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Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport
 
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Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport
Edited by Stephen Wagg
 
 
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30 Nov 2011
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Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport takes as its starting point the need to go beyond 'newsreel' versions of the apparent turning points in sport history and to put them into a clear context. It explores a range of such watershed moments in a series of detailed and insightful studies. These moments include: the debate over the creation of particular sports; the beginnings of professional association football; the decline of amateur 'soccer'; the debate over violence in American football; the traditional throwing of the first pitch of an American baseball season by the President; the coming of male and female sport celebrity; the acknowledgement of a relationship between sport and politics; the arrival of drugs in sport; the clenched fist salute at the Olympic Games of 1968; the emergence of feminism in sport; the marriage of sport and television; the World Cup Final of 1966; and events seen mistakenly as turning points.


Description

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport takes as its starting point the need to go beyond 'newsreel' versions of the apparent turning points in sport history and to put them into a clear context. It explores a range of such watershed moments in a series of detailed and insightful studies. These moments include: the debate over the creation of particular sports; the beginnings of professional association football; the decline of amateur 'soccer'; the debate over violence in American football; the traditional throwing of the first pitch of an American baseball season by the President; the coming of male and female sport celebrity; the acknowledgement of a relationship between sport and politics; the arrival of drugs in sport; the clenched fist salute at the Olympic Games of 1968; the emergence of feminism in sport; the marriage of sport and television; the World Cup Final of 1966; and events seen mistakenly as turning points.


Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction; S.Wagg
The Invention of Sporting Tradition: National myths, Imperial Pasts and the Origins of Australian Rules football; T.Collins
From Evil to Expedient: the Legalisation of Professionalism in English Football, 1884-85; D.Russell
Peacefully, at Wembley Stadium on 20 April 1974: the Quiet Death of Amateur Football in England; D.Porter
Rough Manly Sport and the American Way: Theodore Roosevelt and College Football, 1905; M.Oriard
Baseball, Invented Tradition, and Nationalistic Spirit; G.Gems
'Her Dainty Strength': Suzanne Lenglen, Wimbledon and the Coming of Female Sport Celebrity; S.Wagg
Before and After 1968: Reconsidering the Introduction of Drug Testing in the Olympic Games; I.Ritchie
The 'Revolt of the Black Athlete': Tommie Smith and John Carlos's 1968 Black Power Salute Reconsidered; M.Smith
The D'Oliveira Affair: Cricket, 'Race' and Politics; R.Steen
The Physical Activism of Billie Jean King; J.Schultz
John L. Sullivan: The Champion of All Champions; E.J.Gorn
The 'Packer Affair' and the Early Marriage of Television and Sport; D.L.Andrews & A.D.Grainger
All these Years of Hurt: Culture, Pedagogy and '1966' as a Site of National Myths; M.L.Silk & J.Francombe
The 1960 Rome Summer Olympics: Birth of a New World?; B.Keys




Authors

STEPHEN WAGG is Professor of Sport and Society at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. He previously taught at the Universities of Leicester and Roehampton. He has written widely on sport and his books include, co-edited with David Andrews, East Plays West: Sport and the Cold War (2007).