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Amateurs and Professionals in Post-War British Sport : British Politics and Society - Dilwyn Porter

Amateurs and Professionals in Post-War British Sport

British Politics and Society

By: Dilwyn Porter (Editor), Adrian Smith (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th September 2000
ISBN: 9780714681276
Number Of Pages: 214

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The pressures and demands of professionalism and commercialization have transformed all Britain's major sports, particularly at the end of the 20th century, when they have been packaged and marketed as mass entertainment for a national or even international audience.
This volume explores different facets of this phenomenon: from the postwar years when terraced or pavilioned spectators applauded a dying breed of "gentlemen" footballers or cricketers, playing at the highest level just for the love of the game, to the 21st-century when highly paid sportsmen and sportswomen endeavour to satisfy the inflated expectations of officials, agents, journalists, broadcasters, and above all, those viewing or listening at home.
Sports historians demonstrate the centrality of their subject to the study of modern Britain by focusing on the impact of professionalism on rugby, golf, athletics, and horseracing, as well as cricket and the "national game."

Introductionp. vii
Amateur Football in England, 1948-63: The Pegasus Phenomenonp. 1
'Time Gentlemen Please': The Decline of Amateur Captaincy in English County Cricketp. 31
'Big Money': The Tournament Player and the PGA, 1945-75p. 60
'The Amateur Rules': Amateurism and Professionalism in Post-War British Athleticsp. 81
Still Crazy after all those Years: Continuity in a Changing Labour Market for Professional Jockeysp. 115
Civil War in England: The Clubs, the RFU and the Impact of Professionalism on Rugby Union, 1995-99p. 146
Notes on Contributorsp. 189
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780714681276
ISBN-10: 071468127X
Series: British Politics and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 29th September 2000
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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