Cabinet 56 - Sports

Cabinet 56 - Sports

by Sina Najafi

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 23/06/2015

 
Athletic contests are nearly as old as human society itself. They have grown and flourished across the millennia and around the world, and today form the basis of a global industry worth in excess of six hundred billion dollars. And such games are not just for the players: audiences' fascination with sports also make them a productive sphere through which to consider questions of spectatorship, tribalism and belonging. Cabinet 56, with a special section on "Sports," includes Leland de la Durantaye on the new geometries of tennis; Carla Wing on squash and the colonial history of rubber; and Hal Foster on the ritualistic dimensions of soccer. Elsewhere in the issue: Adam Jasper on how homes built by freed slaves in Liberia mimicked the Palladian style of US plantation mansions; Augusto Corriere on the disassembly and reassembly of a Munich theater during World War II; Carol Mavor on the aesthetics of middleness; and more.
ISBN:
9781932698640
9781932698640
Category:
Popular culture
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
23-06-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cabinet
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
247.65x196.85mm
Weight:
0kg

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