The Story of Sport in England


Author: Neil Wigglesworth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134259948
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
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This book gives a fascinating history of the English experience of sport, following its development through the centuries from its earliest beginnings in social play and pastimes, via its adoption as an alternative to the clock-watching routine of urban life, to its modern incarnation as a global business. Key themes and issues in the evolution of sport are examined, including: social structures, such as the division between amateurs and professionals the growth of the popular press and the influence of television the post-war emergence of sports ‘welfarism’ and ‘sport for all’ globalization and commercialization. Looking ahead to the future, the author asks whether our sports experience is turning full circle, and if in the twenty-first century we are returning to a forgotten view of sport as a pastime and recreation.

The History of Sport in Britain, 1880-1914: British sport and the wider world


Author: Martin Polley
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415318709
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.

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.

A Social History of English Rugby Union


Author: Tony Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134023340
Category: History
Page: 296
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From the myth of William Webb Ellis to the glory of the 2003 World Cup win, this book explores the social history of rugby union in England. Ever since Tom Brown’s Schooldays the sport has seen itself as the guardian of traditional English middle-class values. In this fascinating new history, leading rugby historian Tony Collins demonstrates how these values have shaped the English game, from the public schools to mass spectator sport, from strict amateurism to global professionalism. Based on unprecedented access to the official archives of the Rugby Football Union, and drawing on an impressive array of sources from club minutes to personal memoirs and contemporary literature, the book explores in vivid detail the key events, personalities and players that have made English rugby. From an era of rapid growth at the end of the nineteenth century, through the terrible losses suffered during the First World War and the subsequent ‘rush to rugby’ in the public and grammar schools, and into the periods of disorientation and commercialisation in the 1960s through to the present day, the story of English rugby union is also the story of the making of modern England. Like all the very best writers on sport, Tony Collins uses sport as a prism through which to better understand both culture and society. A ground-breaking work of both social history and sport history, A Social History of English Rugby Union tells a fascinating story of sporting endeavour, masculine identity, imperial ideology, social consciousness and the nature of Englishness.

Sports in the Western World


Author: William Joseph Baker
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252060427
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 359
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British Sport

A Bibliography to 2000
Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714652504
Category: Sports
Page: 164
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Volume one of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

Sports History

A Practical Guide
Author: Martin Polley
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230209270
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.

50 Years of Football 1895-1934


Author: Sir Frederick Wall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781862231160
Category: Soccer
Page: 208
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Sir Frederick Wall was secretary of the Football Association from 1895 to 1934. He was one of football's founding fathers. First published in 1935, this book contains the personal memoirs of Wall, providing an important historical account of the world's favourite sport.

Gender, Sport and Development in Africa

Cross-cultural Perspectives on Patterns of Representations and Marginalization
Author: Jimoh Shehu
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 286978306X
Category: Social Science
Page: 154
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Drawing on various theories and cross-cultural data, the contributors to this volume highlight the various ways in which sport norms, policies, practices and representations pervasively interface with gender and other socially constructed categories of difference. They argue that sport is not only a site of competition and physical recreation, but also a crossroad where features of modern society such as hegemony, identities, democracy, technology, development and master statuses intertwine and bifurcate. As they point out in many ways, sport production, reproduction, distribution and consumption are relational, spatial and contextual and, therefore, do not pay off for men, women and other social groups equally. The authors draw attention to the structure and scope of efforts needed to transform the exclusionary and gendered nature of sport processes to make them adequate to the task of engendering Africa's development. --

Talking of Sport

The Story of Radio Commentary
Author: Dick Booth
Publisher: Sportsbooks
ISBN: N.A
Category: Radio broadcasting of sports
Page: 308
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Sports commentary on the radio began in the early ’20s and despite the onset of television and the initial suspicion of the press it is still going strong. Dick Booth's book examines the history of commentary, the way it grew and where it is now.?As well as the growth of sports commentary at the BBC, Booth chooses different countries to show how they treated the art of talking to people without seeing them. Thus he looks at football in Brazil, cricket in India and rugby union in New Zealand. He also touches on the role of the summariser and takes an in-depth look at Test Match Special on the BBC.?The first event broadcast on the “wireless” was in 1921, the “fight of the century”, the world heavyweight title bout between Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier at New Jersey on July 2 1921.?The first ringside reporter was a Major J Andrew White, editor of the popular radio paper Wireless Age, who broadcasted to sixty halls and theatres around the USA. Even so Dempsey realised his mother would not be able to listen to the fight and sent the news of his victory by telegram.?But there is controversey over this first “broadcast”. Many people argue that White’s words were picked up at a workman’s hut two-and-a-half miles away where they were taken down and transmitted by an engineer, Owen Smith.?The first British broadcast was also from a bout involving Carpentier. This time he was facing Ted “Kid” Lewis at Olympia and the commentator was a W Southey.?And although British newspapers, worried about the threat of radio, managed to stop commentators by insisting that radio could broadcast only reports from agencies the boycott did not last long. Radio commentary entered a golden age in the ’40s and 50s and even now, with sports TV channels springing up all the time, it goes from strength to strength.

Football

The First Hundred Years : the Untold Story
Author: Adrian Harvey
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415350190
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 289
View: 307
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The story of the creation of Britain's national game has often been told. According to the accepted wisdom, the refined football games created by English public schools in the 1860s subsequently became the sports of the masses. Football, The First Hundred Years, provides a revisionist history of the game, challenging previously widely-accepted beliefs. Harvey argues that established football history does not correspond with the facts. Football, as played by the 'masses' prior to the adoption of the public school codes is almost always portrayed as wild and barbaric. This view may require considerable modification in the light of Harvey's research. Football's First One Hundred Years provides a very detailed picture of the football played outside the confines of the public schools, revealing a culture that was every bit as sophisticated and influential as that found within their prestigious walls. Football, The First Hundred Years sets forth a completely revisionist thesis, offering a different perspective on almost every aspect of the established history of the formative years of the game. The book will be of great interest to sports historians and football enthusiasts alike.

The Business Of Cricket : The Story Of Sports Marketing In India


Author: Santhanam Vijay,Balasubramanian Shyam
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9351360687
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 172
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The Business of Cricket: The Story of Sports Marketing in India. HOW SPORTS MARKETING HAS BOWLED US OVER Sports marketing is all-pervasive today - no matter where you look, there is no escaping a Dhoni, a Tendulkar or a Sehwag. It wasn't always like this. There was a time when sportspersons got fame from sport, but not the money commensurate with that fame. Then Sunil Gavaskar, India's first batsman-entrepreneur, came along, and in his wake followed Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar. Helped by television and competing multinational brands vying to expand their market in a liberalizing India, sports marketing, which in India is synonymous with cricket, exploded. The culmination of this process was the Indian Premier League (IPL), a brilliant marketing concept that was a win-win for players, sponsors, media and viewers alike. This book, written by two sports enthusiasts who are also ace sports marketers with a combined international experience of forty years in marketing, takes us on an engaging and informative journey through the highs and lows of sports marketing in India. Along the way, the authors explain what constitutes good sports marketing, how the market can be expanded, what the prospects are for sports other than cricket, and why the sports fan needs to be better treated. An incisive, heartfelt book that will appeal to sports fans, marketers, advertisers as well as administrators.

A Social History of Swimming in England, 1800 – 1918

Splashing in the Serpentine
Author: Christopher Love
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317970284
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Covering a time of great social and technological change, this history traces the development of the four classic aquatic disciplines of competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with its main focus on racing. Working from the beginnings of municipal recreational swimming, the book fully explores the links between swimming and other aspects of English life society including class, education, gender, municipal governance, sexuality and the Victorian invention of the sports amateur-professional divide. Uniquely focused on swimming -often neglected in analytic sports histories- this is the first study of its kind and will be an important landmark in the establishment of swimming history as a topic of scholarly investigation. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Sport and Society in Victorian Ireland

The Case of Westmeath
Author: Tom Hunt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 357
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This book examines the development of sports in Victorian Ireland using the example of Westmeath as a case study. It explores the development of hunting, racing, commercial sports (golf, cycling and tennis), cricket, hurling and football, soccer, and rugby. It also examines the importance of spectator sports and a variety of ancillary attractions. It examines the importance of the club as a vehicle for facilitating sporting involvement, the financing of sports and recreation, the commercialization of sports and the importance of codification. It also constructs a social profile of individuals active in the various sports. The role of sports in providing recreational opportunities for women is examined as is the importance of the military to sports promotion and the importance of sports to the military. The book illustrates the importance of sport in creating a social life for participants at all levels of society. The crucial importance of post-1900 developments in cultural nationalism and their impact on recreational activities and in particular the re-emergence of the GAA are also investigated. The information is placed in a comparative context and links Westmeath to the Irish sporting world and places the developments in Westmeath within the sporting revolution of the wider Victorian world. The book demolishes various established ideas of the Victorian sporting world in rural Ireland and enhances our understanding of what games people were playing and why they played them. The range of sports examined contributes to the production of an inclusive and comprehensive study that enhances our understanding of the social history of several groups in society.

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport


Author: Stephen Wagg
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230241255
Category: History
Page: 315
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The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.

Sport in South Asian Society

Past and Present
Author: Boria Majumdar,J A Mangan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317998936
Category: History
Page: 368
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A detailed study of sports' arrival, spread and advance in colonial and post-colonial South Asia. A selection of articles addresses critical issues of nationalism, communalism, commercialism and gender through the lens of sport. This book makes the point that the social histories of South Asian sport cannot be understood by simply looking at the history of the game in one province or region. Furthermore, it demonstrates that it would be wrong to understand sport in terms of the exigencies of the colonial state. Drawing inspiration from C.L.R. James' well-known epigram, 'What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?' the findings suggest that South Asian sport makes sense only when it is placed within the broader colonial and post-colonial context. The book demonstrates that sport not only influences politics and vice versa, but that the two are inseparable. Sport is not only political, it is politics, intrigue, culture and art. To deny this is to denigrate the position of sport in modern South Asian society. This volume was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

The King of Sports

Football's Impact on America
Author: Gregg Easterbrook
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 125001171X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 354
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Using his year-long insider access to the Virginia Tech football program and extensive interviews with current and former college and pro-football players and coaches, the author of the ESPN.com blog "Tuesday Morning Quarterback" tackles football's place in American society. 75,000 first printing.

International Review for the Sociology of Sport


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports
Page: N.A
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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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Are You Watching the Match Tonight?

The Remarkable Story of Football on Television
Author: Brian Barwick
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited
ISBN: 9780233003887
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
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Soccer and television have been intertwined in culture for more than 50 years. Are You Watching the Match Tonight? tells the story of how soccer on television became a national obsession. The first live soccer match in England was the 1938 FA Cup final, and the winning goal was a penalty in the last minute of extra time—proof that soccer can deliver the dramatic like no other sport. Soccer on television went from grainy film-edits in the 1950s to the first dedicated highlights shows, such as Match of the Day, which first aired on August 22, 1964. The 1966 World Cup brought live international matches into the public's home for the first time, and the BBC coverage of the final will forever be remembered by Kenneth Wolstenholme's legendary, "Some people are on the pitch ... they think it's all over ... here comes Hurst ... it is now!" Soon commentators, presenters, and analysts such as Wolstenholme, Barry Davies, John Motson, Brian Moore, Martin Tyler, Keith Macklin, Gerald Sinstadt, Jimmy Hill, Brian Clough, and Terry Venables became national figures and their sucessors, Gary Lineker, Gabby Logan, Jeff Stelling, Adrian Chiles, more so. With SatelliteTV, moved almost 40% of all Premier League matches shown live every season; the FA's sale of broadcast rights in 2012 for that league alone brought in £3 billion. Are You Watching the Match Tonight? is full of fascinating stories from in front of and behind the cameras, a remarkable story spanning 75 years. Written by a man who has held every key post in TV soccer, and filled with personal anecdotes and interviews with famous faces, this is a must-read book for all soccer fans.