The Cambridge Companion to Football


Author: Rob Steen,Jed Novick,Huw Richards
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107014840
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 313
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Football is the world's most popular sport. It is a cultural phenomenon and a global media spectacle. For its billions of fans, it serves as a common language. But where does its enduring popularity come from? Featuring essays from prominent experts in the field, scholars and journalists, this Companion covers ground seldom attempted in a single volume about football. It examines the game's oft-disputed roots and traces its development through Europe, South America and Africa, analysing whether resistance to the game is finally beginning to erode in China, India and the United States. It dissects the cult of the manager and how David Beckham redefined sporting celebrity. It investigates the game's followers, reporters and writers, as well as its most zealous money makers and powerful administrators. A valuable resource for students, scholars and general readers, The Cambridge Companion to Football is a true and faithful companion for anyone fascinated by the people's game.

The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Culture


Author: Celia Marshik
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107049261
Category: Art
Page: 279
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This companion provides students and scholars alike with an interdisciplinary approach to literary modernism. Through essays written on a range of cultural contexts, this collection helps readers understand the significant changes in belief systems, visual culture, and pastimes that influenced, and were influenced by, the experimental literature published around 1890-1945.

The Cambridge Companion to Baseball


Author: Leonard Cassuto,Stephen Partridge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139826204
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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Baseball is much more than a game. As the American national pastime, it has reflected the political and cultural concerns of US society for over 200 years, and generates passions and loyalties unique in American society. This Companion examines baseball in culture, baseball as culture, and the game's global identity. Contributors contrast baseball's massive, big-business present with its romanticized origins and its evolution against the backdrop of American and world history. The chapters cover topics such as baseball in the movies, baseball and mass media, and baseball in Japan and Latin America. Between the chapters are vivid profiles of iconic characters including Babe Ruth, Ichiro and Walter O'Malley. Crucial moments in baseball history are revisited, ranging from the 1919 Black Sox gambling scandal to recent controversies over steroid use. A unique book for fans and scholars alike, this Companion explains the enduring importance of baseball in America and beyond.

The Cambridge Companion to International Law


Author: James Crawford,Martti Koskenniemi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521190886
Category: Law
Page: 471
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A concise, intellectually rigorous and politically and theoretically informed introduction to the context, grammar, techniques and projects of international law.

The Cambridge Companion to Singing


Author: John Potter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521627092
Category: Music
Page: 286
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This is the only book to cover in detail so many aspects of the voice, ranging from medieval music to Madonna and beyond. Almost anything one wants to know about singing practices and singing styles can be found here in chapters that cover world music, rock, rap and jazz; European art song, ensemble singing, the English cathedral tradition and the choral movement in the United States; Renaissance, Baroque and Classical singing treatises, contemporary vocal techniques, children's choirs and the teaching of singing today. The contributors are leading international performers and specialists.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek Tragedy


Author: P. E. Easterling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521423519
Category: History
Page: 392
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This book deals with the historical context of ancient Greek tragic performances, with the plays themselves, and with later adaptation and re-performance, down to modern times.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture


Author: Michael Higgins,Clarissa Smith,John Storey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827952
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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British culture today is the product of a shifting combination of tradition and experimentation, national identity and regional and ethnic diversity. These distinctive tensions are expressed in a range of cultural arenas, such as art, sport, journalism, fashion, education, and race. This Companion addresses these and other major aspects of British culture, and offers a sophisticated understanding of what it means to study and think about the diverse cultural landscapes of contemporary Britain. Each contributor looks at the language through which culture is formed and expressed, the political and institutional trends that shape culture, and at the role of culture in daily life. This interesting and informative account of modern British culture embraces controversy and debate, and never loses sight of the fact that Britain and Britishness must always be understood in relation to the increasingly international context of globalisation.

A Friday Night Lights Companion

Love, Loss, and Football in Dillon, Texas
Author: Leah Wilson
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1935618903
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
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Called one of the best shows on TV by more than a dozen media publications, including Time and Entertainment Weekly, Friday Night Lights is not just one of the most critically acclaimed shows on air, it’s also one of the most watchable. Despite its focus on high school football, its masterfully crafted characters and honestly portrayed relationships make its portrait of small town Texas life compelling and relatable in ways that have nothing to do with field goals or touchdowns. Love, Loss, and Dillon Football: A Friday Night Lights Companion explores the victories and pitfalls of Dillon, Texas – both the town itself and those who live and love there. Because Friday Night Lights is so much more than just a teenage football drama: it’s about the struggle to not get trapped in the circumstances one is born into. It’s about love, it’s about loss, and, yes, it’s even about football.

The Cambridge Diaries

A Tale of Friendship, Love and Economics
Author: C. N. Barton
Publisher: Janus Publishing Company Lim
ISBN: 1857566661
Category: Fiction
Page: 426
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As soon as Joshua Bailey arrives at Cambridge University he feels like a fish out of water, but his economics classes and extra-curricular activities leave him little time to debate whether or not he actually belongs in this world of southern affluence and centuries-old academic tradition. Soon Josh is fully engaged in the highs and lows of college life, from friendships that wax and wane and would-be romances to wild parties and subsequent hangovers. Carefully capturing the passion and intensity of university life, this coming-of-age tale confronts the challenges of entering adulthood and reveals the lasting impact of relationships forged during the unforgettable college years.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature


Author: Dinah Birch
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191030848
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 1184
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The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

Mercy!

A Celebration of Fenway Park's Centennial Told Through Red Sox Radio and TV
Author: Curt Smith
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597979368
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 276
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The history of Fenway Park, in its Voice's words

The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914


Author: Chris Cook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134240341
Category: History
Page: 368
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The Routledge Companion to Britain in the Nineteenth Century, 1815–1914 is an accessible and indispensable compendium of essential information on the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Using chronologies, maps, glossaries, an extensive bibliography, a wealth of statistical information and nearly two hundred biographies of key figures, this clear and concise book provides a comprehensive guide to modern British history from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to the outbreak of the First World War. As well as the key areas of political, economic and social development of the era, this book also covers the increasingly emergent themes of sexuality, leisure, gender and the environment, exploring in detail the following aspects of the nineteenth century: parliamentary and political reform chartism, radicalism and popular protest the Irish Question the rise of Imperialism the regulation of sexuality and vice the development of organised sport and leisure the rise of consumer society. This book is an ideal reference resource for students and teachers alike.

Freakonomics

überraschende Antworten auf alltägliche Lebensfragen ; [warum wohnen Drogenhändler bei ihren Müttern? Führt mehr Polizei zu weniger Kriminalität? Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Macht gute Erziehung glücklich?]
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442154517
Category:
Page: 411
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Sind Swimmingpools gefährlicher als Revolver? Warum betrügen Lehrer? Der preisgekrönte Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Steven D. Levitt kombiniert Statistiken, deren Zusammenführung und Gegenüberstellung auf den ersten Blick absurd erscheint, durch seine Analysetechnik aber zu zahlreichen Aha-Effekten führt. Ein äußerst unterhaltsamer Streifzug durch die Mysterien des Alltags, der uns schmunzeln lässt und stets über eindimensionales Denken hinausführt.

Sport, History, and Heritage

Studies in Public Representation
Author: Jeff Hill,Kevin Moore,Jason Wood
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 1843837889
Category: History
Page: 283
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An examination of the relationship between sport and its cultural heritage.

Starship Troopers

der Roman zum Film von Paul Verhoeven
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783404141593
Category: Science fiction
Page: 334
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Die Menschheit befindet sich ein einem unerbittlichen Krieg mit den Bugs, Insektenwesen aus den Tiefen des Weltalls, einem Krieg, der alle Lebensbereiche durchdringt. Die Bürgerrechte werden auf der Erde nur jenem zugesprochen, der seinen Militärdienst geleistet hat. Auch die Soldaten an Bord der Rodger Young müssen in den Kampf zeihen. Sie sind Starship Troopers, die Infanteristen in diesem galaktischen Konflikt, und sie trifft der Schrecken, die Einsamkeit und die Angst am härtesten ... 1959 erhielt Robert Heinlein für diesen Roman den Hugo Award, einen der international bedeutendsten Preise der Science Fiction. Seit seinem Erscheinen löst er immer wieder heftige Diskussionen aus. Eines ist jedoch sicher: Er ist einer der spannendsten Romane des Autors und zählt zu seinen Schlüsselwerken. Aufwendig fürs Kino verfilmt wurde das Buch Ende der 90er Jahre von Paul Verhoeven.

"Ergo perit coelum--"

die Supernova des Jahres 1572 und die Überwindung der aristotelischen Kosmologie
Author: Michael Weichenhan
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9783515083744
Category: History
Page: 688
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In der traditionellen Kosmologie galt seit Aristoteles der Himmel als unver�nderlich. Die Erscheinung eines neuen Sterns 1572 und der Kometen nach 1577 erschuetterten diese Gewi�heit. Auf Grund pr�ziser Beobachtungen und Berechnungen gelang der Nachweis, da� die Region oberhalb des Mondes im Gegensatz zur Kosmologie des Aristoteles ver�nderlich ist. Das letzte Drittel des 16. Jahrhunderts erweist sich demnach astronomiegeschichtlich nicht allein von der allm�hlichen Rezeption des heliostatischen Weltsystems gepr�gt, sondern st�rker noch von den Interpretationen �neuer� Erscheinungen am Himmel. Der Band zeichnet die Geschichte der Auffassungen von der Unver�nderlichkeit des Himmels seit Aristoteles nach, diskutiert einzelne traditionelle Alternativen und zeigt, in welch unterschiedlichen Kontexten die neuen Objekte des Himmels interpretiert wurden. Indem neben astronomischen und philosophischen Konzeptionen auch astrologische und theologische Vorstellungen thematisiert werden, entsteht ein Bild der Genese neuzeitlicher wissenschaftlicher Kosmologie, das deren Facettenreichtum zur Geltung bringt. �W.s Werk, das mit dem in dieser Weise exponierten Brahe um einen eigenen Helden kreist, ist von stupender Gelehrsamkeit. Der begrenzende Untertitel verstellt den Blick dafuer, dass hier ueber weite Strecken eine Einfuehrung in die astronomische Diskussion des Mittelalters und der Fruehen Neuzeit gegeben und ein Entwurf zum Verstz�ndnis ihrer Entwicklung geboten wird. [�] Aber das ist nur ein h�chst willkommener Nebeneffekt einer Dissertation, die vorbehaltlos als Opus magnum anzusprechen ist.� Theologische Literaturzeitung .

Vom Ritual zum Theater

Der Ernst des menschlichen Spiels
Author: Victor Turner
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593389088
Category: Social Science
Page: 198
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Victor Turner hat in diesem erstmals 1982 erschienenen Buch Maßstäbe für die Anwendung ethnologischer, an »fremden Kulturen« gewonnener Erkenntnisse gesetzt. Er hat die Rituale, Symbole und Interaktionsformen der Industriegesellschaft dem ethnologischen Blick ausgesetzt und dabei ihre Theatralität und ihre Spielstrukturen erforscht: die Inszenierungen und Rollenspiele des Alltags. Besonders interessierte Turner sich dabei für gesellschaftliche Krisensituationen beziehungsweise »soziale Dramen« und die Funktionen von Ritual und Spiel bei ihrer Bewältigung. Sein Forschungsansatz hat nachhaltige Wirkungen entfaltet, unter anderem in den Arbeiten von Erving Goffman. In ihrer für diese Ausgabe neu verfassten Einleitung verbindet Erika Fischer-Lichte die Perspektive von Turner mit aktuellen Theorien des Performativen und der Aufführung.

Giacomo Meyerbeer

Reputation without Cause? A Composer and his Critics
Author: Jennifer Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443830720
Category: Music
Page: 315
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Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791–1864) was the most successful composer of grand operas in nineteenth-century Paris, whose music continued to be frequently performed worldwide into the following century. Today, recent scholars acknowledge his stature but his operas have become stage rarities. There is normally a gap on shelves in libraries and bookshops between Mendelssohn and Mozart (Messaien and Monteverdi for the better resourced). There is no biography or broad evaluation of Meyerbeer in print in English. This study of the vicissitudes of Meyerbeer’s reputation complements introductions to his works and the volumes of academic essays in English and other European languages. While reputation forming has recently offered several interesting studies, it is rare for a composer to be the subject. This volume will be of interest primarily to opera enthusiasts, and to libraries and musicologists worldwide.

Football: The Rugby Union Game


Author: Francis Marshall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108083943
Category: History
Page: 532
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Referee Frank Marshall (1845-1906) became president of the Yorkshire Rugby Union in 1890, and quickly made himself unpopular by enforcing the 'amateur' status of players. Featuring team lists and match results, this classic 1892 illustrated history covers rugby at all levels, including early international encounters.