The sportification of judo: Global convergence and evolution

Shohei Sato*

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Article査読

17 被引用数 (Scopus)

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This article re-examines our understanding of modern sport. Today, various physical cultures across the world are practised under the name of sport. Almost all of these sports originated in the West and expanded to the rest of the world. However, the history of judo confounds the diffusionist model. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, a Japanese educationalist amalgamated different martial arts and established judo not as a sport but as 'a way of life'. Today it is practised globally as an Olympic sport. Focusing on the changes in its rules during this period, this article demonstrates that the globalization of judo was accompanied by a constant evolution of its character. The overall 'sportification' of judo took place not as a diffusion but as a convergence - a point that is pertinent to the understanding of the global sportification of physical cultures, and also the standardization of cultures in modern times.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)299-317
ページ数19
ジャーナルJournal of Global History
8
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 7 1
外部発表はい

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 履歴
  • 社会学および政治科学

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