ISBN-10:
0814717659
ISBN-13:
9780814717653
Pub. Date:
03/28/1979
Publisher:
New York University Press
Barbarians, Gentlemen and Players: A Sociological Study of the Development of Rugby Football

Barbarians, Gentlemen and Players: A Sociological Study of the Development of Rugby Football

by Eric Dunning, Kenneth Sheard

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ISBN-13: 9780814717653
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 03/28/1979
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(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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