Martin Polley provides a survey of sport in Britain since 1945 and examines sport's place in British culture. He discusses issues of class, gender, race, commerce and politics, as well as analysing contemporary sport.
'An excellent survey … extremely valuable. I have not read a book in many years that is more insightful and stimulating.' - Morris Mott, Canadian Journal of History
'Those who teach undergraduate modules upon the social and cultural history of sport will welcome this work and have no hesitation in recommending it as the starting point for studying the post-war period but it will also become an essential text for the study of post-war popular culture in Britain.' - Reviews in History