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Sport, Economy and Society in Britain 1750-1914 : Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences - Neil Tranter

Sport, Economy and Society in Britain 1750-1914

Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences

Hardcover Published: 12th December 2002
ISBN: 9780521572170
Number Of Pages: 128

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Neil Tranter draws on the recent surge of academic interest in this topic to provide a concise, up-to-date survey of a dramatic change in the cultural life of Victorian and Edwardian Britain: the radical transformation in the extent and nature of Britain's involvement in sports. Neil Tranter examines key questions such as the principal features of this new sporting culture, how and why it spread, and the economic consequences of this cultural change. He also looks at who the particpants were, and to what extent women were involved in this sporting "revolution."

' ... extremely welcome ... and excellent introduction to the issues which historians of sport confront, and sets out the findings of the most recent research in an exemplary way ... an admirable book, and it is difficult to see how it could have been done better'. History 'Tranter has produced an important book. It should enable a wide range of teachers to introduce sports history to a cross disciplinary audience; an area of study that has often been trivialised, yet one that has been central to the fabric of British life since pre-industrialisation.' Journal of European Area Studies

AuthorÆs introduction
Growth or decline? The initial impact of urban-industrialisation
The ærevolutionÆ in sport
A conspiracy of the elites?
For health, prestige, or profit?
No place for women?
Agenda for research
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521572170
ISBN-10: 0521572177
Series: Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 12th December 2002
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.31