It Matters Not Who Won or Lost?
The ideal of the amateur competitor, playing the game for love and, unlike the professional, totally untainted by commerce, has become embedded in many accounts of the development of modern sport. It has proved influential not least because it has underpinned a pervasive impression of...
Published December 12th 2007 by Routledge
What is the relationship between sport and national identity? What can sport tell us about changing perceptions of national identity?Bringing together the work of established historians and younger commentators, this illuminating text surveys the last half-century, giving due attention to the place...
Published March 10th 2004 by Routledge
Series: British Politics and Society
The pressures and demands of professionalism and commercialization have transformed Britain's sports. At the end of the 20th century sports have been packaged and marketed as mass entertainment for a national or even international audience. This volume explores different facets of this phenomenon....
Published September 28th 2000 by Routledge