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Making the Rugby World : Race, Gender, Commerce - Timothy J. L. Chandler

Making the Rugby World

Race, Gender, Commerce

By: Timothy J. L. Chandler (Editor), John Nauright (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th November 1999
ISBN: 9780714644110
Number Of Pages: 224

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This book explores the expansion of rugby from its imperial and amateur upper-class white male core into other contexts throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The development of rugby in the racially divided communities of the setter empire and how this was viewed are explored initially. Then the editors turn to four case studies of rugby's expansion beyond the bounds of the British Empire (France, Italy, Japan and the USA). The role of women in rugby is examined and the subsequent development of women's rugby as one of the fastest growing sports for women in Europe, North America and Australasia in the 1980s and 1990s. The final section analyses the impact of commercialisation, professionalisation and media on rugby and the impact on the historic rugby culture linked to an ethos of amateurism.

Preface and Acknowledgementsp. vii
Series Editor's Forewordp. ix
Introduction: More than the Making of Men, the World(s) of Rugbyp. xiii
Of Warriors and Blokes: The Problem of Maori Rugby for Pakeha Masculinity in New Zealandp. 1
Rugby, Carnival, Masculinity and Identities in 'Coloured' Cape Townp. 27
Recognition through Resistance: Rugby in the USAp. 43
Learning to Be a Man: French Rugby and Masculinityp. 63
Rugby: The Game for 'Real Italian Men'p. 88
High School Rugby and the Construction of Masculinity in Japanp. 105
Crossing the Line: Women Playing Rugby Unionp. 128
The Global Union: Globalization and the Rugby World Cupp. 149
Professionalism, Commercialism and the Rugby Club: The Case of Pontypridd RFCp. 165
Recapturing the Moment? Global Rugby, Economics and the Politics of Nation in Post-Apartheid South Africap. 181
Conclusion: A Rugby World or Worlds of Rugby?p. 201
Select Bibliographyp. 209
Notes on the Contributorsp. 217
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780714644110
ISBN-10: 0714644110
Series: Cass Series: Sport in the Global Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 30th November 1999
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 25.4
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1

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