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Sports History, Hardback Book


Sports history is no longer a marginal academic subject.

It has now been recognised that sport is a significant cultural activity that matters to millions of people and ought to be studied by academic researchers.

Correctly practised, sports history is a counter to nostalgia, myth and invented tradition.

It can be considered the sports memory of a nation: without sports history there is sporting amnesia. The respected editors of this reference collection have brought together the best and most challenging work in the field for the first time.

Covering a wide range of sports, regions, debates, approaches and eras, Sports History is a truly comprehensive collection, divided across four themed volumes:Volume One: An Unfinished JourneyVolume Two: More Than a GameVolume Three: A Force for Good?Volume Four: Flexible Boundaries


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1480 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociology: sport & leisure
  • ISBN: 9781473919433



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