May the Best Man Win
Sport, Masculinity, and Nationalism in Great Britain and the Empire, 1880-1935
By (author) Patrick F. McDevitt
May the Best Man Win by Patrick F. McDevitt
Book DescriptionAs Britain's great power status came to be increasingly challenged in the decades before the First World War, one by-product of the resultant uncertainty was the weakening of the Victorian, middle-class consensus of what constituted ideal manhood. Britain's empire was not only the source of wealth and power, but it simultaneously provided alternative models of masculinity and nationhood. Consequently, the empire and the commonwealth played an important role in defining imperial gender relations in both Britain and in the colonies and dominions. May the Best Man Win investigates the continual re-assessment and reassertion of various masculine ideals associated with sport in the British empire between 1880 and 1935.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230606357
(229mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A comprehensive social and cultural history of sport in the British empire and its relationship to constructions of masculinity and national identity in Great Britain, Ireland, India, Australia and the West Indies 1880-1935.
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Author Biography - Patrick F. McDevitt
PATRICK F. McDEVITT is an Associate Professor of History at the University at Buffalo, USA.
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