Moving the Goalposts

A History of Sport and Society in Britain since 1945
Author: Martin Polley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134766890
Category: History
Page: 248
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Martin Polley provides a survey of sport in Britain since 1945 and examines sport's place in British culture. He discusses issues of class, gender, race, commerce and politics, as well as analysing contemporary sport.

White Heat

A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties
Author: Dominic Sandbrook
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349141282
Category: History
Page: 976
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Harold Wilson's famous reference to 'white heat' captured the optimistic spirit of a society in the midst of breathtaking change. From the gaudy pleasures of Swinging London to the tragic bloodshed in Northern Ireland, from the intrigues of Westminster to the drama of the World Cup, British life seemed to have taken on a dramatic new momentum. The memories, images and colourful personalities of those heady times still resonate today: mop-tops and mini-skirts, strikes and demonstrations, Carnaby Street and Kings Road, Harold Wilson and Edward Heath, Mary Quant and Jean Shrimpton, Enoch Powell and Mary Whitehouse, Marianne Faithfull and Mick Jagger. In this wonderfully rich and readable historical narrative, Dominic Sandbrook looks behind the myths of the Swinging Sixties to unearth the contradictions of a society caught between optimism and decline.

Making Sport History

Disciplines, identities and the historiography of sport
Author: Pascal Delheye
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136289720
Category: History
Page: 262
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The field of sport history is a relatively new research domain, situated at the intersection of a number of disciplines and sub-disciplines. This interdisciplinarity has created interesting avenues for growth and fresh thinking but also inherent problems of coherence and identity. Making Sport History examines the development of an academic community around sport history, exploring the roots of the discipline, its current boundaries, borders and challenges, and looking ahead at future prospects. Written by a team of world-leading sport historians, with commentaries from scholars working outside of the sport historical mainstream, the book considers key themes in the historiography of sport, including: The relationship between history, sport studies and physical education Comparative analysis of the role of historians in the writing of sport history Modern and post-modern approaches to sport history Race, gender and the sport historical establishment The role of scholarly organisations, conferences and journals in discipline-building Presenting new perspectives on what constitutes sport history and its core methodologies, the book helps explain why historians have become interested in sport, why they’ve chosen the topics they have, and how their work has influenced the wider world of history and been influenced by it. Making Sport History is essential reading for any advanced student, scholar or researcher with an interest in sport history, historiography, or the history and philosophy of the social sciences.

Sport and Society

A Student Introduction
Author: Barrie Houlihan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446236994
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
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Praise for the First Edition: "Barrie Houlihan's astonishingly ambitious and skilfully assembled collection examines the relations between sport, social policy and the social context that underlies the two. Organized around such themes as exclusion, commercialism and international comparisons, the book allows the reader to understand not only the centrality of sport to contemporary society, but the often perplexing policies that contrive to encourage or deny participation, promote or deter public sector involvement and support or undermine physical education. Importantly, Houlihan never prioritises the general over the particular, always striving to find detail amid the bigger picture." - Ellis Cashmore, Professor of Culture, Media and Sport, Staffordshire University "The most comprehensive study of contemporary issues in sport by leading international scholars. Houlihan's book is the answer to sports students' prayers, full of information, statistics, tables and figures, extensive guides to further reading and, most important of all, challenging ideas. A weighty vademecum for the early 21st century." - Jim Riordan Honorary Professor of Sports Studies, University of Stirling, Professor Emeritus at University of Surrey, and President of the European Sports History Association Fully updated and revised, the Second Edition of Barrie Houlihan's ground-breaking book provides students and lecturers with a one-stop text that is comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, accessible, international and engaging. Sport and Society allows students to: Approach the study of sport from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Understand the importance of social structure, power and inequality in analyzing the nature and significance of sport in society. Address the rapid commercialization and regulation of sport. Engage in comparative analysis to understand problems clearly and produce sound solutions. Expand their knowledge through chapter summaries, guides to further reading and extensive bibliographies. This Second Edition contains five brand new chapters, which reflect recent concerns with: young athletes and human rights, sport and the city, sport and violence, sport and health, and sport and Islam. A superb teaching text, it will be relished by lecturers seeking an authoritative introduction to sport and society and students who want a relevant, enriching text for their learning and research needs.

Amateurs and Professionals in Post-War British Sport


Author: Dilwyn Porter,Adrian Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135307377
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 214
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The pressures and demands of professionalism and commercialization have transformed Britain's sports. At the end of the 20th century sports have been packaged and marketed as mass entertainment for a national or even international audience. This volume explores different facets of this phenomenon.

The Association Game

A History of British Football
Author: Matthew Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317870077
Category: History
Page: 528
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The story of British football's journey from public school diversion to mass media entertainment is a remarkable one. The Association Game traces British football from the establishment of the earliest clubs in the nineteenth century to its place as one of the prominent and commercialised leisure industries at the beginning of the twenty first century. It covers supporters and fandom, status and culture, big business, the press and electronic media and development in playing styles, tactics and rules. This is the only up to date book on the history of British football, covering the twentieth century shift from amateur to professional and whole of the British Isles, not just England.

Sport in Britain

A Bibliography of Historical Publications, 1800-1988
Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719025921
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 285
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Sports History

A Practical Guide
Author: Martin Polley
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137166401
Category: History
Page: 208
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Why should we study the history of sport? What primary sources do sports historians use? How can you make your own sports history work more sophisticated and professional? If you are studying sport or history, and are looking for a deeper appreciation of the ideas and methods involved in the historical study of sport, then this book is essential reading. Through themed chapters, Martin Polley explores: - the nature of sports history - the importance of the past in contemporary sport - the types of primary evidence that sports historians use. With numerous practical exercises designed to bring sports history to life, a glossary and extensive guidance to further resources, this indispensable book will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of sports history.

The Games People Play

Theology, Religion, and Sport
Author: Robert Ellis
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630873845
Category: Religion
Page: 336
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In The Games People Play, Robert Ellis constructs a theology around the global cultural phenomenon of modern sport, paying particular attention to its British and American manifestations. Using historical narrative and social analysis to enter the debate on sport as religion, Ellis shows that modern sport may be said to have taken on some of the functions previously vested in organized religion. Through biblical and theological reflection, he presents a practical theology of sport's appeal and value, with special attention to the theological concept of transcendence. Throughout, he draws on original empirical work with sports participants and spectators. The Games People Play addresses issues often considered problematic in theological discussions of sport such as gender, race, consumerism, and the role of the modern media, as well as problems associated with excessive competition and performance-enhancing substances. As Ellis explains, Sporting journalists often use religious language in covering sports events. Salvation features in many a headline, and talk of moments of redemption is not uncommon. Perhaps, somewhere beyond the cliched hyperbole, there is some theological truth in all this after all.

Female Football Fans

Community, Identity and Sexism
Author: C. Dunn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113739823X
Category: Social Science
Page: 136
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Most sociological work on football fandom has focused on the experience of men, and it usually talks about alcohol, fighting and general hooliganism. This book shows that there are some unique facets of female experience and fascinating negotiations of identity within the male-dominated world of men's professional football.

Reader's Guide to British History


Author: D. M. Loades
Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 1620
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"A masterful attempt to describe the historical secondary literature of the British Isles -- from prehistory to the present day -- the set is comprised of substantial essays of 1,000 to 3,000 words each on a wide array of subjects -- all written by pre-eminent scholars in language accessible to beginning students and advanced researchers. Each listed essay title is given a thorough annotation."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century

Decline and Renaissance?
Author: Richard Coopey,Peter Lyth
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 405
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This collection of fresh, incisive scholarship, by some of the leading business historians, critically examines the nature of economic recovery in Britain in recent years. Covering the key issues for business history in this period, the book confronts the traditional literature on conclusions of relative decline, and monocausal, simplistic explanations. It provides an impressive range of studies forming a platform for a new debate on the nature of British business in the 20th century. Themes include productivity, management, research and development, marketing, regional clusters and networks, industrial policy, the use of technology, and gender. Sector studies include newer, post-war hopefuls and successes including: * aerospace, * IT, * retail, * banking, * overseas investment, * the creative industries. The book demonstrates that our understanding of the historic strengths and weaknesses of business in Britain, and the shifting balance between sectors of the economy, has until now been poorly understood, and that British business history needs a fundamental reappraisal.

Sport in the Classroom

Teaching Sport-related Courses in the Humanities
Author: David L. Vanderwerken
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838633540
Category: Social Science
Page: 325
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A collection of essays that focuses on teaching sport-related classes in the humanities and social sciences. It is designed to aid university faculty in proposing or revising courses and features sample syllabi, assignment instructions, and examinations in the appendix to each essay.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport


Author: David Levinson,Karen Christensen
Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group LLC
ISBN: 9780974309118
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 1816
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"Covers the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sport, as well as the business of sports and key social issues"--Provided by publisher.

A Game That Would Pay

A Business History of Professional Football in Bradford
Author: A. J. Arnold
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Soccer
Page: 217
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Jews, Sports, and the Rites of Citizenship


Author: Jack Kugelmass
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 232
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To many, an association between Jews and sports seems almost oxymoronic--yet Jews have been prominent in boxing, basketball, and fencing, and some would argue that hurler Sandy Koufax is America's greatest athlete ever. In Jews, Sports, and the Rites of Citizenship, Jack Kugelmass shows that sports--significant in constructing nations and in determining their degree of exclusivity--also figures prominently in the Jewish imaginary. This interdisciplinary collection brings together the perspectives of anthropologists and historians to provide both methodological and regional comparative frameworks for exploring the meaning of sports for a minority population.

International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports


Author: Karen Christensen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780028649511
Category: Sports
Page: 1428
View: 8017

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Although the history of the female athlete can be traced back to ancient times, in the course of the last hundred years the world of women and sport has been wholly transformed. Hand in hand with advances in the social and political status of women has been a reconsideration of how women view physical activity. This A-Z reference presents an international overview which includes articles on individual sports, country surveys, biographies, examinations of sports culture and business, social issues, beauty and health issues, ethical issues, and more. Fully illustrated with photographs, charts, and informative sidebars.