Martial Arts of the World An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation 2 volumes

Soet, John S. 2001. Martial Arts around the World II. Burbank, CA: Unique Publications. Stickgrappler. 2002. “Stickgrappler's Martial Arts Archives,” http://stickgrappler.tripod.com/52/52.html, accessed April 19, 2009. Wiggins, David.

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Author: Thomas A. Green

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598842449

Category: Social Science

Page: 663

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This book is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference ever published on the wide range of martial arts disciplines practiced in cultures around the world. • Includes the scholarship of 67 expert, international contributors • Presents 30 images of martial arts in practice • Offers bibliographic lists at the end of each section pointing to further reading in print and online • Includes a comprehensive index in each volume

Martial Arts of the World

Soet, John S. 2001. Martial Arts around the World II. Burbank, CA: Unique Publications. Stickgrappler. 2002. “Stickgrappler's Martial Arts Archives,” http://stickgrappler.tripod.com/52/52.html, accessed April 19, 2009. Wiggins, David.

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Author: Thomas A. Green

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598842432

Category: Reference

Page: 663

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This book is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference ever published on the wide range of martial arts disciplines practiced in cultures around the world. * Includes the scholarship of 67 expert, international contributors * Presents 30 images of martial arts in practice * Offers bibliographic lists at the end of each section pointing to further reading in print and online * Includes a comprehensive index in each volume

Martial Arts Around the Globe

yanmar has a variety of martial arts that are sometimes grouped under the term thaing, which means “self-defense. ... Thaing became less popular while the British ruled the country from 1888 until World War II, which ended in 1945.

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Author: Jim Ollhoff

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781617843440

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Explores martial arts around the globe, weaving together history, culture, geography and politics.

Inked Tattoos and Body Art around the World 2 volumes

O'Neil, wears a number of poorly drawn homemade tattoos, and Warrior, starring Tom Hardy as mixed martial arts fighter Tommy Riordan, who has both tribal and military tattoos (some of which are his own). Sometimes tattoos in films are ...

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Author: Margo DeMello

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690768

Category: Social Science

Page: 809

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In recent decades, tattoos have gone from being a subculture curiosity in Western culture to mainstream and commonplace. This two-volume set provides broad coverage of tattooing and body art in the United States today as well as around the world and throughout human history. • Provides the most complete global overview of tattooing and body art as it exists today and throughout history, available in one resource • Addresses the major practices, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which tattooing has played a central role in social and cultural practices • Covers individuals who helped popularize tattooing, the major theoretical issues surrounding tattooing, the laws and customs regarding tattooing, the many ways in which tattooing has played a role in various marketing and advertising campaigns, and the social movements that have influenced or been affected by tattooing • Includes a comprehensive list of resources such as magazines, organizations, websites, and museums devoted to tattooing as well as a glossary and comprehensive bibliography

Religious Violence Today Faith and Conflict in the Modern World 2 volumes

In China, martial arts are known as techniques of self-defense, as well as fighting methods. ... While Shaolin monks have been performing martial arts shows around the world, monks in numerous monasteries in China and Taiwan have ...

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Author: Michael Jerryson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440859915

Category: Religion

Page: 900

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Through sections containing overview essays and reference entries related to particular religions, this resource explores the rise of religious violence, hate crime, and persecution around the world. Religious violence and persecution have been growing steadily both within the United States and around the world. Drawing on the expertise of a wide range of scholars, this current and comprehensive reference helps readers understand the persecution of members of particular faiths as well as violence committed by members of those faiths. In doing so it promotes a greater understanding of the role of religion in global politics, domestic and international terrorism, and religious bigotry. The book contains sections on particular religious traditions from around the world. Each section begins with an overview essay surveying violence related to that particular religion, whether committed by or against members of that faith. Reference entries in each section then provide objective, fundamental information about particular topics related to violence and the religion discussed. The entries provide cross-references and suggestions for further reading, and the work closes with a bibliography of resources for further study. Sections are devoted to particular religions from around the world. Overview essays in each section survey religious violence associated with that particular faith. Reference entries in each section provide current fundamental information about specific topics related to religious violence within a faith tradition. Excerpts from primary source documents give readers first-hand accounts of religious violence for critical analysis. Cross-references and suggestions for further reading direct users to related topics and additional resources.

Fighting Scholars

Martial Arts Around the World II. Burbank, CA: Unique Publications. Souza, R. 2008. The Budo Challenge. Online: http://www.budochallenge.com/ (accessed 7 January 2012). Sparkes, Andrew C. 2009. 'Ethnography and the Senses: Challenges ...

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Author: Raúl Sánchez García

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781783083466

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 234

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‘Fighting Scholars’ offers the first book-length overview of the ethnographic study of martial arts and combat sports. The book’s main claim is that such activities represent privileged grounds to access different social dimensions, such as emotion, violence, pain, gender, ethnicity and religion. In order to explore these dimensions, the concept of ‘habitus’ is presented prominently as an epistemic remedy for the academic distant gaze of the effaced academic body. The book’s most innovative features are its empirical focus and theoretical orientation. While ethnographic research is a widespread and popular approach within the social sciences, combat sports and martial arts have yet to be sufficiently interrogated from an ethnographic standpoint. The different contributions of this volume are aligned within the same project that began to crystallize in Loïc Wacquant’s ‘Body and Soul’: the construction of a ‘carnal sociology’ that constitutes an exploration of the social world ‘from’ the body.

Folk Heroes and Heroines around the World 2nd Edition

The Eight Immortal warriors appear in the Taiwanese film Eight Immortals (1971) as well as Jackie Chan's Drunken Master (1978), which spawned several sequels and features the combat and martial arts styles of the Eight Immortals.

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Author: Graham Seal

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440838613

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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This comprehensive collection of folk hero tales builds on the success of the first edition by providing readers with expanded contextual information on story characters from the Americas to Zanzibar. • Supplies entries on folk tale characters worldwide that identify related heroes and heroines and provide additional contextual information • Features a geographical organization that enables readers to research a specific region's folk characters • Provides an alphabetical index as well as an index of heroic character types to facilitate cross-cultural and historical comparisons • Includes sidebars with passages from the folk tales, popular culture, and other items of interest

Folktales and Fairy Tales Traditions and Texts from around the World 2nd Edition 4 volumes

Traditions and Texts from around the World Anne E. Duggan Ph.D., Donald Haase Ph.D., Helen J. Callow ... In addition to the mythological musicals of the Bollywood tradition, the martial-arts film tradition of China and Japan has ...

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Author: Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692540

Category: Social Science

Page: 1590

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Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts

Mixed Martial Arts

Also in the aftermath of the war, karate began to spread around the world, arriving in the United States and in Europe. ... The end of World War II also was the end of certain types of martial arts training in Japan.

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Author: L. A. Jennings

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538141960

Category: Mixed martial arts

Page: 232

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This book is a fascinating history of mixed martial arts, from ancient fighting sports to the present day. It examines the growth and development of the different sports and features vignettes of famous moments in fighting history alongside stories of the fighters themselves.

Gender and Identity around the World 2 volumes

Examples of girls and women presenting as boys and men are found throughout Japan's history. ... During samurai training in the 1600s, as male youth were taught martial arts and the samurai honor code, a shudo arrangement might emerge ...

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Author: Chuck Stewart Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440867958

Category: Social Science

Page: 999

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This book provides an indispensable resource for high school and college students interested in the history and current status of gender identity formation and maintenance and how it impacts LGBTQ rights throughout the world. Gender and Identity around the World explores a variety of gender and LGBTQ experiences and issues in countries from all the world's regions. Guided by more than 50 recognized academic experts, readers will examine how gender and LGBTQ identities are developed, fought for, perceived, and policed in countries as diverse as France, Brazil, Russia, Jordan, Iraq, and China. Each chapter opens with a general introduction to a country or group of countries and flows into a discussion of gender and identity in terms of culture, education, family life, health and wellness, law, work, and activism in that region of the world. A section on contemporary issues specific to the country or group of countries follows this discussion. Readers gain in-depth information from more than 50 recognized experts writing from around the world Readers can compare and contrast life experiences from a number of different geopolitical and cultural regions Each chapter explores a country or region's gender and LGBTQ experiences in terms of culture, law, family life traditions, education, health and wellness practices, work norms, and activist movements