Sport Leisure and Culture in Twentieth Century Britain

Author: Jeffrey Hill
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 0333726871
Release Date: 2002-01-16
Genre: History

In Sport, Leisure and Culture in Twentieth-Century Britain, Jeffrey Hill examines the social history of recreation, including: the development of spectator sports; the attractions of the cinema; tourism; the role of the media; the significance of clubs and societies. Commercial, voluntary and state "sectors" of sport and leisure provision are all included, and relationships of social class, gender and ethnicity in sport and leisure are given prominence in an analysis which spans the whole century.

Sport In History

Author: Jeffrey Hill
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137267542
Release Date: 2010-11-22
Genre: History

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.

A Companion to Early Twentieth Century Britain

Author: Chris Wrigley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470998816
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: History

This Companion brings together 32 new essays by leading historians to provide a reassessment of British history in the early twentieth century. The contributors present lucid introductions to the literature and debates on major aspects of the political, social and economic history of Britain between 1900 and 1939. Examines controversial issues over the social impact of the First World War, especially on women Provides substantial coverage of changes in Wales, Scotland and Ireland as well as in England Includes a substantial bibliography, which will be a valuable guide to secondary sources

Twentieth Century Mass Society in Britain and the Netherlands

Author: Bob Moore
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 9781847883261
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Genre: History

From the beginning of the nineteenth century, Western Europe witnessed the emergence of a 'mass' society. Grand social processes, such as urbanization, industrialization and democratization, blurred the previous sharp distinctions that had divided society. This massive transformation is central to our understanding of modern society. Comparing the British and Dutch experience of mass society in the twentieth century, this book considers five major areas: politics, welfare, media, leisure and youth culture. In each section, two well-known specialists - one from each country - examine the conditions behind the rise of a mass society, and show how these conditions were distinctively British or Dutch. Drawing on history, cultural studies and sociology, the authors bring new insight into the development of modern European society.

The Greening of London 1920 2000

Author: Matti O. Hannikainen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781134807475
Release Date: 2017-05-15
Genre: History

The long-term development of public green spaces such as parks, public gardens, and recreation grounds in London during the twentieth century is a curiously neglected subject, despite the fact that various kinds of green spaces cover huge areas in cities in the UK today. This book explores how and why public green spaces have been created and used in London, and what actors have been involved in their evolution, during the course of the twentieth century. Building on case studies of the contemporary boroughs of Camden and Southwark and making use of a wealth of archival material, the author takes us through the planning and creation stages, to the intended (and actual) uses and ongoing management of the spaces. By highlighting the rise and fall of municipal authorities and the impact of neo-liberalism after the 1970s, the book also deepens our understanding of how London has been governed, planned and ruled during the twentieth century. It makes a crucial contribution to academic as well as political discourse on the history and present role of green space in sustainable cities.

A History of Leisure

Author: Peter Borsay
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9780230214132
Release Date: 2006-02-28
Genre: History

Leisure is a key aspect of modern living. How did our ancestors experience recreation in the past, and how does this relate to the present? To answer these questions, Peter Borsay examines the history of leisure in Britain over the past 500 years, analysing elements of both continuity and change. A History of Leisure - explores a range of pastimes, from festive culture and music to tourism and sport - emphasises a conceptual and critical approach, rather than a simple narrative history - covers a range of themes including economy, state, class, identities, place, space and time - treats the constituent parts of the British Isles as a fluid and dynamic amalgam of local and national cultures and polities. Authoritative and engaging, this text challenges conventional views on the history of leisure and suggests new approaches to the subject. Borsay draws upon the insights provided by a variety of disciplines alongside that of history - anthropology, the arts, geography and sociology - to offer an essential guide to this fascinating area of study.

Sport Leisure and Culture in the Postmodern City

Author: Stephen Wagg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317051046
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Science

The widespread concept of the 'postmodern city' is frequently linked to the decline of traditional manufacturing industries and a corresponding wane of white working-class culture. In place of these appear flexible working practices, a diversified workforce, and a greater emphasis on consumption, leisure, and tourism. Illustrated by an interdisciplinary study of Leeds, a typical postmodern city, this volume examines how such cities have reinvented themselves - commercially, politically and spatially - over the past two decades. The work addresses issues like cultural policy, city-centre development, sport, leisure and identity, and explores different urban processes in relation to changing configuration of class, gender and ethnicity in the postmodern city.

Learie Constantine and Race Relations in Britain and the Empire

Author: Jeffrey Hill
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350069855
Release Date: 2018-12-13
Genre: History

Who was Learie Constantine? And what can he tell us about the politics of race and race relations in 20th-century Britain and the Empire? Through examining the life, times and opinions of this Trinidadian cricketer-turned-politician, Learie Constantine and Race Relations in Britain and the Empire explores the centrality of race in British politics and society. Unlike conventional biographical studies of Constantine, this unique approach to his life, and the racially volatile context in which it was lived, moves away from the 'good man' narrative commonly attributed to his rise to pre-eminence as a spokesman against racial discrimination and as the first black peer in the House of Lords. Through detailing how Constantine's idea of 'assimilation' was criticized, then later rejected by successive activists in the politics of race, Jeff rey Hill off ers an alternative and more sophisticated analysis of Constantine's contributions to, and complex relationship with, the fight against racial inequalities inherent in British domestic and imperial society.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport

Author: David Levinson
Publisher: Berkshire Publishing Group LLC
ISBN: 0974309117
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"Covers the whole world of sport, from major professional sports and sporting events to community and youth sport, as well as the business of sports and key social issues"--Provided by publisher.

Twentieth century Britain

Author: Paul Johnson
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
ISBN: UOM:39015053752047
Release Date: 1994
Genre: History

Social conditions and expectations have significantly improved for the majority of British citizens since 1900; similarly, economic performance today compares favourably with our past (though less so with our European competitors). Yet we are burdened with a sense of failure and uncertainty, convinced that society has become more violent and less cohesive, that the economic situation has deteriorated, and that the quality of national life is in decline. What justification is there for this pervasive view? An impressive team of contributors (assembled in association with the Economic History Society) examines the historical record to provide objective answers in this vigorous and searching introduction - designed for students, teachers and general readers - to the economic, social and cultural development of Britain this century.

Sport and Leisure Cultures

Author: Alan Tomlinson
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816633835
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A sweeping analysis of sport culture's global, national, and local impact.

Sport In Consumer Culture

Author: John Horne
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9780230802353
Release Date: 2005-12-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This book offers a distinctive introduction to understanding the position of sport in consumer society. Drawing on recent developments in sociological theory and research, particularly in relation to debates about culture and consumption, the book examines how sport - as both recreational practice and commercial spectacle - has become more central to the capitalist 'economies of signs and space'. Containing up-to-date research findings and identifying key issues in the study and politics of sport in consumer culture, this is essential reading for all students seeking to broaden their understanding of sport in society.

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