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Sport In History

An Introduction

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This wide-ranging analysis of the key themes and developments in sports history provides an accessible introduction to the topic. The book examines sports history on a global scale, exploring the...

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This wide-ranging analysis of the key themes and developments in sports history provides an accessible introduction to the topic. The book examines sports history on a global scale, exploring the relationship between sports history and topics such as modernization, globalization, identity, gender and the media.

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A short, easytouse, introductory text which assumes no prior knowledge 
Directs readers to engaging themes, problems and issues, for example sport in the media
Includes case studies, questions and suggested further reading sections, offering readers a variety of ways into the topic 
Takes a methodological approach rather than providing a detailed factual narrative
 

Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Sport Matters
The Transition to Modern Sport
Sport and Identity
Sport and Gender
Mediating Sport
Sport in a Globalized World
Conclusion
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JEFFREY HILL is Emeritus Professor of Historical and Cultural Studies at De Montfort University, UK, where he was previously Director of the International Centre for Sport, History and Culture. He is the author of Sport, Leisure and Culture in Twentieth Century Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002) and Sport and the Literary Imagination (Peter Lang, 2006).

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JEFFREY HILL is Emeritus Professor of Historical and Cultural Studies at De Montfort University, UK, where he was previously Director of the International Centre for Sport, History and Culture. He is the author of Sport, Leisure and Culture in Twentieth Century Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002) and Sport and the Literary Imagination (Peter Lang, 2006).

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