Embodied Nation
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Simon Creak
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-31 - Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

This strikingly original book examines how sport and ideas of physicality have shaped the politics and culture of modern Laos. Viewing the country's extraordinary transitions—from French colonialism to royalist nationalism to revolutionary socialism to the modern development state—through the lens of physical culture, Simon Creak's lively and incisive narrative illuminates
National Bodies/embodied Nations
Language: en
Pages: 496
Authors: Julie Avril Minich
Categories: American drama
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: ProQuest

This dissertation examines the intersection of disability with race and gender in texts that seek to reconfigure or critique nationalism. Previous disability scholarship on the nation has viewed the nation as a concept predicated on the able body, coinciding with feminist and anti-racist critiques positing nationalism as a construct grounded
History on the Run
Language: en
Pages: 271
Authors: Ma Vang
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-22 - Publisher: Duke University Press

During its secret war in Laos (1961–1975), the United States recruited proxy soldiers among the Hmong people. Following the war, many of these Hmong soldiers migrated to the United States with refugee status. In History on the Run Ma Vang examines the experiences of Hmong refugees in the United States
Remaking the Nation
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Sarah Radcliffe, Dr Sallie Westwood, Sallie Westwood
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-08-12 - Publisher: Routledge

Remaking the Nation presents new ways of thinking about the nation, nationalism and national identities. Drawing links between popular culture and indigenous movements, issues of 'race' and gender, and ideologies of national identity, the authors draw on their work in Latin America to illustrate their retheorisation of the politics of
The History and Politics of Sport-for-Development
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Simon C. Darnell, Russell Field, Bruce Kidd
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-04 - Publisher: Springer

This book focuses on the major social and political forces that have shaped the ways in which sport has been understood, organized, and contested in an effort to engender social change. Integrating the history of international development with the history of modern sport, the authors examine the underpinnings of sport-for-development