The making of sporting cultures presents an analysis of western sport by examining how the collective passions and feelings of people have contributed to the making of sport as a way of life the popularity of sport is so pronounced in some cases that we speak of certain sports as national pastimes baseball in the united states soccer in britain and cricket in the caribbean are . Politically culturally emotionally and aesthetically sport is a major force in the modern world its impact will grow as the world embraces ever more tightly the contemporary secular trinity the english language technology and sport sport in the global society will continue to record sports phenomenal progress across the world stage. These are less likely to imply that sports culture can be hermetically sealed from its global national and local social context and are more attuned to the specific contingent ways in which sports culture can exert its influence on wider society this research and scholarship demands a closer attention to what constitutes sports how it is mediated and the diverse structurally influenced . The historical process of organized sports movement about a century shows that in western countries prerequisites for fast development of sport are based on contemporary social changesthe very emergence of high competitiveness in the sport was a reflection of a competitive society associated with liberal thinking a national physical culture reflects the basic trends of the values of society . Sport and memory in north america 1st edition steven wieting september 29 2001 cultures and nations remember themselves with select bodily images evocative rituals and texts this volume illustrates how sport is used in the creation maintenance and now global dissemination of a nations cherished values
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