Pleasure, Profit, Proselytism

British Culture and Sport at Home and Abroad, 1700-1914

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Author: J. A. Mangan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714632896

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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This book examines aspects of sport which Britain nurtured within its own culture and also transmitted to overseas territories with the expansion of empire.

Cricket in Colonial India 1780 – 1947

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Author: Boria Majumdar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317970128

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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This is an exacting social history of Indian cricket between 1780 and 1947. It considers cricket as a derivative sport, creatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs, fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. Majumdar argues that cricket was a means to cross class barriers and had a healthy following even outside the aristocracy and upper middle classes well over a century ago. Indeed, in some ways, the democratization of the sport anticipated the democratization of the Indian polity itself. Boria Majumdar reveals the appropriation, assimilation and subversion of cricketing ideals in colonial and post-colonial India for nationalist ends. He exposes a sport rooted in the contingencies of the colonial and post-colonial context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century India. Cricket, to put it simply, is much more than a ‘game’ for Indians. This study describes how the genealogy of their intense engagement with cricket stretches back over a century. It is concerned not only with the game but also with the end of cricket as a mere sport, with Indian cricket’s commercial revolution in the 1930s, with ideals and idealism and their relative unimportance, with the decline of morality for reasons of realpolitik, and with the denunciation, once and for all, of the view that sport and politics do not mix. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport

Serious Sport

J.A. Mangan's Contribution to the History of Sport

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Author: Scott Crawford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135756082

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Trial-blazer and mentor, Professor J.A. Mangan is a distinguished scholar in the fields of sports history whose work has inspired a generation of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal book on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal work on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians. It opened new horizons of inquiry providing the field with a richly perceptive study of hegemony and patronage, of cultural assimilation and adaptation, and of the ways that power elites used sport for socialization, acculturation and social control. His later works continued to pose critical, sometimes controversial questions, providing new and provocative insights into the complex social issues involved in the development and diffusion of sporting activity. The geographical horizons of his work now span the globe. This volume is a fitting tribute to the scholarship and lasting accomplishments of a pioneer who has mentored - and continues to mentor - numerous young scholars internationally, simultaneously developing and maintaining high quality channels through which to disseminate sport history research. In appraising his scholarship the contributors to this collection demonstrate their debt to his vision and achievements. This volume was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport

Leisure and Recreation in a Victorian Mining Community

The Social Economy of Leisure in North-East England, 1820 – 1914

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Author: Alan Metcalfe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134249020

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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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.

Football Fans Around the World

From Supporters to Fanatics

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Author: Sean Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317997859

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 280

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This volume investigates the way in which football supporters around the world express themselves as followers of teams, whether they be professional, amateur or national. The diverse geographical and cultural array of contributions to this volume highlights not only the variety of how fans express themselves, but their commonalities as well. The collection brings together scholars of North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa to present a global picture of fan culture. The collection shows that while every group of fans around the world has its own characteristics, the role of a football fan is laced with commonalities, irrespective of geography or culture. This book was previously published as a special issue of Soccer and Society.

The Field

Truth and Fiction in Sport History

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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.

With God on their Side

Sport in the Service of Religion

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Author: Timothy Chandler,Tara Magdalinski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134511663

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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'Sport' and 'religion' are cultural institutions with a global reach. Each is characterised by ritualised performance and by the ecstatic devotion of its followers, whether in the sports arena or the cathedral of worship. This fascinating collection is the first to examine, in detail, the relationship between these two cultural institutions from an international, religiously pluralistic perspective. It illuminates the role of sport and religion in the social formation of collective groups, and explores how sport might operate in the service of a religious community. The book offers a series of cutting-edge contemporary historical case-studies, wide-ranging in their social and religious contexts. It presents important new work on the following fascinating topics: * sport and Catholicism in Northern Ireland * Shinto and sumo in Japan * women, sport and the American Jewish identity * religion, race and rugby in South Africa * sport and Islam in France and North Africa * sport and Christian fundamentalism in the US * Muhammad Ali and the Nation of Islam. With God on their Side is vital reading for all students of the history, sociology and culture of sport. It also presents important new research material that will be of interest to religious studies students, historians and anthropologists.

Sport: The development of sport

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Author: Eric Dunning,Dominic Malcolm

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415262941

Category: Sports

Page: 432

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A collection of texts providing a useful resource for students in the field of sports studies. Subject headings include approaches to the study of sport, the development and structure of modern sport, sport and power relations, and major issues in contemporary sport.

Sport als städtisches Ereignis

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Author: Südwestdeutscher Arbeitskreis für Stadtgeschichtsforschung. Arbeitstagung,Christian Koller (Dr. phil.),Janina Gruhner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports

Page: 258

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Muscular Learning

Cricket and Education in the Making of the British West Indies at the End of the 19th Century

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Author: Clem Seecharan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789766372309

Category: Education

Page: 367

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Seecharan explores the role of that quintessential imperial game - cricket, and education in the shaping of identity in the British West Indies. Inspired by CLR James's Beyond A Boundary, Seecharan locates the foundation of the liberal democratic tradition in access to organized cricket by the West Indian colonial, as well as the birth of an indigenous intellectual tradition dating back to the 1890s. He agrees that in the post-emancipation period because of the comparatively small numbers of Europeans coloured or mixed race people were given early exposure to two of the main instruments of imperial rule - cricket and education. Such exposure was soon expanded to larger subordinate group of Africans and Indians, and consequently engendered in them a belief that mastery of these two imperial idioms would accelerate their social and economic mobility. Cricket and education came to be invested with almost magical properties: indispensable indices of belonging and instruments of deliverance, resulting in the creation of a discrete Anglophone Caribbean identity in spite of resilient rivalries. Written with passion and imagination, this study is a major contribution to the debate on cricket and society in the West Indies.

Encyclopedia of British Sport

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Author: Richard William Cox,Wray Vamplew,Grant Jarvie

Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated

ISBN: 9781851093441

Category: History

Page: 463

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This remarkable volume should become the standard reference source for the history of British sport. It covers the sociology and psychology of sports, major events such as the cricket Test Matches and Wimbledon, key issues such as racism and drugs, and sport in drama, literature, and the media.

Sport and the English Middle Classes, 1870-1914

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Author: John Lowerson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medelklassen

Page: 310

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Examines the series of booms in middle-class sports in England whose symbolic starting point was the "invention" of lawn tennis in 1874. These revived and invented activities became a major instrument in delineating the barriers of a class society. They were used as targets for aspirations, symbols of success, vehicles for moral teaching, and agencies of local social bonding. The volume ends with a study of sport's place in the debate over national decline which preceded WWI. Distributed in the US and Canada by St. Martin's Press. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Scotland in the twentieth century

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Author: Thomas Martin Devine

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780748607518

Category: History

Page: 312

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This ambitious project surveys the massive changes the 20th century has brought to Scotland. The nation's leading commentators give an overview of the most important trends, providing new insights and fresh perspectives. Comparative reference to other societies in the UK and Europe highlight the unique elements of Scotland's distinctive development. Home Rule issues, the discovery of oil, deindustrialisation, public housing, education, landownership, the role of women, social class, and many more areas of Scottish life are assessed and explored in this rich, rewarding and comprehensive study.

Football

From England to the World

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Author: Dolores P. Martinez,Projit B. Mukharji

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415480611

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 155

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This book is a fascinating journey through a series of scholarly articles. The journey begins by tracing one of the most significant stories in the popularization of Association Football. In the next leg of the journey it charts the diverse and changing face of the modern British game. It then moves on to the global spread of the game from England and its domestication and appropriation in its new homes across the planet. It also investigates the exchanges which are increasingly taking place between these new homes of football. In the concluding pieces footballâe(tm)s global experience is compared with the attempts at globalizing baseball and drawing out the larger patterns that inform footballâe(tm)s global experience. This book was published as a special issue in Soccer and Society.

Sport in Films

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Author: Emma Poulton,Martin Roderick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415447508

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

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Sport offers everything a good story should have: heroes and villains, triumph and disaster, achievement and despair, tension and drama. Consequently, sport makes for a compelling film narrative and films, in turn, are a vivid medium for sport. Yet despite its regularity as a central theme in motion pictures, constructions and representations of sport and athletes have been marginalised in terms of serious analysis within the longstanding academic study of films and documentaries. In this collection, it is the critical study of film and its connections to sport that are examined. The collection is one of the first of its kind to examine the ways in which sport has been used in films as a metaphor for other areas of social life. Among the themes and issues explored by the contributors are: Morality tales in which good triumphs over evil The representation and ideological framing of social identities, including class, gender, race and nationality The representation of key issues pertinent to sport, including globalization, politics, commodification, consumerism, and violence The meanings 'spoken' by films – and the various 'readings' which audiences make of them This is a timely collection that draws together a diverse range of accessible, insightful and ground-breaking new essays. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

History of sport

a guide to the literature and sources of information

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Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 101

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Das Spiel mit dem Fussball

Interessen, Projektionen und Vereinnahmungen

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Author: Jürgen Mittag,Jörg-Uwe Nieland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Soccer

Page: 592

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