Historical Social Research (HSR) 43 (2018) 2Special Issue: Visualities – Sports, Bodies, and Visual Sources (ed. Jörn Eiben & Olaf Stieglitz)
Body and movement are core elements of sport. This understanding is inextricably tied to and regularly updated through an abundance of sport images that appear in numerous media, from scientific treatises via manuals and handbooks, through to illustrated special interest magazines, from billboard posters to collectors’ cards and fine art, and from newsreels to Hollywood blockbusters.
The essays assembled in this HSR Special Issue take these close relationships between the physical and the visual aspects of sports seriously and propose a combined approach, in which the visuality of sporting bodies forms the centre of attention. They thus underline two important trends within recent historiography and suggest their relevance for sport history: First, the history of the body as an important perspective that particularly underlines the cultural turn within historiography, and, second, the remarkably growing interest in visual culture studies, which emphasize how the plurality of manners of watching and displaying powerfully structure our daily lives.
Reflecting the interdisciplinarity necessary for such an approach, the international group of authors comes from the academic fields of history, sport studies, media studies, literature, and art history. Their contributions cover a wide range of sport historical topics from Olympic Games as media events, to aerobic videos and feminism, from the importance of football paintings for national memory politics to depicting athletes as foreign enemies in the Cold War.
Furthermore this HSR 43 (2018) 2 contains a Mixed Issue with three articles.
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SPECIAL ISSUE - Sports, Bodies, and Visual Sources
Jörn Eiben & Olaf StieglitzDepicting Sporting Bodies - Visual Sources in the Writing of Sport History. An Introduction.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2.7-24
Mike O’MahonyThrough a Glass Darkly: Reflections on Photography and the Visual Representation of Sport.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2.25-38
Jens JägerA Fist on the Cover. Some Remarks on Visual Sources in Sports History.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2. 39-52
Markus StauffThe Assertive Image: Referentiality and Reflexivity in Sports Photography.doi: 10.12759/ hsr.43.2018.2.53-71
Michael KrügerVisual Sources in the History of Sports: Potential, Problems, and Perspectives with Selected Examples of Sporting Art.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2.72-92
Bernhard Hachleitner & Sema ColpanThe Wunderteam, Painted in Oil: Insights of Images / Insights through Images in Sport Studies.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2.93-108
Kasia BoddyAmerican Girl: The Iconographies of Helen Wills.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2.109-128
Matthias MarschikDepicting Hakoah. Images of a Zionist Sports Club in Interwar Vienna.doi: 10.12759/hsr. 43.2018.2.129-147
Melanie Woitas“Exercise Teaches You the Pleasure of Discipline” - The Female Body in Jane Fonda´s Aerobics Videos.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2.148-164
Barbara EnglertThe Hollywood Sports Film - Visualizing Hidden and Familiar Aspects of American Culture.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2.165-180
Eva Maria GajekMore than Munich 1972. Media, Emotions, and the Body in TV Broadcast of the 20th Summer Olympics.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2.181-202
Markus StauffThe Pregnant-Moment Photograph: The 1908 London Marathon and the Cross-Media Evaluation of Sport Performances.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2.203-219
Amanda ShumanNo Longer ‘Sick’: Visualizing ‘Victorious’ Athletes in 1950s Chinese Films.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2.220-250
Eric Linhart & Johannes RaabeMeasuring Party System Concentration Including the Cabinet Level.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2.253-276
Kevin T. HallLuftgangster over Germany: The Lynching of American Airmen in the Shadow of the Air War.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2.277-312
Jens O. ZinnThe Proliferation of ‘at risk’ in The Times: A Corpus Approach to Historical Social Change, 1785-2009.doi: 10.12759/hsr.43.2018.2.313-364
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