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Description - Moving the Goalposts by Martin Polley

This work argues that sport is not neutral, asocial or apolitical and so it needs to be assessed in its widest cultural context to be understood. It examines how sport is acted upon by these influences and creates influences of its own. The book provides a comprehensive survey of sport in Britain since 1945 and examines its place in British culture. It offers a critical introduction to existing literature on the subject and places contemporary sport in the context of recent history. The author discusses issues of politics, national identity, gender, class and race and explores representations of sport in the media. Sports covered include: football, rugby, tennis and polo.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415142175
ISBN-10: 0415142172
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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