Sport, Leisure and Culture in Twentieth-Century Britain


Author: Jeffrey Hill
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9780333726877
Category: History
Page: 241
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In Sport, Leisure and Culture in Twentieth-Century Britain, Jeffrey Hill examines the social history of recreation, including: the development of spectator sports; the attractions of the cinema; tourism; the role of the media; the significance of clubs and societies. Commercial, voluntary and state "sectors" of sport and leisure provision are all included, and relationships of social class, gender and ethnicity in sport and leisure are given prominence in an analysis which spans the whole century.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture


Author: Michael Higgins,Clarissa Smith,John Storey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827952
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: N.A
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British culture today is the product of a shifting combination of tradition and experimentation, national identity and regional and ethnic diversity. These distinctive tensions are expressed in a range of cultural arenas, such as art, sport, journalism, fashion, education, and race. This Companion addresses these and other major aspects of British culture, and offers a sophisticated understanding of what it means to study and think about the diverse cultural landscapes of contemporary Britain. Each contributor looks at the language through which culture is formed and expressed, the political and institutional trends that shape culture, and at the role of culture in daily life. This interesting and informative account of modern British culture embraces controversy and debate, and never loses sight of the fact that Britain and Britishness must always be understood in relation to the increasingly international context of globalisation.

Sport In History

An Introduction
Author: Jeffrey Hill
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137268069
Category: History
Page: 196
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This wide-ranging analysis of the key themes and developments in sports history provides an accessible introduction to the topic. The book examines sports history on a global scale, exploring the relationship between sports history and topics such as modernization, globalization, identity, gender and the media.

Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality


Author: Jennifer Hargreaves,Eric Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136326952
Category: Social Science
Page: 544
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The Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport sociology, covering the field comprehensively, as well as signalling ideas for future research and analysis. Wide-ranging across different historical periods, different sports, and different local and global contexts, the book incorporates personal, ideological and political narratives; varied conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches; and examples of complexities and nuanced ways of understanding the gendered and sexualized dynamics of sport. It examines structural and cultural forms of gender segregation, homophobia, heteronormativity and transphobia, as well as the ideological struggles and changes that have led to nuanced ways of thinking about the sport, gender and sexuality nexus. This is a landmark work of reference that will be a key resource for students and researchers working in sport studies, gender studies, sexuality studies or sociology.

The Field

Truth and Fiction in Sport History
Author: Douglas Booth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134459378
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
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2006 North American Society for Sports History Book of the Year The literature on sport history is now well established, taking in a wide range of themes and covering every activity from aerobics to zorbing. However, in comparison to most mainstream histories, sport history has rarely been called upon to question its foundations and account for the basis of its historical knowledge. In this book, Booth offers a rigorous assessment of sport history as an academic discipline, exploring the ways in which professional historians can gather materials, construct and examine evidence, and present their arguments about the sporting past. Part 1 examines theories of knowledge, while Part 2 goes on to scrutinize the uses of historical knowledge in popular and academic studies of sport history. With clear structure, examples, summary tables and a detailed glossary, The Field provides students, teachers and researchers with an unparalleled resource to tackle issues fundamental to the future of their subject, and sets the agenda for the debate to come.

The Making of Sporting Cultures


Author: John Hughson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317990684
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 152
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The Making of Sporting Cultures presents an analysis of western sport by examining how the collective passions and feelings of people have contributed to the making of sport as a ‘way of life’. The popularity of sport is so pronounced in some cases that we speak of certain sports as ‘national pastimes’. Baseball in the United States, soccer in Britain and cricket in the Caribbean are among the relevant examples discussed. Rather than regarding the historical development of sport as the outcome of passive spectator reception, this work is interested in how sporting cultures have been made and developed over time through the active engagement of its enthusiasts. This is to study the history of sport not only ‘from below’, but also ‘from within’, as a means to understanding the ‘deep relationship’ between sport and people within class contexts – the middle class as well as the working class. Contestation over the making of sport along axes of race, gender and class are discussed where relevant. A range of cultural writers and theorists are examined in regard to both how their writing can help us understand the making of sport and as to how sport might be located within an overall cultural context – in different places and times. The book will appeal to students and academics within humanities disciplines such as cultural studies, history and sociology and to those in sport studies programmes interested in the historical, cultural and social aspects of sport. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

London Clubland

A Cultural History of Gender and Class in Late Victorian Britain
Author: A. Milne-Smith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137002085
Category: History
Page: 296
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This work is the first to study the gentlemen's clubs that were an important feature of the Late Victorian landscape, and the first to discover the secret history of clubmen and their world, placing them at centre stage, detailing how clubland dramatically shaped 19th and early 20th-century ideas about gender, power, class, and the city.

Historical Social Research


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social history
Page: N.A
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Sport, Leisure and Culture in the Postmodern City


Author: Dr Peter Bramham,Professor Stephen Wagg
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409488354
Category: Science
Page: 230
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The widespread concept of the 'postmodern city' is frequently linked to the decline of traditional manufacturing industries and a corresponding wane of white working-class culture. In place of these appear flexible working practices, a diversified workforce, and a greater emphasis on consumption, leisure, and tourism. Illustrated by an interdisciplinary study of Leeds, a typical postmodern city, this volume examines how such cities have reinvented themselves – commercially, politically and spatially – over the past two decades. The work addresses issues like cultural policy, city-centre development, sport, leisure and identity, and explores different urban processes in relation to changing configuration of class, gender and ethnicity in the postmodern city.

Labour History Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Labor
Page: N.A
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Youth culture in modern Britain, c.1920-c.1970

from ivory tower to global movement - a new history
Author: David Fowler
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780333599211
Category: Social Science
Page: 301
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This book traces the history of youth culture from its origins among the student communities of inter-war Britain to the more familiar world of youth communities and pop culture. Grounded in extensive original research, it explores the individuals, institutions and ideas that have shaped youth culture over much of the twentieth century.

Played in Manchester

The Architectural Heritage of a City at Play
Author: Simon Inglis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Manchester (England)
Page: 135
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Britain's sporting heritage is unrivalled. Most of the sports played at international level today - including football, cricket, rugby, hockey, tennis, bowls and snooker - were developed and codified in this country. But what of sport's architectural heritage? Played in Manchester is the first of a series of titles celebrating this significant, yet often overlooked aspect of our social and cultural history. Over the last two hundred years the Manchester area has, at one time or another, been a leading centre for archery, athletics, cycling, lacrosse and water polo. The city can claim Britain's first purpose built ice rink, the first greyhound stadium and the earliest known examples of Lads' Clubs, the forerunners of today's youth centres. Until the 1960s Manchester was also the centre of the turnstile manufacturing industry. Adopting a completely new approach to the study of sporting and urban history, Played in Manchester leads readers along a trail of fascinating locations; a Victorian real tennis club hidden in the backstreets of Salford, an Edwardian billiard room, the training ground where Manchester United's Bobby Chariton and David Beckham honed their skills, a former racecourse grandstand now used as a student union and, not least, the opulent Victoria Baths, winner of 2003's BBC Restoration series.

Learie Constantine and Race Relations in Britain and the Empire


Author: Jeffrey Hill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 135006985X
Category: History
Page: 240
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Who was Learie Constantine? And what can he tell us about the politics of race and race relations in 20th-century Britain and the Empire? Through examining the life, times and opinions of this Trinidadian cricketer-turned-politician, Learie Constantine and Race Relations in Britain and the Empire explores the centrality of race in British politics and society. Unlike conventional biographical studies of Constantine, this unique approach to his life, and the racially volatile context in which it was lived, moves away from the 'good man' narrative commonly attributed to his rise to pre-eminence as a spokesman against racial discrimination and as the first black peer in the House of Lords. Through detailing how Constantine's idea of 'assimilation' was criticized, then later rejected by successive activists in the politics of race, Jeff rey Hill off ers an alternative and more sophisticated analysis of Constantine's contributions to, and complex relationship with, the fight against racial inequalities inherent in British domestic and imperial society.

Sport and Leisure Cultures


Author: Alan Tomlinson
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816633838
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 273
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A sweeping analysis of sport culture's global, national, and local impact.

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.

Deafness, Community and Culture in Britain

Leisure and Cohesion, 1945–95
Author: Martin Atherton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719084679
Category: History
Page: 185
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Setting a case study of deaf people's leisure practices in north-west England within a wider examination of communal deaf leisure across Britain, this book offers new insights into a misunderstood and misrepresented community. The book provides a detailed analysis of deaf people's leisure during the second half of the twentieth century, which questions perceptions of deafness as a disability, investigates the importance of shared leisure in community formation more generally and examines the ways in which changing patterns of socialization are affecting British society. Although focusing on the British deaf community, the concepts and principles explored in this book can be applied across a wide range of social, cultural, and ethnic groups. This book draws upon a wide range of subject areas and will consequently be of interest to students and academics working in the fields of disability, history, community, and cultural minority studies, sport, leisure, and regional studies.

The History of Sport in Britain, 1880-1914: The varieties of sport


Author: Martin Polley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415231374
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 5
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This five volume set is a comprehensive collection of primary sources on sports in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. At the beginning of the period few sports were regulated, but by the outbreak of the First World War organized sports had become an integral part of British cultural, social and economic life. Specialist Martin Polley has collected articles from a wide range of journals including "Blackwood's Magazine,"" Nineteenth Century," "Fortnightly Review" and "Contemporary Review," all of which reveal changing middle-class attitudes to sports. The five volumes cover the varieties of sports being promoted, sports and education, commercial and financial aspects, sports and animals and the globalization of sports through empire.

Choice


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: N.A
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Leisure and Recreation in a Victorian Mining Community

The Social Economy of Leisure in North-east England, 1820-1914
Author: Alan Metcalfe
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415356978
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 204
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'Amusements they must have, or life would hardly be worth living...' Newcastle Weekly Chronicle, 1895 This text explores life in the mining villages of the north-east of England in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - a time of massive social and industrial change. The sporting lives of these communities are often marginalized by historians, but this thoroughly researched account reveals how play as well as work were central to the lives of the working classes. Miners contributed significantly to the economic success of the north-east during this time, yet living conditions in the mining villages were 'horrendous'. Sport and recreation were essential to bring meaning and pleasure to mining families, and were fundamental to the complex social relationships within and between communities. Features of this extensive text include: * analysis of the physical, social and economic structures that determined the leisure lives of the mining villages * the role of 'traditional' and 'new' sports * comparisons with other British regions.

Book review digest


Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
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