The Tour de France, 1903-2003 (Sport in the Global Society Series) : A Century of Sporting Structures, Meanings and Values

The Tour de France, 1903-2003 (Sport in the Global Society Series) : A Century of Sporting Structures, Meanings and Values

by Hugh Dauncey
     
 

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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 political significance of the Tour within and outside France, giving a

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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 political significance of the Tour within and outside France, giving a comprehensive and authoritative investigation of up-to-the minute thinking on what the Tour means, now and in the past, to competitors, to France, to the French public, to the cultural history of sport, and the sport of cycling itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714653624
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Sport in the Global Society Series
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

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