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Games People Played: A Global History of Sports

Games People Played: A Global History of Sports

Vamplew, Wray

Hardcover

FictionOlympics & ParalympicsGeneral World History

Publisher Price: $27.50

ISBN10: 1789144574
ISBN13: 9781789144574
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Published: Sep 14 2021
Pages: 456
Weight: 1.85
Height: 1.70 Width: 6.20 Depth: 9.20
Language: English
This first global history of sports offers all spectators and participants reason to cheer--and to think.

Games People Played is, surprisingly, the first global history of sports. The book shows how sports have been practiced, experienced, and made meaningful by players and fans throughout history. It assesses how sports developed and diffused across the globe, as well as many other aspects, from emotion, discrimination, and conviviality; politics, nationalism, and protest; and how economics has turned sports into a huge consumer industry. It shows how sports are sociable and health-giving, and also contribute to charity. However, it also examines their dark side: sports' impact on the environment, the use of performance-enhancing drugs, and match-fixing. Covering everything from curling to baseball, boxing to motor racing, this book will appeal to anyone who plays, watches, and enjoys sports, and wants to know more of their history and global impact.

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