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: 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.

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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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.

Sport in Urban England

Middlesbrough, 1870–1914
Author: Catherine Budd
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498529445
Category: History
Page: 312
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This book examines the largely unexplored social and cultural history of Middlesbrough and the leisure habits and opportunities of its people. It adds to existing studies of urban Britain and provides a specific study on the relationship between leisure and urbanization and industrialization. The book furthers understanding of urban sport and urban history by demonstrating how sport can be shaped by urban growth, whether directly or indirectly, and equally, how sport can also affect the way in which a town develops. This book shows how the study of sport in a particular setting provides another means of examining relationships between different social groups and within a large urban landscape. This book views the town’s sporting history alongside the development of Middlesbrough itself and within the context of the growth of sport in Britain more widely. Furthermore, as a study in urban history, this book addresses existing gaps in our knowledge of the development of towns and cities by examining the town’s sport. Through a detailed examination of local newspapers and archival sources, this book reveals the depth and diversity of the town’s sporting culture. In particular, it illustrates the role of the middle classes in the development of clubs, and the importance of class and social relations in determining an individual’s access to sport. As a consequence, the study also relates how the town’s working class populace was often excluded from the sporting culture, and shows the lack of sporting opportunities available to women. Amateurism is explored through the initial rejection of professional football, but the book also demonstrates the increased popularity of the professional game during this period. In addition, in view of Middlesbrough’s migrant population, the extent of football’s role in forming and reinforcing local and regional identities will be examined.

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 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.

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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Cricket and Community in England

1800 to the Present Day
Author: Peter Davies,Robert Light
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719082803
Category: History
Page: 192
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Available in paperback for the first time, Cricket and Community in England: 1800 to the Present Day is a path-breaking enquiry into the social history of the summer game.It is written by two specialist cricket historians and based on extensive primary research. It traces the history of the sport at grassroots level from its origins right up to the present day. It will appeal to the cricket historian and the general sports enthusiast alike.The book has two main goals: to provide readers with an accessible introduction to the history of grassroots cricket in England and to supply a clear overview of the different phases of this history.The structure of book is chronological but also thematic. The six chapters look at such issues as early cricket, the origins of clubs, competition, the two world wars, multiculturalism and cricket in the twenty-first century.

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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Sport in Europe

Politics, Class, Gender
Author: J. A. Mangan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714649467
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 268
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This book examines the cultural, social, political, economic and aesthetic history of Sport in Europe. As sport has grown, progressively replacing religion, in its power to excite passion, provide emotional escape, offer fraternal (and increasingly sororital) bonding, it has become an inescapable reality linking public environment with intimate experience and thus offers the historian an opportunity to inspect and attempt to grasp all the dimensions of the recent past and their relative share in individual and collective experience. This collection considers the evolution of modern sport in Europe and examines its relationshop with politics, gender and class.

British Sport: Biographical studies of British sportsmen, sportswomen, and animals


Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714652528
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Volume three 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.

Modern Sports Law

A Textbook
Author: Jack Anderson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847317375
Category: Law
Page: 424
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The aim of this book is to provide an account of how the law influences the operation, administration and playing of modern sports. Although the book focuses on legal doctrine it has been written bearing in mind sport's historical, cultural, social and economic context, including the drama and colour of sport's major events and leading personalities. And although it is inevitably very much concerned with elite professional sports it is not dominated by them, and seeks to cover the widest possible range of sports, professional and amateur. Initially, the book addresses practical issues such as the structures of national and international sport, and examines the evolution of the body of law known as 'sports law'. Thereafter three main themes are identified: regulatory; participatory; and financial aspects of modern sport. The regulatory theme is dealt with in chapters considering the manner in which decisions of sports governing bodies may be challenged in the ordinary courts and the development of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms in sport. The participatory theme includes the legal regulation of doping and violence in sport, as well as the broader topic of tortious liability for sporting injuries. The financial theme, reflecting the enhanced commercialisation of sport at all levels, is developed in chapters concerning issues in applied contract and employment law for players and legal matters surrounding the organisation of major sports events. The conclusion summarises modern sport's experience of EU law, pointing the way to the future direction of sports law more generally. While the book is aimed primarily at students, and is designed to cover fundamental and topical areas of sports law (sports law in general; sports bodies and the courts; arbitration in sport; corruption; doping; violence; civil liability; discrimination; the commodification of modern sport; and the likely future of sports law), it should also prove of wider interest to practitioners, sports administrators and governing bodies; and though focused primarily on UK law it will also appeal to readers in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport


Author: S. Wagg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230320813
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.

The Leaguers

The Making of Professional Football in England, 1900-1939
Author: Matthew Taylor
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780853236498
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
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Manchester United is the most recognized sports team in the world, with an audience of millions around the globe, surpassing even the New York Yankees. David Beckham's exploits—and marital woes—are known worldwide. The Football Association of England has become a multi-billion dollar industry. But how did English football become not only the defining sport of the nation but also one of the most successful sports in the world? With The Leaguers, football historian Matthew Taylor tells the story of the early days of professional football in England, revealing the distant origins of today's game. Making extensive use of archival materials from football clubs, unions, and associations, Taylor presents a compelling picture of football teams and players in the early days of the twentieth century, tracing the development of the system of professional teams from the hundreds of town, club, and school teams that dotted the countryside. The top tier of those teams comprised the Football League that by the 1920s was synonymous with the very idea of professional football in the minds of fans and sportswriters alike. The Leaguers illuminates the role played by the Football League—and by successful clubs in the League such as Arsenal and Aston Villa—as the rules, standards, and structure of the modern game were being codified. Taylor also considers the careers and influences of early players, including such well-known names as Billy Meredith, "Dixie" Dean, and Alex James. As football's popularity grew and sports media proliferated, players found themselves becoming national stars, their portraits on cigarette cards bought by fans throughout England. The first full-length history of the early days of the Football League, The Leaguers will be essential reading for football fans who want to know how their favorite sport grew from modest origins to the worldwide phenomenon that is English football today.

British Sport: Local histories


Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780714652511
Category: Reference
Page: 310
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Volume three 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.

The new encyclopedia of sports


Author: Frank Grant Menke
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 1007
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The Greater Game

A history of football in World War I
Author: National Football Museum,Alexander Jackson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1784420581
Category: History
Page: 48
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The Greater Game is a major exhibition (December 2014?September 2015) by the National Football Museum exploring the history of English football in the First World War. It brings together previously unseen material from private and public collections to explore the impact of the war on clubs, players and communities. Football's wartime story, both at home and abroad, offers a fascinating and moving insight into the impact of the First World War on our national game. This publication to accompany the exhibition features illustrated highlights together with specially commissioned articles by leading writers and historians.

Players

How Sports Became a Business
Author: Matthew Futterman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147671696X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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Traces the single-generation transformation of sports from a cottage industry to a global business, reflecting on how elite athletes, agents, TV executives, coaches, owners, and athletes who once had to take second jobs worked together to create the dominating, big-ticket industry of today.

Rain Stops Play

Cricketing Climates
Author: Andrew Hignell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136338969
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
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A geographical history of cricket in England and Wales in a global context.