A Social History of Swimming in England, 1800 - 1918: Splashing in the Serpentine

A Social History of Swimming in England, 1800 - 1918: Splashing in the Serpentine

by Christopher Love
     
 

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Covering a time of great social and technological change, this history traces the development of the four classic aquatic disciplines of competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with its main focus on racing. Working from the beginnings of municipal recreational swimming, the book fully explores the links between swimming and other

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Covering a time of great social and technological change, this history traces the development of the four classic aquatic disciplines of competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with its main focus on racing. Working from the beginnings of municipal recreational swimming, the book fully explores the links between swimming and other aspects of English life society including class, education, gender, municipal governance, sexuality and the Victorian invention of the sports amateur-professional divide.


Uniquely focused on swimming -often neglected in analytic sports histories- this is the first study of its kind and will be an important landmark in the establishment of swimming history as a topic of scholarly investigation.


This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317970279
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/18/2013
Series:
Sport in the Global Society
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
File size:
2 MB

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