Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology

A Social History of Sheffield Boxing, Volume II

Scrap Merchants, 1970-2020

Authors: Bell, Matthew, Armstrong, Gary

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  • A comprehensive social history of boxing in the city of Sheffield, spanning almost 300 years
  • Explores how sport can be tied to a city, to industry, to race, to class, and other key social indicators
  • Robust examination of key figures in the establishment of sport and city life in Sheffield 
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A Social History of Sheffield Boxing combines urban ethnography and anthropology, sociological theory and place and life histories to explore the global phenomenon of boxing. Raising many issues pertinent to the social sciences, such as contestations around state regulation of violence, commerce and broadcasting, pedagogy and elite sport and how sport is delivered and narrated to the masses, the book studies the history of boxing in Sheffield and the sport’s impact on the cultural, political and economic development of the city since the 18th century. Interweaving urban anthropology with sports studies and historical research the text expertly examines a variety of published sources, ranging from academic papers to biographies and from newspaper reports to case studies and contemporary interviews.

In Volume II, Bell and Armstrong examine the revival of Sheffield boxing after the decline of the 1950s and 1960s outlined in Volume I. Instigated by two men from outside the city—Brendan Ingle and Herol Graham—this renaissance became known as the ‘Ingle style,’ which between 1995 and 2014 produced four world champions: Naseem Hamed, Johnny Nelson, Junior Witter and Kell Brook. These successes inspired others and raised Sheffield’s profile as a boxing city, which in the 1990s and 2000s produced two more world champions in Paul ‘Silky’ Jones and Clinton Woods. In this second volume, Bell and Armstrong track the resurgence of boxing to the present day and consider how the game and its players have changed over time.

About the authors

Matthew Bell has served as editor of the Sheffield United FC magazine Flashing Blade since 1989 and has written a weekly column in the Green ‘Un and Sheffield Star newspapers since 1993. Along with Dr Gary Armstrong, he co-authored Fit and Proper? Conflicts and Conscience in an English Football Club (2010), the definitive account of the recent history of Sheffield United FC, and Steel and Grace: Sheffield’s Olympic Track and Field Medallists (2014). With Sheffield historian Chris Hobbs, he is also the co-author of Shocking Sheffield: Forgotten Tales of Murder, Mishap and Gruesome Misdemeanour, Volumes 1 and 2 (2012), and Long Shadows Over Sheffield (2014).

Gary Armstrong is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at City University of London, UK. Amongst several projects on sport, criminology, and surveillance, he is the author of Football Hooligans: Knowing the Score; Blade Runners: Lives in Football; and Sheffield United FC: The Biography. In the Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology series, he co-authored Mixed Occupancy Housing in London: A Living Tapestry? with James Rosbrook Thompson. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Social History of Sheffield Boxing, Volume II
Book Subtitle
Scrap Merchants, 1970-2020
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Urban Anthropology
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63553-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63553-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63552-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 392
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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