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Sport and the English, 1918-1939

Author: Mike Huggins; Jack Williams
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Huggins; Jack Williams
ISBN: 0415331846 9780415331845 0415331854 9780415331852 0203398025 9780203398029
OCLC Number: 60742039
Description: xiv, 185 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The place of sport in national life --
2. Representations of sport : the mass media --
3. Representations of sport : celebrity, stars and heroes --
4. Traditions and innovations --
5. Gaining meaning from sport : sport and pleasure --
6. Gaining meaning from sport : sportsmanship and decorum --
7. Gaining meaning from sport : Englishness and isolationism --
8. Class, conflict and cohesion.
Responsibility: Mike Huggins and Jack Williams.
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Covering the years between the two World Wars, this title focuses on the central place of sport in English life. It aims to provide insight into issues of gender, class, religion and locality, ideas  Read more...

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