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Sports Geography

by John Bale

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  • ISBN: 9780419143901
  • ISBN10: 0419143904

Sports Geography

by John Bale

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish date: 09/01/1989
  • ISBN: 9780419143901
  • ISBN10: 0419143904
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Description: Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction. The geographical bases of modern sport.Space and sport. Sport space as symbol. Place attachment and sport. Performance and place. Cross cultural voyeurism. A data rich subject. Origins and diffusion of modern sport.Folk origins. From local to national. A global system. The growth of sport as innovation diffusion. Sport as social control. Conclusions. Some modern locational tendencies.Sports hierarchies. Periodic marketing of sport. Relocation. Shifting centres of success. Changing spatial margins of viability. Widening margins of recruitment. Conclusions. Economic geographical impacts.Spin-offs and multipliers. Fandoms. Negative impacts. An ecological note. Conclusions. Sport and Landscape.From landscape to sportscape. Confinement and artifice. Golf: a case study. Finding space for sport. Sport, environment and the senses. Conclusions. Sports regions.Mental sport maps. Identifying sports regions. Player migration patterns. International patterns of athletic productivity. Analysing the Olympics. Sport for all or few? Regions of interest and involvement. Patterns of regional change. Degrees of diversification. Conclusions. The spatial reorganisation of sports.Reorganising an existing sport pattern. Geographical reorganisation of fixture lists. Rationalizing recruiting. Concluding comments.Alternative frameworks? Some avenues to explore. Appendix. Author index. Subject index.
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