British Sport

Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0714652504
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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

Author: Richard William Cox
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719025923
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Sports & Recreation


British Sport a Bibliography to 2000

Author: Richard Cox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135287214
Release Date: 2013-12-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

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 Urban England

Author: Catherine Budd
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9781498529440
Release Date: 2017-04-12
Genre: History

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.

Soccer and Society

Author: Martin Johnes
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015058264162
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: History

In 1927, Welsh football reached a peak when Cardiff City beat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final. The game's popularity had grown at a notable rate in early 20th-century south Wales and, by 1939, football was an integral part of the region's popular culture.

Sport in Capitalist Society

Author: Tony Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135081980
Release Date: 2013-04-12
Genre: History

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.

America history and life

Author: American Bibliographical Center
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015065433016
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Dissertations, Academic

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

Savage Enthusiasm

Author: Paul Brown
Publisher: Goal Post
ISBN: 9780995541221
Release Date: 2017-09-07
Genre: Sports & Recreation

How did we become football fans? Savage Enthusiasm traces the evolution of the football fan from the sport's earliest origins right up to the present day, exploring how football became the world's most popular spectator sport, and why it became the undisputed game of the people.

Scoring for Britain

Author: Peter J. Beck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135230302
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This work studies the links between international football and politics in Britain between 1900 and 1939. It shows how the British government saw sport as an instrument of policy and cultural propaganda.

How Football Began

Author: Tony Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351709675
Release Date: 2018-08-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and unorganised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book explores how the world’s football codes - soccer, rugby league, rugby union, American, Australian, Canadian and Gaelic - developed as part of the commercialised leisure industry in the nineteenth century. Football, however and wherever it was played, was a product of the second industrial revolution, the rise of the mass media, and the spirit of the age of the masses. Important reading for students of sports studies, history, sociology, development and management, this book is also a valuable resource for scholars and academics involved in the study of football in all its forms, as well as an engrossing read for anyone interested in the early history of football.

50 Years of Football 1895 1934

Author: Sir Frederick Wall
Publisher:
ISBN: 1862231168
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Genre: Soccer

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.