Sport in Britain

A Bibliography of Historical Publications, 1800-1988

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719025921

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 285

View: 6136

British Sport

A Bibliography to 2000

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714652504

Category: Sports

Page: 164

View: 6358

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.

British Sport: a Bibliography to 2000

Volume 1: Nationwide Histories

Author: Richard Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113528721X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

View: 4095

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

Middlesbrough, 1870–1914

Author: Catherine Budd

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498529445

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 6686

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.

The Ball is Round

A Global History of Soccer

Author: David Goldblatt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594482960

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 974

View: 6007

Published to coincide with the World Cup preliminaries, a comprehensive overview of soccer around the world traces the history of the world's most popular sport from its earliest origins to the present day, looking at the game in terms of its political, cultural, and social roles in countries around the world. Original.

Soccer and Society

South Wales, 1900-1939

Author: Martin Johnes

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 238

View: 2521

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.

Association Football in Victorian England

A History of the Game from 1863 to 1900

Author: Philip Gibbons

Publisher: Upfront

ISBN: 9781844260355

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 473

View: 5483

With the administrative skills of the likes of Charles Alcock, Francis Marindin, Arthur Kinnaird and William McGregor, Association Football grew to such an extent that it became an important part in the lives of both players and spectators as the century reached its end.


The First Hundred Years : the Untold Story

Author: Adrian Harvey

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415350190

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 289

View: 9406

The story of the creation of Britain's national game has often been told. According to the accepted wisdom, the refined football games created by English public schools in the 1860s subsequently became the sports of the masses. Football, The First Hundred Years, provides a revisionist history of the game, challenging previously widely-accepted beliefs. Harvey argues that established football history does not correspond with the facts. Football, as played by the 'masses' prior to the adoption of the public school codes is almost always portrayed as wild and barbaric. This view may require considerable modification in the light of Harvey's research. Football's First One Hundred Years provides a very detailed picture of the football played outside the confines of the public schools, revealing a culture that was every bit as sophisticated and influential as that found within their prestigious walls. Football, The First Hundred Years sets forth a completely revisionist thesis, offering a different perspective on almost every aspect of the established history of the formative years of the game. The book will be of great interest to sports historians and football enthusiasts alike.

The Last Generation

Work and Life in the Textile Mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, 1910-1960

Author: Mary H. Blewett

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870237133

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 8201

Thirty-four former textile mill workers, both men and women, recount their lives and work, including their jobs, their families, and the communities they created

The Right College, 1991

Author: College Research Group of Concord Massac

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780137815197

Category: College choice

Page: 1680

View: 841

The brand-new, totally updated edition of the college guide covering every aspect of campus life. Complete profiles of the more than 1,500 accredited four-year colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, cover everything from admissions to prominent graduates to social events.

America, history and life

Author: American Bibliographical Center

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dissertations, Academic

Page: N.A

View: 5731

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

Scoring for Britain

International Football and International Politics, 1900-1939

Author: Peter J. Beck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135230307

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 1394

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.

Fashion and Its Social Agendas

Class, Gender, and Identity in Clothing

Author: Diana Crane

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226924831

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 8757

It has long been said that clothes make the man (or woman), but is it still true today? If so, how has the information clothes convey changed over the years? Using a wide range of historical and contemporary materials, Diana Crane demonstrates how the social significance of clothing has been transformed. Crane compares nineteenth-century societies—France and the United States—where social class was the most salient aspect of social identity signified in clothing with late twentieth-century America, where lifestyle, gender, sexual orientation, age, and ethnicity are more meaningful to individuals in constructing their wardrobes. Today, clothes worn at work signify social class, but leisure clothes convey meanings ranging from trite to political. In today's multicode societies, clothes inhibit as well as facilitate communication between highly fragmented social groups. Crane extends her comparison by showing how nineteenth-century French designers created fashions that suited lifestyles of Paris elites but that were also widely adopted outside France. By contrast, today's designers operate in a global marketplace, shaped by television, film, and popular music. No longer confined to elites, trendsetters are drawn from many social groups, and most trends have short trajectories. To assess the impact of fashion on women, Crane uses voices of college-aged and middle-aged women who took part in focus groups. These discussions yield fascinating information about women's perceptions of female identity and sexuality in the fashion industry. An absorbing work, Fashion and Its Social Agendas stands out as a critical study of gender, fashion, and consumer culture. "Why do people dress the way they do? How does clothing contribute to a person's identity as a man or woman, as a white-collar professional or blue-collar worker, as a preppie, yuppie, or nerd? How is it that dress no longer denotes social class so much as lifestyle? . . . Intelligent and informative, [this] book proposes thoughtful answers to some of these questions."-Library Journal

50 Years of Football 1895-1934

Author: Sir Frederick Wall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781862231160

Category: Soccer

Page: 208

View: 9392

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.

The Ball is Round

A Global History of Football

Author: David Goldblatt

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141911549

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 992

View: 5922

The definitive book about football. There may be no cultural practice more global than soccer. Rites of birth and marriage are infinitely diverse, but the rules of football are universal. No world religion can match its geographical scope. The single greatest simultaneous human collective experience is the World Cup final. In this extraordinary tour de force, David Goldblatt tells the full story of football's rise from chaotic folk ritual to the world's most popular sport-now poised to fully establish itself in the USA. Already celebrated internationally, The Ball Is Round illuminates football's role in the political and social histories of modern societies, but never loses sight of the beauty, joy, and excitement of the game itself.