ISBN-10:
071468290X
ISBN-13:
9780714682907
Pub. Date:
01/01/2004
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Barbarians, Gentleman and Players: A Sociological Study of the Development of Rugby Football / Edition 2

Barbarians, Gentleman and Players: A Sociological Study of the Development of Rugby Football / Edition 2

by Kenneth Sheard, Eric Dunning

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ISBN-13: 9780714682907
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Series: Sport in the Global Society Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Folk Antecedents and Transitional Forms of Football in the Public Schools 1. The folk antecedents of modern rugby and their decline 2. Football in the early 19th century public schools Part II: The Modernisation of Rugby Football 3. The preconditions for modernization: embourgeoisement and public school reform 4. The incipient modernization of rugby football 5. The 'civilising process' and the formation of the RFU. 6. The democratization of rugby football. 7. Professionalisation and the amateur response. 8. The split. 9. The class structure and the professionalisation of British sport. Part III: The Development of Rugby Football as a Modern Sport 10. The professionalisation of rugby league. 11. Rugby union as a modern sport: bureaucracy, gate-taking clubs and the swansong of amateurism. Conclusion: Sociological Reflections on the Crisis in Modern Sport

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