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May the best man win : sport, masculinity, and nationalism in Great Britain and the Empire, 1880-1935

Author: Patrick F McDevitt
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"May The Best Man Win investigates the continual reassessment and reassertion of various masculine ideals associated with sport in the British empire between 1880 and 1935"--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick F McDevitt
ISBN: 1403965528 9781403965523
OCLC Number: 53076373
Description: ix, 179 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Gender and imperial sport --
Strong men, free men: Gaelic team sports and Irish Masculinity --
The king of sports: polo in late Victorian and Edwardian India --
May the best white man win: boxing, race, and masculinity --
Defending white manhood: the bodyline affair in England and Australia --
Black skin in white flannel: the West Indies join the bodyline fray --
Conclusions: sport, masculinity, and nationalism.
Responsibility: Patrick F. McDevitt.
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As Britain's great power status came to be increasingly challenged in the decades before the First World War, one by-product of the resultant uncertainty was the weakening of the Victorian,  Read more...

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