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Striving for balance: modernity and elite sport from an Islamic perspective

Omar, Abdul Hafidz and Gilbert, Keith (2006) Striving for balance: modernity and elite sport from an Islamic perspective. Penerbit UTM, Skudai, Johor Bahru. ISBN 983–52–0397–0


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Striving for Balance: Modernity and Elite Sport from an Islamic perspective explores serious issues related to high performance sport in the Islamic world and the effects of the Western World on individual athlete’s perceptions. The matters explored are not only crucial to the development of elite sport in Islamic countries but are supported by invaluable data gathered at the Malaysian Commonwealth Games. Eash chapter deals with differing issues such as ‘reflection of the past’, ‘religion and culture’, ‘Islamic values’, and the influence of ‘faith’ on the athlete’s behaviour. There is an attempt throughout to review the conflicting cultures, hence the title, and to suggest opportunities for reflecting upon the influences of religion and culture in the Malay context. Finally issues which require resolving are tackeld and suggestions given to rectify some of the problematics.

Item Type:Book
Uncontrolled Keywords:Striving for balance, Islamic perspective, Modernity and Elite Sport,
Subjects:L Education
ID Code:30007
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:11 Apr 2013 03:43
Last Modified:27 Sep 2017 07:43

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