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Theory from the Bleachers: Reading German Sports and Culture

Course Description: 

German culture past and present through the lens of sports. Intellectual, societal, and historical-political contexts. Comparisons to Britain, France, and the U.S. The concepts of Körperkultur, Leistung, Show, Verein, and Haltung. Fair play, the relation of team and individual, production and deconstruction of sports heroes and heroines, and sports nationalism. Sources include sports narrations and images, attendance at sports events, and English and German texts. Taught in German.

Subject: 
OSPBER
Subject (Full): 
Overseas Studies in Berlin
Academic Year: 
2014-2015
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-A-II
Geography: 
Germany