New Directions in Sport History

New Directions in Sport History

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ISBN-13: 9781317525660
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/02/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Duncan Stone recently completed his Ph.D. at the University of Huddersfield, UK. His main research interests include amateurism, regionalism, the role of urban/suburbanisation upon social and cultural identities, the ‘cultural war’ over the definition of sporting practice, and the legitimate function and meaning of sporting activity.

John Hughson is Professor of Sport and Cultural Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He is also the Director of the International Football Institute, and works in research partnership with the National Football Museum, Manchester, UK. He is author of The Making of Sporting Cultures (Routledge, 2009) and principal author of The Uses of Sport (Routledge, 2005).

Rob Ellis is a lecturer in History at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He has published articles on the West Riding Pauper Asylum’s relationship with the Poor Law. More recently, he has worked with West Yorkshire Archive Service, the Thackery Medical Museum, Leeds City museums and South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust to bring the asylum story to a wider audience.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Duncan Stone

2. Last Man Picked: Do Mainstream Historians Need to Play with Sports Historians?

Paul Ward

3. Sports History: Outside of the Mainstream? A Response to Ward’s ‘Last Man Picked’

Matthew L. McDowell

4. Cracks in the (Self-Constructed?) Ghetto Walls? Comments on Paul Ward's ‘Last Man Picked’

Malcolm MacLean

5. ‘The Postmodernist Always Rings Twice: Reflections on the "New" Cultural Turn in Sports History’

John Hughson

6. The Sporting Image: A Personal Journey Utilising History to Develop Academic Inquiry and Creativity

Iain Adams

7. ‘Ordinary working men … transformed into giants on the rugby field’: ‘Collective’ and ‘Individual’ Memory in Oral Histories of Rugby League

Rob Light

8. Asylums and Sport: Participation, Isolation and the Role of Cricket in the Treatment of the Insane

Rob Ellis

9. What's the Point of Sports History?

Martin Johnes

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