Numbers and Narratives: Sport, History and Economics

Numbers and Narratives: Sport, History and Economics

by Wray Vamplew

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351797474
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/08/2018
Series: Sport in the Global Society - Contemporary Perspectives
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Wray Vamplew is Emeritus Professor of Sports History at the University of Stirling and Visiting Research Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. His research has gained awards from the North American Society for Sport History and the Australian Sports Commission. He is currently working on an international economic history of sport.

Table of Contents

Preface  Part I: Introduction  1. Count me in: reflections on a career as a sports historian  2. The power of numbers: a plea for more quantitative sports history  Part II: Sport, economics and the economy  3. Scottish football before 1914: an economic analysis of a gate-money sport  4. Sport, industry and industrial sport in Britain before 1914: review and revision  5. ‘It is pleasing to know that football can be devoted to charitable purposes’: British football and charity 1870–1918  Part III: The sports professional  6. Still crazy after all those years: continuity in a changing labour market for professional jockeys  7. Successful workers or exploited labour? Golf professionals and professional golfers in Britain 1888–1914  Part IV: Developing theory  8. Empiricism, theoretical concepts and the development of the British golf club before 1914  9. Playing together: towards a theory of the British sports club in history

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