Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport

Floodlights and Touchlines: A History of Spectator Sport

by Rob Steen

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ISBN-13: 9781408181379
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 06/26/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Rob Steen is a sportswriter and co-leader of the BA (Hons) Sport Journalism course at the University of Brighton. He has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the Financial Times, the Melbourne Age, the Hindustan Times, the Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Times, where he was deputy sports editor. Winner of the 1995 Cricket Society Literary award and the UK section of the 2005 EU Journalism Award for 'diversity, against discrimination', runner-up for the 1991 William Hill Sports Book of the Year, he has published over a dozen books and written for a multitude of magazines, including the Observer Sports Monthly, The Cricketer and India Today, and is also a longstanding columnist for Cricinfo.
Rob Steen has written several books including David Gower: A Man Out of Time and Spring, Summer, Autumn (runner-up for the William Hill). He is a sportswriter on Cricinfo (and previously for the Guardian, Sunday Telegraph, FT, and Wisden Cricket Monthly) and senior lecturer in sports journalism at the University of Brighton.

Table of Contents

Introduction: It's Only Bats And Balls (But We Like It) - Why Spectator Sport Matters More Than It Did (And More Than It Should)
1.The Sound (And Fury) Of The Crowd: Sport and Spectators
2.Class Wars: How Spectator Sport Began
3.Odds and Sods: Sport and Gambling
4.Ringmasters Inc: Sport and Governance
5.Sport and Professionalism
I From "Gentlemen†? to Shamateurs
II Pride and Prejudice
6.Well-Paid Slaves: Sport and Players' Rights
7.The Us Syndrome: Sport and Internationalism
8.Reluctant Partners: Sport and Politics
9.No Normal Sport In An Abnormal Society: Sport and Race
I – Disunited States
II - For the Common Wealth
10.The Grass Ceiling: Sport and Sexuality

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