The purpose of sport

Huggins, Mike ORCID logo ORCID: (2022) The purpose of sport. In: von Mallinckrodt, Rebekka, (ed.) A cultural history of sport in the Age of Enlightenment. Cultural History of Sport (The Cultural Histories Series), 4 . Bloomsbury Publishing, London, UK. Full text not available from this repository.

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A Cultural History of Sport in the Age of Enlightenment covers the period 1650 to 1800, a period often seen as a time of decline in sporting practice and literature. In fact, a rich sporting culture existed and sports were practised by both men and women at all levels of society. The Enlightenment called into question many of the earlier notions of religion, gender, and rank which had previously shaped sporting activities and also initiated the commercialization, professionalization and associativity which were to define modern sport.

The 6 volume set of the Cultural History of Sport presents the first comprehensive history from classical antiquity to today, covering all forms and aspects of sport and its ever-changing social, cultural, political, and economic context and impact. The themes covered in each volume are the purpose of sport; sporting time and sporting space; products, training and technology; rules and order; conflict and accommodation; inclusion, exclusion and segregation; minds, bodies and identities; representation.

Rebekka von Mallinckrodt is Professor at the University of Bremen, Germany. Volume 4 in the Cultural History of Sport set - General Editors: Wray Vamplew, Mark Dyreson, and John McClelland.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350023994
Departments: Institute of Arts > Humanities
Additional Information: Chapter 1 within book.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2019 14:43
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2024 20:32
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