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  1. The Politics of South African Cricket

    By Jon Gemmell

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The Politics of South African Cricket analyses the relationship between politics and sport, in particular cricket, in South Africa. South African Cricket embraces an ethos that is symbolic of a wider held belief system and as such has distinctive political connotations in the region.Sport in South...

    Published May 6th 2004 by Routledge

  2. International Sport: A Bibliography, 1995-1999

    Including 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 April 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  3. Running Cultures

    Racing in Time and Space

    By John Bale

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Running is one of the world's most widely practiced sports and recreations but until now it has intended to elude serious study outside of the natural sciences. John Bale brings the sport into the realm of the humanities by drawing on sources including literature, poetry, film, art and sculpture as...

    Published April 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  4. Sport and National Identity in the Post-War World

    Edited by Dilwyn Porter, Adrian Smith

    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 11th 2004 by Routledge

  5. Ethnicity, Sport, Identity

    Struggles for Status

    Edited by Andrew Ritchie

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    The struggle for status within sport is a microcosm of the struggle for rights, freedom and recognition within society. Injustices within sport often reflect larger injustices in society as a whole. In South Africa, for example, sport has been crucial in advancing the rights and liberty of...

    Published February 19th 2004 by Routledge

  6. The Making of New Zealand Cricket


    By Greg Ryan

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    It is generally forgotten that cricket rather than rugby union was the 'national game' in New Zealand until the early years of the twentieth century. This book shows why and how cricket developed in New Zealand and how its character changed across time. Greg Ryan examines the emergence and growth...

    Published February 5th 2004 by Routledge

  7. African Americans in Sports

    By David K. Wiggins

    This two-volume set features 400 articles on African-Americans in sports, including biographical entries as well as entries on events, tournaments, leagues, clubs, films, and associations. The entries cover all professional, amateur, and college sports such as baseball, tennis, and golf....

    Published November 30th 2003 by Routledge

  8. Cricket and England

    A Cultural and Social History of Cricket in England between the Wars

    By Mr Jack Williams

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    Looking at the inter-war period, this work explores the relationship between cricket and English social and cultural values....

    Published August 30th 2003 by Routledge

  9. A Game for Rough Girls?

    A History of Women's Football in Britian

    By Jean Williams

    Can we truly call football England's 'national' game?How have we arrived at this point of such clear inequality between men's and women's football? Between 1921 and 1972, women were banned from playing in football League grounds in the UK. Yet in 1998 FIFA declared that "the future is feminine" and...

    Published August 21st 2003 by Routledge

  10. The Tour De France, 1903-2003

    A Century of Sporting Structures, Meanings and Values

    Edited by Hugh Dauncey, Geoff Hare

    Series: Sport in the Global Society

    This book analyses the Tour de France over its long history both as France's most prestigious and famous sporting event and as a European and, increasingly, a world cycling competition. This study provides interdisciplinary and varied perspectives on the sporting, cultural, social, economic and...

    Published July 1st 2003 by Routledge