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Sports, Culture, and Gender in Comparative Perspective

Course Description: 

Theory and history of mass spectator sports and their role in modern societies. Comparisons with U.S., Britain, and France; the peculiarities of sports in German culture. Body and competition cultures, with emphasis on the entry of women into sports, the modification of body ideals, and the formation and negotiation of gender identities in and through sports. The relationship between sports and politics, including the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

Subject (Full): 
Overseas Studies in Berlin
Academic Year: 
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-Gender, WAY-ED
United Kingdom
United States