Sport and the English, 1918-1939: between the wars

Huggins, Mike ORCID logo ORCID: and Williams, Jack (2006) Sport and the English, 1918-1939: between the wars. Routledge / Taylor and Francis, London. Full text not available from this repository.

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Sport and the English, 1918-1939 is a comprehensive, accessible and innovative analysis of sport as an expression of the values and social relations of a nation. Bringing the central place of sport in English life between the wars into sharp focus, this insightful history provides us with a fresh perspective on issues of gender, class, religion and identity, and ideas of morality, continuity and change. 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.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Routledge / Taylor and Francis
ISBN: 9780415331852
Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Humanities
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2010 10:09
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 19:30
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