publication . Article . 2006

the idea of the record

Parry, J.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Sport in History, volume 26, pages 197-214 (issn: 1746-0263, eissn: 1746-0271, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper examines the idea of the sports record and its relation to our ideas of excellence, achievement and progress. It begins by recovering and reviewing the work of Richard Mandell, whose definition of the record emphasizes three central ideas: statistic, athletic and recognition. It then considers the work of Henning Eichberg, Allen Guttmann and Mandell, from the 1970s onwards, on the genesis of the modern sports record, explaining and developing their ideas via a distinction between descriptive and emulative records, and between different kinds of emulative records. This then permits an analysis of contemporary athletic and sports records. The idea of th...
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free text keywords: Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, History, Epistemology, Excellence, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Advertising, Sociology, Law, Statistic, Mile
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publication . Article . 2006

the idea of the record

Parry, J.;