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Title Beyond boycotts : sport during the Cold War in Europe / edited by Philippe Vonnard, Nicola Sbetti, and Grégory Quin ; afterword by Martin Polley.

Published Berlin ; Boston : Watler de Gruyter GmbH, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  796.094 BEYO    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Rethinking the Cold War ; volume 1.
Rethinking the Cold War (Berlin, Germany) ; v. 1.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-228) and index.
Contents First Part Creating relations between European states. Sport as tool of diplomacy -- Playing at the border of the Cold War: The case of the city of Trieste (1945-1948) / Nicola Sbetti Sbetti, Nicola 17 -- An Even Colder War?: Specialization and Scientization in the Training methods for Cross-Country Skiing from the 1940s in Sweden and the Soviet Union / Daniel Svensson Svensson, Daniel, Anna Åberg Åberg, Anna 33 -- Athletes of Diplomacy: Francoism, Sport and the Cold War during the 1960s / Juan Antonio Simón Simón, Juan Antonio 55 -- Second part A European space of exchanges. Crossing the Iron Curtain with sport -- Emergence of Europe-wide collaboration and competition: Soviet sports interactions in Europe. 1945-mid-1960s. / Sylvain Dufraisse Dufraisse, Sylvain 71 -- Building bridges between separated Europeans: The role of UEFA's competitions in East-West exchanges (1955-1964) / Philippe Vonnard Vonnard, Philippe, Kevin Marston Marston, Kevin 85 -- Cooperation and conflict: The case of the European Sports Conference in the 1970s and 1980s / Stefan Scholl Scholl, Stefan 109 -- Third Part Globalizing sport. Europe as a site of international sporting diplomacy -- "Shooting Hoops with Foreign Teams": Basketball Ambassadors on US Military Bases in France (1916-1961) / François Doppler-Speranza Doppler-Speranza, François 135 -- Ghana Young Pioneers: Intertwining global connections to build a Pan-Africanist youth / Claire Nicolas Nicolas, Claire 157 -- "The Russian deadpan expert" vs "America's white hope": The personal, the national, and the global in the "Cold War" of chess / Souvik Naha Naha, Souvik 179 -- A forgotten "ping-pong diplomacy"?: About the Chinese ping-pong players' tour of Switzerland (1972) / Quentin Tonnerre Tonnerre, Quentin, Grégory Quin Quin, Grégory 195.
Summary "During the Cold War, sport was used as a means of diplomacy between the two blocks, allowing exchanges between East and West across the Iron Curtain. Focusing on Europe, this book offers new insights in sports history, a growing research field, which up to know offered relatively few studies on the Cold War era"-- Provided by publisher.
Other author Vonnard, Philippe, editor.
Sbetti, Nicola, editor.
Quin, Grégory, editor.
Subject Sports -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Sports -- Political aspects -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Cold War -- Political aspects -- Europe.
Europe -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9783110526660 (hardcover)
3110526662 (hardcover)