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  1. British Sport - A Bibliography to 2000

    Volume 2: Local Histories

    Edited by Richard Cox

    Volume two of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian....

    Published December 31st 2002 by Routledge

  2. Capoeira

    The History of an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art

    By Matthias Röhrig Assunção

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Originally the preserve of Afro-Brazilian slaves, the marginalized and the underclasses in Brazilian society, capoeira is now a mainstream sport, taught in Brazilian schools and practised by a range of social classes around the world. Some advocates now seek Olympic recognition for Capoeira. This...

    Published September 30th 2002 by Routledge

  3. International Sport: A Bibliography, 2000

    An Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections

    Edited by Richard William Cox

    There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the...

    Published September 29th 2002 by Routledge

  4. Encyclopedia of British Football

    Edited by Richard Cox, WRAY VAMPLEW, Dave Russell

    This reference work aims to provide sports enthusiasts, journalists, librarians, students and scholars with an authorative source of information on a comprehensive range of subjects covering the history and organization of football in Britain. Over 250 entries focus on key organisations or...

    Published September 2nd 2002 by Routledge

  5. Reformers, Sport, Modernizers

    Middle-class Revolutionaries

    Edited by J A Mangan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    A record of the role of selected middle-class individuals across Europe who made notable contributions to the early evolution of modern sport and who saw success in modern sport as an expression of human qualities to be admired, applauded and encouraged. They viewed sport, sometimes...

    Published April 30th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Japan, Korea and the 2002 World Cup

    Edited by John Horne, Wolfram Manzenreiter

    The football World Cup is unquestionably the biggest sporting event in the world. This fascinating collection of papers examines the background to the 2002 World Cup Finals, held in Korea and Japan, and explores the event's profound social, cultural, political and economic significance. The book...

    Published April 24th 2002 by Routledge

  7. Football, Europe and the Press

    By Liz Crolley, David Hand

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This book examines the construction of national, regional, and group identities in the football journalism of five European countries: England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Notions of the respective national stereotypes are explored in each of the countries studied....

    Published March 31st 2002 by Routledge

  8. Africa, Football and FIFA

    Politics, Colonialism and Resistance

    By Paul Darby

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This book explores the role of FIFA in brokering the development of football in Africa and its relationship with that continent's football associations and regional governing body. Africa is no longer on the periphery of world football but the economic disparities between the first and the third...

    Published December 31st 2001 by Routledge

  9. Australian Beach Cultures

    The History of Sun, Sand and Surf

    By Douglas Booth

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Australians are surrounded by beaches. But this enclosure is more than a geographical fact for the inhabitants of an island continent; the beach is an integral part of the cultural envelope. This work analyzes the history of the beach as an integral aspect of Australian culture....

    Published September 30th 2001 by Routledge

  10. Amateurism in Sport

    An Analysis and Defence

    By Lincoln Allison

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    We often decry "amateurism", yet one can do things "for the love of it" rather than for money. It can also show that an economic system which has more voluntary, unpaid activity is a more efficient system. This work examines amateurism's rationale, its history, ethics and economics....

    Published September 6th 2001 by Routledge