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With God on their side : sport in the service of religion

Sport and religion are two of the central currents of global culture and society. This collection examines in detail the intersection of sport and religion from an international, religiously pluralistic perspective
Print Book, English, 2002
Routledge, London, 2002
Cross-cultural studies
ix, 204 pages ; 24 cm
9780415259606, 9780415259613, 9780203995341, 9780415862929, 0415259606, 0415259614, 0203995341, 0415862922
1.With God on their Side: An Introduction 2. Catholics and Sport in Northern Ireland: Exclusiveness or Inclusiveness? 3. Stadium Politics: Sport, Islam and Amazigh Consciousness in France and North Africa 4. 'We Are Red, White and Blue, We Are Catholic, Why Aren't You?' Religion and Soccer Subculture Symbolism 5. Women, Sport and American Jewish Identity in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries 6. Manly Catholicism: Making Men in Catholic Public Schools, 1945-1980 7. Religion, Race and Rugby in 'Coloured' Cape Town 8. Appeasing the Gods: Shinto, Sumo and 'True' Japanese Spirit 9. What Makes a Man? Religion, Sport and Negotiating Masculine Identity in the Promise Keepers 10. Muhammad Speaks and Muhammad Ali: Intersections of the Nation of Islam and Sport in the 1960's 11. Epilogue