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Sport is one of the largest industries in the world and the global reach of major sporting events is enormous. In this Very Short Introduction, Mike Cronin explores the historical development of sport. Exploring a variety of activities from rugby and cricket to tennis, athletics, and skiing, he considers the central role it plays in modern society.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Sport is one of the largest industries in the world and the global reach of major sporting events is enormous. In this Very Short Introduction, Mike Cronin explores the historical development of sport. Exploring a variety of activities from rugby and cricket to tennis, athletics, and skiing, he considers the central role it plays in modern society.
  • Produktdetails
  • Very Short Introductions
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 144
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Januar 2015
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 172mm x 113mm x 12mm
  • Gewicht: 120g
  • ISBN-13: 9780199688340
  • ISBN-10: 0199688346
  • Artikelnr.: 41203252
Autorenporträt
Professor Mike Cronin has worked for Boston College since 2005, and he is the Academic Director of BC in Ireland. Professor Cronin is one of the world's leading scholars on the history of sport and the context within which sport functions in the twenty-first century. Prior to working for Boston College, Professor Cronin spent eight years working with the world governing body of soccer, FIFA, in delivering their International Masters course. He has also worked closely with a number of sports organizations. He has written extensively on various aspects of sport history, and has been the recipient of both the UK's Lord Abedare prize and the US NASSH prize for sports history book of the year. He appears regularly on television and radio in Ireland and across the world, discussing sport and its relevance to society.
Inhaltsangabe
1 Origins
2 Modern sport
3 Amateurs and professionals
4 The sports business
5 International sport
6 Sport and society
Index