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Moving the goalposts : a history of sport and society since 1945

Author: Martin Polley
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Moving the Goalposts provides a survey of British sport since 1945 and examines its place in British culture. The author discusses issues of politics, national identity, gender, class, and ethnicity. In Moving the Goalposts, Martin Polley argues that sport is not neutral, asocial or apolitical and so it needs to be assessed in its widest cultural context to be understood. Providing extensive coverage of the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Polley
ISBN: 0415142164 9780415142168 0415142172 9780415142175
OCLC Number: 36994913
Description: xii, 236 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Sport, politics, and the state --
2. Sport, the nation, and the world --
3. Sport, commerce, and sponsorship --
4. Sport and gender --
5. Sport, social class, and professional status --
6. Sport and ethnicity.
Responsibility: Martin Polley.
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Martin Polley provides a survey of sport in Britain since 1945 and examines sport's place in British culture. He discusses issues of class, gender, race, commerce and politics, as well as analysing  Read more...

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