Politics and Europeanization on the Fringes of the EU

Author: Gary Armstrong,Jon P. Mitchell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134269196

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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What can the history of a nation's football reveal about that nation's wider political and socio-cultural identity? How can the study of local football culture help us to understand the powerful international forces at play within the modern game? Based on long-term and detailed ethnographic research, this book uses Malta as a critical case study to explore the dynamics of contemporary football. Situated on the fringes of the EU, and with an appalling record in international competition, the Maltese are nevertheless fanatical about the game. This book examines Maltese football in the context of the island's unique politics, culture and national identity, shedding light upon both Maltese society and on broader processes, both local and global, within the international game. The book explores a range of key issues in contemporary football, such as: the dynamics of international player migration football corruption and ethics the politics of sponsorship and TV deals the global appeal of footballing "brands" such as Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich. This book is essential reading for students and researchers working in Sports Studies, Sociology of Sport, Football, Globalisation, Politics and Ethnic Studies.
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Author: Ben Carrington,Ian McDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134186878

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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The cultural ubiquity, political prominence and economic significance of contemporary sport present fertile terrain for its critical socio-cultural analysis. From corporate and media dominated mega-events like the Olympic Games, to state programmes for nation-building and health promotion, to the cultural politics of "race", gender, sexuality, age and disability, sport is so profoundly marked by relations of power that it lends itself to critique and deconstruction. Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport brings together leading experts on sport to address these issues and to reflect on the continued appeal of sport to people across the globe, as well as on the forms of inequality that sport both produces and highlights. Including a Foreword by Harry Cleaver and Afterword by Michael Bérubé, this book assesses the impact of this work on the fields of ‘mainstream’ Marxism and cultural studies. Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport is centred on three vital questions: Is Marxism still relevant for understanding sport in the twenty-first century? Has Marxism been preserved or transcended by cultural studies? What is the relationship between theory and intervention in the politics of sport? The result is a unique and diverse examination of modern sports culture. The first book published on the relationship between sport and Marxism for over twenty years, Marxism, Cultural Studies and Sport is an invaluable resource for students of sport sociology, Marxism, and cultural studies at all levels.
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Studies in Theory and Practice

Author: Adam Brown,Tim Crabbe,Gavin Mellor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317969057

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 143

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Football clubs across the world continue to embody many of the collective symbols, identifications and processes of connectivity which have long been associated with the notion of ‘community’. In recent years, however, the very term ‘community’ has become the focus of renewed interest within popular discourse and amongst academics, politicians and policy makers. It has become something of a ‘buzz’ word, wheeled out as both a lament to more certain times and as an appeal to a better future: a term imbued with all the richness associated with human interaction. ‘Community’ has also been employed increasingly within football, for instrumental reasons concerned with policy and stadium redevelopment, and in broader rhetoric about clubs, their localities and fans. This book brings together a range of key debates around contemporary understandings of ‘community’ in world football. Split into four sections, it considers political and theoretical debates around football and its connection with community; different national and ethnic football communities; instrumental uses of football to bridge gaps within and between groups; future directions in the football and community debate. This book was published as a special issue of Soccer & Society.
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Author: Steven J. Jackson,Steven Haigh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317969170

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 2636

Globalization is effecting a close convergence of sport and foreign policy. In order to respond to novel social, political, cultural and economic pressures, states are increasingly turning to sport as a foreign policy instrument; and they cannot ignore the corresponding influence that global sport has on their core interests. This book is devoted to exploring this relationship in detail. Although any examination of sport and foreign policy inevitably focuses on issues related to both politics and international relations, the primary intention here is to consider the dimensions associated with foreign policy. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in Society.
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Zwischen nationalen Traditionen und Europäisierung

Author: Hartmut Behr,Mathias Hildebrandt

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531905171

Category: Political Science

Page: 493

View: 7553

Wie christlich ist Europa? Wie religiös sind europäische Gesellschaften? Oder gibt es bereits eine europäische Gesellschaft? Und wenn ja, worauf baut sie auf? Glauben wir dem in die Krise geratenen europäischen Verfassungsentwurf, so ist die Europäische Union eine religiös neutrale, wirtschaftliche und politische Gemeinschaft. Verfolgen wir hingegen Europadiskurse in europäischen Gesellschaften von Seiten führender EU-Politiker wie auch von Seiten wissenschaftlicher Diskutanten, so finden wir allerorts Debatten um die, oder eine europäische Werteidentität und ihre religiöse Basis. All das ist genug Stoff, systematisch nach dem Verhältnis von Politik und Religion im europäischen Kontext zu fragen. Da das ordnungspolitisch-institutionelle wie geistige Verhältnis von Politik und Religion in europäischen Staaten, wie andere Politikfelder auch, von Europäisierungsprozessen betroffen sind, stehen ihre Ausgestaltungen in dem Zwiespalt zwischen nationalen Traditionen und religiöser Vielfalt. Unter diesem Topos suchen die Autoren dieses Bandes aus unterschiedlichen empirischen und theoretischen Perspektiven nach Antworten.
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Author: Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861952785

Category:

Page: 536

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Nachdruck der 5. Auflage (1888) des wohl ber hmtesten Kochbuchs aller Zeiten.
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Beruf: Skateboarder

Author: Tony Hawk

Publisher: Tropen

ISBN: 9783608500462

Category:

Page: 349

View: 6744

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Männlichkeiten Im Rechtsextremismus

Author: Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

View: 2676

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Activity Theory in the Study of Science, Technology and Innovations

Author: Miettinen, Reijo

Publisher: Lehmanns Media

ISBN: 386541673X

Category:

Page: 400

View: 1894

Beschreibung: This book is a collection of papers in which cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) is used to study science, technology and innovations. In the 16 chapters of the book an activity theoretical approach is developed through dialogue with the relevant theoretical approaches of science and technology studies, such as actor network theory, symbolic interactionism and Knorr-Cetinas's theory of objectual cultural practice. The book has three parts. The first one comprises empirical studies on creativity and change in research work and innovations. The cases studied include research groups in analytical chemistry, aerosol physics, biotechnology as well as innovations in medical technology by research-based firms. In making sense of the distributed creation, CHAT is put in dialogue with the systemic view of psychology of creativity, the systemic approach in history of technology as well as sociological theories of creativity. The second part compares systematically the similarities and differences between Deweyan pragmatism and CHAT, and shows how they can be used in a complementary way in empirical research. The third part evaluates actor network theory, constructivist conceptions of learning as well as the concept of routine largely used in organizational studies from the position of CHAT. In addition the concept 'object of activity' central in activity theory is discussed and elaborated in two chapters. The autor: Reijo Miettinen is Professor of Adult Education in the University of Helsinki and he was Vice director of the Center for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research in 1995-2007.
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die Frauen, die Mafia und das Gesetz

Author: Renate Siebert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783930908318

Category:

Page: 383

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europäischer Universalismus

Author: Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803125545

Category: East and West

Page: 108

View: 3143

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Inszenierter Terror und verdeckte Kriegsführung

Author: Daniele Ganser,Carsten Roth

Publisher: Orell Füssli Verlag

ISBN: 328003860X

Category: Political Science

Page: 446

View: 6676

Dieses Buch zeichnet ein erschreckendes Bild: Ein durch die NATO und die militärischen Geheimdienste koordiniertes Netzwerk von Geheimarmeen war bis zum Auseinanderfall der Sowjetunion in mehreren westeuropäischen Ländern in schwere Verbrechen verwickelt, darunter Mord, Folter, Staatsstreich und Terror. Daniele Ganser ist in seiner mehrjährigen Forschungsarbeit auf brisante Dokumente gestoßen: Sie belegen, dass die von den USA angeführte Militärallianz nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg in allen Ländern Westeuropas geheime Armeen aufgebaut hat, welche von den Geheimdiensten CIA und MI6 trainiert wurden. Ihr Ziel: im Falle einer sowjetischen Invasion als Guerilla zu kämpfen, um die besetzten Länder wieder zu befreien. Doch dabei ist es nicht geblieben. Gezielt wurden Attentate gegen die eigene Bevölkerung ausgeführt, um Unsicherheit zu erzeugen und den Ruf nach einem starken Staat zu unterstützen. Sowohl die ursprüngliche Planung als auch die antikommunistisch motivierten Verbrechen sind heute der Öffentlichkeit noch weitgehend unbekannt.
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Zur Wirkung rechtspopulistischer Diskurse

Author: Ruth Wodak

Publisher: Satzweiss.com

ISBN: 3902968192

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

View: 2052

In ihrem Buch zeichnet Ruth Wodak den Weg rechtspopulistischer Parteien von den Rändern der politischen Landschaft in den Mainstream nach. Sie beschreibt, wie die politischen Akteure mit ebenso einfachen wie wirkungsvollen Mitteln ihren Parteien zu politischem Einfluss verhelfen und auch den Medien die Themen vorgeben.
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death and the language of concealment in the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

Author: Marielle Sutherland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

View: 1933

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