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Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics
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Australian Rules Football During the First World War

Authors: Blair, Dale, Hess, Rob

  • Offers the first analysis of the effects of the First World War on Australian Rules football
  • Examines the relationship between the Great War, patriotism and this national sport
  • Explores the emergence of competitive women's football and its relationship to patriotism
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About this book

The book explores the intersection between the Great War and patriotism through an examination of the effects of both on Australia’s most popular football code. The work is chronological, and therefore provides an easy path by which events may be followed. Ultimately it seeks to shine a light on and provide considerable detail to a much-ignored period in Australian Rules football history, including women’s football history, that was subject to much upheaval and which reflected considerable social and class divisions in society at the time. One hundred years on, the Australian Football League presents past soldier footballers as unequivocal representatives of a unifying national ‘Anzac’ spirit. That is far from the reality of football’s First World War experience.

About the authors

Dale Blair is Historian at Deakin University, Australia.
Rob Hess is Associate Professor in Sport History at Victoria University, Australia.

Reviews

“This is an important contribution to World War I sport history and is extensively well researched, using primary and secondary sources. This book is a must-read for individuals with an interest in sport in Australia or across the globe during World War I.” (Micheal D. Warren, Journal of Sport History, Vol. 46, 2019)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • War!

    Pages 1-15

    Blair, Dale (et al.)

  • ‘King Football’

    Pages 17-37

    Blair, Dale (et al.)

  • Football Under Siege

    Pages 39-52

    Blair, Dale (et al.)

  • Women, War and Football

    Pages 53-68

    Blair, Dale (et al.)

  • Football and the Military

    Pages 69-87

    Blair, Dale (et al.)

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $69.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Australian Rules Football During the First World War
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57843-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57843-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57842-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86264-4
Series ISSN
2365-998X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 143
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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