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Moving the Goalposts

Moving the Goalposts Author Martin Polley
ISBN-10 9781134766888
Release 2002-09-11
Pages 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.



Sports History

Sports History Author Martin Polley
ISBN-10 9781137166401
Release 2006-11-22
Pages 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.



Sport in Britain

Sport in Britain Author Richard William Cox
ISBN-10 0719025923
Release 1991
Pages 285
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Sport in Britain has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sport in Britain also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sport in Britain book for free.



A History of Sports Coaching in Britain

A History of Sports Coaching in Britain Author Dave Day
ISBN-10 9781317686316
Release 2015-10-08
Pages 208
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At the London Olympics in 2012 Team GB achieved a third place finish in the medals table. A key factor in this achievement was the high standard of contemporary British sports coaching. But how has British sports coaching transitioned from the amateur to the professional, and what can the hitherto under-explored history of sports coaching in Britain tell us about both the early history of sport and about contemporary coaching practice? A History of Sports Coaching in Britain is the first book to attempt to examine the history of British sports coaching, from its amateur roots in the deep nineteenth century to the high performance, high status professional coaching cultures of today. The book draws on original primary source material, including the lost coaching lives of key individuals in British coaching, to trace the development of coaching in Britain. It assesses the continuing impact of the nineteenth-century amateur ethos throughout the twentieth century, and includes important comparisons with developments in international coaching, particularly in North America and the Eastern Bloc. The book also explores the politicisation of sport and the complicated interplay between politics and coaching practice, and illuminates the origins of the structures, organisations and philosophies that surround performance sport in Britain today. This book is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in the history of sport, sports coaching, sports development, or the relationships between sport and wider society.



Sport and National Identity in the Post war World

Sport and National Identity in the Post war World Author Adrian Smith
ISBN-10 0415283000
Release 2004
Pages 200
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The concepts of 'nationality' and 'national identity' have continued to receive a great deal of attention. Concentrating on the period since 1945, this title makes a useful contribution to the literature on this topic.



Amateurs and Professionals in Post war British Sport

Amateurs and Professionals in Post war British Sport Author Adrian Smith
ISBN-10 0714650862
Release 2000
Pages 197
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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.



Sport in Capitalist Society

Sport in Capitalist Society Author Tony Collins
ISBN-10 9781135081980
Release 2013-04-12
Pages 192
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Why are the Olympic Games the driving force behind a clampdown on civil liberties? What makes sport an unwavering ally of nationalism and militarism? Is sport the new opiate of the masses? These and many other questions are answered in this new radical history of sport by leading historian of sport and society, Professor Tony Collins. Tracing the history of modern sport from its origins in the burgeoning capitalist economy of mid-eighteenth century England to the globalised corporate sport of today, the book argues that, far from the purity of sport being ‘corrupted’ by capitalism, modern sport is as much a product of capitalism as the factory, the stock exchange and the unemployment line. Based on original sources, the book explains how sport has been shaped and moulded by the major political and economic events of the past two centuries, such as the French Revolution, the rise of modern nationalism and imperialism, the Russian Revolution, the Cold War and the imposition of the neo-liberal agenda in the last decades of the twentieth century. It highlights the symbiotic relationship between the media and sport, from the simultaneous emergence of print capitalism and modern sport in Georgian England to the rise of Murdoch’s global satellite television empire in the twenty-first century, and for the first time it explores the alternative, revolutionary models of sport in the early twentieth century. Sport in a Capitalist Society is the first sustained attempt to explain the emergence of modern sport around the world as an integral part of the globalisation of capitalism. It is essential reading for anybody with an interest in the history or sociology of sport, or the social and cultural history of the modern world.



Sport And British Politics Since 1960

Sport And British Politics Since 1960 Author John F. Coghlan
ISBN-10 9781135386696
Release 2003-12-16
Pages 338
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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Sport and the Military

Sport and the Military Author Tony Mason
ISBN-10 9781139788977
Release 2010-11-04
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On battleships, behind the trenches of the Western Front and in the midst of the Desert War, British servicemen and women have played sport in the least promising circumstances. When 400 soldiers were asked in Burma in 1946 what they liked about the Army, 108 put sport in first place - well ahead of comradeship and leave - and this book explores the fascinating history of organised sport in the life of officers and other ranks of all three British services from 1880–1960. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this book examines how organised sport developed in the Victorian army and navy, became the focus of criticism for Edwardian army reformers, and was officially adopted during the Great War to boost morale and esprit de corps. It shows how service sport adapted to the influx of professional sportsmen, especially footballers, during the Second World War and the National Service years.



Sport Economy and Society in Britain 1750 1914

Sport  Economy and Society in Britain 1750 1914 Author Neil Tranter
ISBN-10 0521576555
Release 1998-01-22
Pages 112
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This book provides a concise, up-to-date survey of one of the most dramatic changes in the cultural life of Victorian and Edwardian Britain, the radical transformation which occurred in the extent and nature of its participation in sport. Neil Tranter focuses on the issues which have attracted most interest from historians of sport and poses a number of important questions: did levels of involvement in sport increase or decrease during the initial stages of urban-industrialisation? When did the new sporting culture first emerge, and what were its principal features and the mechanisms through which it spread? What were the main aims of the participants and supporters, and to what extent were these aims achieved? The author also discusses the economic consequences of this cultural change and the examines the role of women in this sporting 'revolution' and asks why their participation was so much more restricted than that of men.



Sport and Politics in Modern Britain

Sport and Politics in Modern Britain Author Kevin Jefferys
ISBN-10 9781137023414
Release 2012-06-25
Pages 328
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Sport has a huge social and cultural significance in contemporary Britain. This insightful study provides the first exploration of the causes and consequences of the increased interaction between sport and the state since 1945. Kevin Jefferys sets policy towards sport within the evolving socio-political context of post-war Britain and balances an appreciation of continuity and change from the 'austerity Games' of 1948 through to the multi-billion pound extravaganza of the London 2012 Olympics. Ideal for students, historians, social scientists and sport enthusiasts alike, Sport and Politics in Modern Britain provides the fullest assessment yet of this important topic, bringing sport sharply into focus as a contested domain in public and political debate.



A Game That Would Pay

A Game That Would Pay Author A. J. Arnold
ISBN-10 UOM:39015016911706
Release 1988
Pages 217
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Amateurism in British Sport

Amateurism in British Sport Author Dilwyn Porter
ISBN-10 9781136802904
Release 2013-09-13
Pages 212
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The ideal of the amateur competitor, playing the game for love and, unlike the professional, totally untainted by commerce, has become embedded in many accounts of the development of modern sport. It has proved influential not least because it has underpinned a pervasive impression of professionalism - and all that came with it - as a betrayal of innocence, a fall from sporting grace. In the essays collected here, amateurism, both as ideology and practice, is subject to critical and unsentimental scrutiny, effectively challenging the dominant narrative of more conventional histories of British sport. Most modern sports, even those where professionalism developed rapidly, originated in an era when the gentlemanly amateur predominated, both in politics and society, as well as in the realm of sport. Enforcement of rules and conventions that embodied the amateur-elite ethos effectively limited opportunities for working-class competitors to ‘turn the world upside down’. This book was previously published as a special issue of Sport in History.



Sport in the Classroom

Sport in the Classroom Author David L. Vanderwerken
ISBN-10 0838633544
Release 1990
Pages 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.



Female Football Fans

Female Football Fans Author C. Dunn
ISBN-10 9781137398239
Release 2014-04-18
Pages 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.



Sport and society

Sport and society Author Barrie Houlihan
ISBN-10 UOM:39015076164774
Release 2008
Pages 585
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Organised around themes of exclusion and opportunity, commercialism and the global arena of sport, this new edition provides much-needed coverage of the relations between sport practice, social policy and the social contexts in which both occur.



Sport In History

Sport In History Author Jeffrey Hill
ISBN-10 9781137267542
Release 2010-11-22
Pages 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.