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Sport as symbol : images of the athlete in art, literature and song / Mari Womack.

Author/Creator:
Womack, Mari.
Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2003.
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 243 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Subjects:
Sports in art.
Contents:
Sport as symbol
Heroic dramas and athletic actors
Adversary in nature
Hunt: power of life and death
Hunt domesticated: ritual origins of the bullfight
Human adversary
Combat sports: the socialization of conflict
War games
Adversary within
Transcending time and space
Metaphors of love, death, and rebirth
Symbolic actors and social dramas
High priests and super stars.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-237) and index.
ISBN:
0786415797 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
OCLC:
51914256
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