthy lifestyle.Running Cultures provides new ways of seeing a familiar sporting phenomenon. it will appeal to both students and researchers with an interest in running in particular, and sport and leisure cultures more generally.
This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603725641-9780714655352. It was written by the following authors: John Bale. Book Running Cultures: Racing in Time and Space - Sport in the Global Society, which can be read online, published by the company: Taylor & Francis Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Business, Finance, Law, Sports Books. The book was published on 2004-04-22 00:00:00. It has 232 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 476 g. File for download Running Cultures: Racing in Time and Space - Sport in the Global Society has PDF format and is called running-cultures-racing-in-time-and-space-sport-in-the-global-society.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.
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