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Palgrave Macmillan

Sport In History

An Introduction

ISBN 9781403987907
Publication Date December 2010
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

This wide-ranging analysis of the key themes and developments in sports history provides an accessible introduction to the topic. The book examines sports history on a global scale, exploring the relationship between sports history and topics such as modernization, globalization, identity, gender and the media.

JEFFREY HILL is Emeritus Professor of Historical and Cultural Studies at De Montfort University, UK, where he was previously Director of the International Centre for Sport, History and Culture. He is the author of Sport, Leisure and Culture in Twentieth Century Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002) and Sport and the Literary Imagination (Peter Lang, 2006).

List of Illustrations
Sport Matters
The Transition to Modern Sport
Sport and Identity
Sport and Gender
Mediating Sport
Sport in a Globalized World
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'[A]n excellent introduction for those who want to immerse themselves in sports history. It presents a generous smorgasbord of perspectives and approaches.' - Hans Bolling, idrottsforum.org
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