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Brown, Seth – Quest, 2012
De Coubertin developed the sport philosophy of Olympism and the Olympic Games as a response to social and political crisis to promote peace, fair play, and the development of Christian masculinity. The purpose of this paper is to examine how crisis discourse functions as an important shaper of contemporary understandings of Olympism and how…
Descriptors: Ideology, Peace, Athletics, Physical Education
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Hemphill, Dennis; Symons, Caroline – Quest, 2009
Sport-crazy Australia embodies in the public imagination a "fair go" ethos, giving everyone an equal opportunity to participate regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, or religion. At the same time, sport can be seen by others to be the last bastion of male power, which can make sport participation difficult for those perceived to be or…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality
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Smeal, Georgia; And Others – Quest, 1994
Information from feminist physical educators helps examine relationships between theoretical debates in feminism and feminist practice in secondary schools. The article discusses debates over equality, how theoretical struggles between feminists are handled in sport and physical education, and how calls for equality are understood as calls for…
Descriptors: Athletics, Equal Education, Females, Feminism