Sport and the British

This is a lively and deeply researched history of British sport since 1800 - the first of its kind.

Author: Richard Holt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192852298

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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The first book of its kind, this lively history of British sport since 1800 goes beyond a few great names and moments to explain how sports have changed, what they have meant to ordinary people, and reveals what is especially distinctive about British sport in particular. The British were innovators in abandoning traditional, often brutal, sports, and in establishing a code of "fair play," which spread throughout the late Victorian Empire. They were also pioneers in popular sports and in the promotion of organized commercial spectator events, with the accompanying rise of professionalism.

Sport War and the British

After 9/11, as Britain joined the American-led coalition in the War on Terror, the
conflation of war and sport was extended to encompass a more general
militarisation of sporting ceremonial acts and rituals. Although all this did lead to
some ...

Author: Peter Donaldson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000048365

Category: History

Page: 182

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Spanning the colonial campaigns of the Victorian age to the War on Terror after 9/11, this study explores the role sport was perceived to have played in the lives and work of military personnel, and examines how sporting language and imagery were deployed to shape and reconfigure civilian society’s understanding of conflict. From 1850 onwards war reportage – complemented and reinforced by a glut of campaign histories, memoirs, novels and films – helped create an imagined community in which sporting attributes and qualities were employed to give meaning and order to the chaos and misery of warfare. This work explores the evolution of the Victorian notion that playing-field and battlefield were connected and then moves on to investigate the challenges this belief faced in the twentieth century, as combat became, initially, industrialised in the age of total warfare and, subsequently, professionalised in the post-nuclear world. Such a longitudinal study allows, for the first time, new light to be shed on the continuities and shifts in the way the ‘reality’ of war was captured in the British popular imagination. Drawing together the disparate fields of sport and warfare, this book serves as a vital point of reference for anyone with an interest in the cultural, social or military history of modern Britain.

Sport and the British World 1900 1930

The Remaking of the Class Game (Melbourne: Australian Society for Sports
History). Bridge, Carl and Kent Fedorowich (2003) 'Mapping the British World', in
Bridge and Fedorowich (eds), The British World: Diaspora, Culture and Identity ...

Author: E. Nielsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137398515

Category: History

Page: 257

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This book provides a lively study of the role that Australians and New Zealanders played in defining the British sporting concept of amateurism. In doing so, they contributed to understandings of wider British identity across the sporting world.

Sport and the Military

3 Sport in the Great War The assiduous and organized cultivation of sport, and
what is more important the spirit of sport, has become one of the most distinctive
marks of the British Army, and it will be a task worthy of the greatest historians to ...

Author: Tony Mason

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139788973

Category: History


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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 And British Politics Since 1960

attaches at British embassies around the world. The Panel concerned itself with
the timing of the notification of these enquiries to the sports trade, dissatisfied that
so often they came too late to British business and consultants resulting in lost ...

Author: John F. Coghlan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135386706

Category: Education

Page: 338

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First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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

( Ours is the only Government which does not subsidise the national
representatives at the Olympic games ; a refreshing proof , in the opinion of most
lovers of amateur sport , that British common - sense is still influential in high
places . ) There ...

Author: Martin Polley

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415318709

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 2218

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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 and the Making of Britain

Readers today , when sport and leisure occupy so much of our daily lives and
command so much scholarly attention , may need less persuasion . And the
British have set such store by their prowess in athletic pursuits , devising
complicated ...

Author: Derek Birley

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719037597

Category: Political Science

Page: 358

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This lively and stimulating book looks at some of the myths and realities surrounding Britain's legendary enthusiasm for sport; and aims to chronicle how sporting traditions were shaped and how they, in turn, contributed to the shaping of British social conventions and attitudes.

British Sport and the Effect of World Standards

Author: Albert Davis Munrow



Category: Professionalism in sports

Page: 114

View: 266

Medicine Sport and the Body

56 Heggie, British Sports Medicine, p. 11. 57 Manchester Guardian, 2 August
1956, p. 8. 58 BASM AGM, 27 February 1953. The following year BASM was
accepted as an associate member of FIMS. 59 Quoted in Witness Seminar, p.

Author: Neil Carter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849666806

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 330

What role does sports medicine play in today's society? Is it solely about treating sports injuries? Should it only be concerned with elite sport? This book provides a history of the relationship between sport, medicine and health from the mid-19th century to today. It combines the sub-disciplines of the history of medicine and the history of sport to give a balanced analysis of the role of medicine in sport and how this has evolved over the past two centuries. In an age where sports medicine plays an increasingly prominent role in both elite and recreational sport, this book provides a timely and clear analysis of its rise and purpose.

British Sport

Professors John Bale , Jeff Hill , Grant Jarvie , John Mcllwaine , Gertrud Pfister ,
Mike Salter , Wray Vamplew and Gareth Williams - all fellow members of the
British Society of Sports History - have also provided inspiration and support in ...

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714652504

Category: Athletes

Page: 164

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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.

Race Sport and British Society

Introduction When, in 1998, the pop group Comershop reached the top of the
British charts singing about 'A Brimful of Asha', ... Sport completes a self-ordained
holy pop-cultural trinity that also embraces television and popular music, and
each ...

Author: Ben Carrington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134578164

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Contrary to the popular belief that sport is an arena largely free from the corrosive effects of racism, this book argues that racism is evident throughout British sport. From playing fields and boardrooms of sports organisations, to the offices of sports policy makers and the media, this book breaks new ground in showing how discourses of 'race' and nation continue to pervade our sporting life. Looking at a range of sports, including football, rugby league and cricket, this book covers key topics such as: * British nationalism and nationalist ideology * racial science and the images of Asian and black physicality * sport, racism and the law * black feminism and the issues of race, gender and sport * the role of the media in perpetuating and challenging racial stereotypes. Challenging the prevailing liberal view that sport is one area of society where 'good race-relations' are developed, this book offers a wealth of research material, and a strong theoretical perspective on contemporary British sport. It will therefore be of vital interest to sociologists, sports studies students, sport policy-makers and anyone with an interest in contemporary British sport.

Sport and Politics in Modern Britain

Introduction After lengthy deliberations, involving meetings on 58 separate days,
the 'Wolfenden Report on Sport' was finally published in the autumn of 1960. The
Report was quite short, at little over a hundred pages, but was immediately ...

Author: Kevin Jefferys

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137023414

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 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.

British Sport a Bibliography to 2000

Professors john Bale, jeff Hill, Grant jawie, john Mcllwaine, Gertrud Pfister, Mike
Salter, Wray Vamplew and Gareth Williams — all fellow members of the British
Society of Sports History - have also provided inspiration and support in different

Author: Richard Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135287147

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

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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.

Sport in Britain

... public and selected private collections in the UK , see R . W . Cox ( comp . ) ,
Sport : A Guide to Historical Archives in the U . K . ( London : The Sports Council ,
1983 ) . This is updated annually in The British Society of Sports History Bulletin .

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719025921

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 285

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British Sport Biographical studies of British sportsmen sportswomen and animals

Richard William Cox. Preface This bibliography , which lists in classified order
national histories of sport ( s ) in Britain is Volume 3 of a three volumed
bibliographical series documenting the literature of British sports history . It is
complemented ...

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.

Sport and the English 1918 1939

as British. There were relatively substantial pieces of film on women's golf. In
1936, for example, these included the American Ladies Professional Golf
Championship, the Ladies Amateur Championship, the British Women's Open ...

Author: Mike Huggins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134321961

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 357

A thorough, innovative yet entertaining and readable analysis of sport as an expression of the values and social relations of a nation. Covering the years between the two World Wars, the central place of sport in English life is brought into sharp focus, providing insight into issues of gender, class, religion and locality, ideas of morality, continuity and change, and what it meant to be English during this pivotal time. Themes include: the nature of sport and its place in national life how sport was portrayed in the media and through the sports stars of the age tradition and change in sport and in society gaining meaning from sport: the pursuit of pleasure, a moral code, and ideas of Englishness class, social conflict and social cohesion. This original and lucid study is ideal for students of sport and social history, and anyone with an interest in the social role of sport.

Professional Sport and the Recession

Author: Ian Taylor



Category: Soccer

Page: 30

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British Sport Local histories

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.

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714652511

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 310

View: 991

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.

Sport and the Working Class in Modern Britain

Yet cricket played for recreation can make an equally strong claim to be a
relevant area of enquiry for historians of sport and of British society in general .
No survey of leisure in twentieth - century Britain can be complete without an
assessment ...

Author: Richard Holt

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719026508

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 221

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Covering the period since World War II, the author considers over 100 novels, treating them thematically, with separate chapters on the fictions of boxing, football, baseball, and basketball. His theme - the drive toward individual freedom through sport. Looking beyond the professional spectator sports, 11 essays examine popular sports, in which ordinary mortals team up with their mates to compete against other neighborhoods, factories, unions, etc.

Sport and International Politics

British. sport. and. appeasement,. 1935–1938. Richard. Holt. From the outset
modern sport has acted as a vehicle for national aspirations. The Olympic Games
, for all its pretensions to global harmony, quickly became a focus for international

Author: Pierre Arnaud

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135816298

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 631

Sociology and history of sport is a fast rising subject. There is a growing interest in issues associated with globalization and sport culture across European and North American boundaries. This book fills an important gap. At the forefront of new areas of research in sport studies, it deals with a significant historical period systematically and, above all, internationally. Brought together in a single volume, this work examines the shaping of sport both by the fascist and communist institutions of Europe during the interwar period. It shows how sport was used as an instrument of propaganda and psychological pressure by major political and sporting nations as well as international movements such as the Catholic Church and the International Worker Sport Movement. This volume will be a key reference for researchers and students in sports history, sports sociology, politics and European studies.