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Bale, John

Works: 63 works in 445 publications in 3 languages and 12,924 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Songs and music  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records (Sports) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: GV706.8, 306.483
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Bale
Sports geography by John Bale( )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Places are the means of identifying most sports teams, while sport both affects, and is affected by, the physical environment and landscape. This work explores the relationships between sport, place, location and landscape
Sites of sport : space, place, experience by John Bale( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The study of built environments such as gymnasiums, football stadiums, swimming pools and skating rinks provides unique information about the historical enclosure of the gendered and sexualised body, the body's capabilities, needs and desires. It illuminates the tensions between the globalising tendencies of sport and the importance of local culture and a sense of place." "This collection uses spatial concepts and examples to examine the nature and development of sporting practices. At a time when the importance of spatial theories and spatial metaphors to sport is being increasingly recognised, this pioneering work on the changing landscape of sporting life will appeal to students of the history, sociology and management of sport."--Jacket
Running cultures : racing in time and space by John Bale( )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Running Cultures provides new ways of seeing a familiar sporting phenomenon. It will appeal to both students and researchers with an interest in running in particular, and sport and leisure cultures more generally."--Jacket
Body cultures : essays on sport, space, and identity by Henning Eichberg( )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Body Cultures presents the first systematic 'reading' of Eichberg's work to be published in English, enabling readers to access and interpret his innovative ideas on 'body-cultures' for the first time, and suggesting fresh ways to conceptualise the transitions from pre-modernity to modernity and post-modernity
Sport and postcolonialsm [sic] by John Bale( )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2020 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sport was a major tool of colonial power, and postcolonialism manifests itself in the modern sporting world in several ways, including the huge number of world class athletes from former European empires and the exploitation of child-workers in postcolonial nations by the sporting goods industries. Many former colonial states place considerable importance on elite sport as a form of representation, yet a small number of such states oppose sport in its western form. This book explores the wealth of issues and experiences that comprise the postcolonial sporting world and questions whether sport can act as a form of resistance in postcolonial states and, if so, how such resistance might manifest itself in the rule-bound culture of sport. [from publisher's advertisement]
Post-Olympism? : questioning sport in the Twenty-first century by John Bale( )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2020 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing an overview of the ongoing significance of the Olympics, this book investigates issues such as the infamous 1936 events, racism, drug abuse and the Games and globalization
Sporting sounds : relationships between sport and music by Anthony Bateman( )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sporting Sounds presents an eclectic collection of essays, all of which are concerned with various relationships between sport and music. This unique book includes a range of international case studies, examines the use of music as a motivational aid for players, and the historical roots of music in sport
The brawn drain : foreign student-athletes in American universities by John Bale( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Global sports arena : athletic talent migration in an interdependent world by John Bale( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Athletes are on the move. In some sports this involves sport labour movement from one country to another within or between continents. In other sports athletes assume an almost nomadic migratory lifestyle, constantly on the move from one sport festival to another. In addition, sport migration is gaining momentum and is closely interwoven with the broader process of global sport development taking place in the late twentieth century." "Why do athletes decide to leave their native land? How do they cope with the experience of being in a foreign environment and how do people of their own culture and those of their host culture regard their departure and arrival? What do these movements of athletes reveal about the political economy of sport and about sport and nationhood?" "These and other questions and issues are addressed in this important collection of original essays by a distinguished international and interdisciplinary group of scholars - the first collection of its kind to examine the subject of sports talent migration."--Jacket
The stadium and the city by John Bale( )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the stadium a "prison", a "garden" or a "theatre" and do they contribute economically to the areas where they are built? This book explores the stadium as the principal container of the modern urban crowd as it draws on examples from Europe, North America and China
Kenyan running : movement culture, geography, and global change by John Bale( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early years of the 20th century, travel writers were awed by the physical presence and athletic prowess of the East African Maasai. Today, the record-breaking and championship-winning performances of Kenyan athletes are regularly part of the media sports circus. This book explores, for the first time in any depth, the "phenomenon" of Kenyan running
Sport, space, and the city by John Bale( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New economic demands are increasing the pressure on many clubs to relocate and to situate the stadium within the more lucrative structure of suburban leisure complexes. Fans are markedly less keen than developers on such a move. With the prospect of the loss of a sense of place the simple enjoyment of the game has been transformed into political activism
Sport and place : a geography of sport in England, Scotland and Wales by John Bale( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscapes of modern sport by John Bale( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a thesis that sports have emerged as highly rationalised representations of modernity which, possess the potential to eliminate regional differences as a result of their rule-bound, ordered, enclosed and predictably segmented forms of landscape. In addition, the geographical 'sameness' of sports space is encouraged by its synthetic and technological character
Perspectives in geographical education by John Bale( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-sport sentiments in literature : batting for the opposition by John Bale( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book seeks to take a critical view of sport from the perspective of the humanities, drawing on literature, specifically on the writings of selected novelists and poets. The principal aim is to widen an existing anti-sport discourse to include hitherto excluded voices from the world of literature. The book commences with a review of existing pro- and anti-sport discourses and then proceeds to examine, in turn, the written works of six eminent authors, excavating from their writings their anti-sport rhetorics. In its conclusion, the book draws together the broad themes discussed in the preceding chapters."--BOOK JACKET
The location of manufacturing industry : an introductory approach by John Bale( Book )

34 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roger Bannister and the four-minute mile by John Bale( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 6th May 1954, in what is regarded as one of the key moments in the history of modern sport, Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes. Fifty years on, Bannister's status, not just as a champion athlete but also as a true British hero, a gentleman and an amateur from a 'golden era' in sport, retains its unblemished appeal." "Thoroughly researched, this book gives insights into the history of track racing as well as early athletic training methods and the beginnings of sports science."--Jacket
Imagined Olympians : body culture and colonial representation in Rwanda by John Bale( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geography in the primary school by John Bale( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1987, this title provides primary school teachers with ideas by which geographical skills and ideas can be introduced in the primary school. John Bale shows how teachers can build on children's private geographies with practical learning strategies, examining approaches to the teaching of map skills, the ways in which the locality can be used and how information about distant places can best be relayed. An interesting, useful and relevant guide, this title will be of particular value for teachers and teachers in training, as well as those studying primary education more generally."--Taken from
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Sports geography
Sites of sport : space, place, experienceRunning cultures : racing in time and spaceBody cultures : essays on sport, space, and identitySport and postcolonialsm [sic]Post-Olympism? : questioning sport in the Twenty-first centurySporting sounds : relationships between sport and musicThe brawn drain : foreign student-athletes in American universitiesThe Global sports arena : athletic talent migration in an interdependent world
Alternative Names
Bale, John K. 1940-

Bale, John R. 1940-

Bale, John Richard

Bale, John Richard 1940-

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