By Barbara J. Keys
during this outstanding ebook, Barbara Keys deals the 1st significant learn of the political and cultural ramifications of overseas activities competitions within the a long time ahead of international battle II. She examines the transformation of occasions just like the Olympic video games and the realm Cup from rather small-scale occasions to the pricy, celebrity-packed, politically resonant, globally renowned leisure extravaganzas commonly used to us this present day. targeting the us, Nazi Germany, and the Soviet Union, she info how international locations of generally various ideologies have been attracted to perform the rising international tradition. She tells of Hollywood and Coca-Cola jazzing up the 1932 Olympic video games in l. a., of Hitler crowing over the 1936 Berlin video games, and of the conflict among democracy and dictatorship within the famed boxing suits among Joe Louis and Max Schmeling. Keys additionally provides the best debts so far of the Soviet dating to Western activities earlier than the increase of the "big pink activities machine."
whereas overseas game should be manipulated for nationalist reasons, it used to be additionally a car for values--such as individualism and universalism--that subverted nationalist ideologies. The Nineteen Thirties have been hence a decade not only of clash yet of cultural integration, which laid a starting place for the postwar progress of foreign ties.
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Hygienic concerns in turn gave rise to physical culture movements that aimed to resuscitate what many observers saw as a tired and effete civilization. By the 1880s prominent right-wing nationalist groups were agitating for mass participation in physical exercise programs. Rather than embracing sport, however, many French hygienists favored Swedish gymnastics. 19 Most English observers were naturally convinced that their system of competitive sports produced far superior results, both physical and moral, than the gymnastics systems that dominated the Continent.
In philosophy and practice, gymnastics represented a starkly different model of physical recreation. Unlike sport, gymnastics was primarily noncompetitive; instead of quantifiable achievement, it Sport, the State, and International Politics 19 emphasized process and posture. ”3 From the late nineteenth century until World War II, gymnastics and sport were antagonists in a battle for supremacy in the field of popular recreation. ”4 A thriving workers’-sport movement posed a similar challenge to modern sport in interwar Europe.
The debate has continued to rage to the present day. One side argues that global sport contests inflame nationalist passions and incite international hostility. ” The other side argues with equal conviction that international contests, by bringing people of different races and nationalities face-to-face in friendly competition, leads both competitors and fans to a deeper understanding of other groups, an understanding that naturally serves to promote peace. The experience of the twentieth century has in many respects borne out Maurras’s predictions.
Globalizing Sport: National Rivalry and International Community in the 1930s by Barbara J. Keys