The Field: Truth and Fiction in Sport History

The Field: Truth and Fiction in Sport History

by Douglas Booth

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134459377
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/07/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Douglas Booth is Professor of Sport and Leisure Studies at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Sport History, Sport History Review and The International Journal of the History of Sport.

He is a well-known, respected and popular sport historian, with a high profile in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA. His book The Race Game: Politics and Sport in South Africa (Frank Cass) was awarded the 1998 North American Society for Sport History 'Book of the Year' award.

Table of Contents

Prologue: An Introduction to Sport Historiography. Part I: Models. Introduction to Part I 2. Facts, Objectivity, and Interpretation: Truth in Sport History 3. Facts, Concepts, and Structures: Theory in Sport History 4. Narratives, Non-narratives, and Fiction: Presenting the Sporting Past 5. Remnants of the Past: Sources, Evidence, and Traces in Sport History Part II: Explanatory Paradigms. Introduction to Part II 6. Advocacy: Debunking Myths 7. Comparison: Expanding the Evidence 8. Causation: Explaining Determinants 9. Social Change: Explaining Transformations 10. Context: Interpreting the Big Picture 11. New Culture: Interpreting Language and Discourse Epilogue: Towards an Alternative Model? Glossary.


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