Sport, Economy and Society in Britain, 1750-1914

Sport, Economy and Society in Britain, 1750-1914

by Neil Tranter
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521576555

ISBN-13: 9780521576550

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Neil Tranter draws on the recent surge of academic interest in this topic to provide a concise, up-to-date survey of a dramatic change in the cultural life of Victorian and Edwardian Britain: the radical transformation in the extent and nature of Britain's involvement in sports. Neil Tranter examines key questions such as the principal features of this new

Overview

Neil Tranter draws on the recent surge of academic interest in this topic to provide a concise, up-to-date survey of a dramatic change in the cultural life of Victorian and Edwardian Britain: the radical transformation in the extent and nature of Britain's involvement in sports. Neil Tranter examines key questions such as the principal features of this new sporting culture, how and why it spread, and the economic consequences of this cultural change. He also looks at who the particpants were, and to what extent women were involved in this sporting "revolution."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521576550
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
New Studies in Economic and Social History Series, #33
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

1. Author's introduction; 2. Growth or decline? The initial impact of urban-industrialisation; 3. The 'revolution' in sport; 4. A conspiracy of the elites?; 5. For health, prestige, or profit?; 6. No place for women?; 7. Agenda for research; Bibliography.

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