Sport in Australia by Professor Wray Vamplew
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Sport in Australia
By Professor Wray Vamplew

Sport in Australia

A Social History

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Sport in Australia by Professor Wray Vamplew

Book Description

Australia is often seen as a sport-obsessed nation, its people besotted with watching and playing sport. This book is an exciting survey of Australia's sporting life since white settlement. It deals comprehensively with the history of a range of individual sports in Australia, including cricket, horse-racing, netball, rowing, tennis, lawn bowls, swimming and surfing and the various football codes. Leading sports historians look at the impact of professionalization and commercialization on many sports, the link between sport and nationalism, the successes of Australian sport in the international arena and the effect of the communications revolution on sport. The book shows that class prejudice, sexual segregation and racial discrimination have permeated Australia's sporting history, arguing that sport in Australia has not taken place on a level playing field. Sport in Australia demonstrates the central role of sport in Australian popular culture and shows the ways in which sport reflects changing Australian society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521071352
ISBN-10: 0521071356
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 170mm x 19mm)
Pages: 364
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Encyclopedia of British Horseracing by Professor Wray Vamplew Encyclopedia of British Horseracing, Paperback (December 2004)

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