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More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Joel Nathan Rosen and Maureen M. Smith


This collection takes a critical look at athletic celebrity on the part of athletes who enjoy worldwide reputations without necessarily breaking into the more narrowly defined North American sporting terrain. This volume, which chronicles the reputational arcs of athletes in such diverse sports as surfing, motocross, Grand Prix Racing, distance running, and even sumo wrestling, as well as more widespread competitions including tennis, cricket, and world football, to name but a few, are presented as a means to underscore the notion that sport, regardless of type and place, helps foster individu ... More

Keywords: Celebrity, International sport, Athleticism, Reputation, Competitors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781496809889
Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496809889.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joel Nathan Rosen, editor
Moravian College

Maureen M. Smith, editor
Sacramento State University

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Suzanne Lenglen

—Nancy E. Spencer

Valentino Rossi

—Sean Bell

Andy Murray

—Lisa Doris Alexander and Dan Travis

The Interaction of Personal, Local, and Global Forces

—Dong Jinxia, Zhong Yijing, and Li Luyang

Duke Kahanamoku

—Joel S. Franks

Chad Rowan

—Mark Panek

From Out of the Shadows of Invisibility

—Cláudia Samuel Kessler and Silvana Vilodre Goellner

Murali and Sanga

—Gamage Harsha Perera and Tim B. Swartz

Grete Waitz

—Theresa Walton-Fisette

Rodney Marsh

—Dominic Standish

Ayrton Senna

—Viral Shah

Katarina Witt

—Annette R. Hofmann

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