1st Edition

Pleasure, Profit, Proselytism
British Culture and Sport at Home and Abroad 1700-1914

Edited By

J A Mangan

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ISBN 9780714640501
Published October 20, 1988 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

This book examines aspects of sport which Britain nurtured within its own culture and also transmitted to overseas territories with the expansion of empire.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction /J.A.Mangan -- PART ONE: CULTURE AND SPORT IN BRITAIN -- 1 Sport and Industrialization: An Economic Interpretation of the Changes in Popular Sport in Nineteenth-Century England /Wray Vamplew -- 2 Bonaparte and the Squire: Chauvinism, Virility and Sport in the Period of the French Wars /Derek Birley -- 3 Social Stratification and Participation in Sport in Mid-Victorian England with Particular Reference to Lancaster, 1840-70 /M.A. Speak -- 4 Football and the Urban Way of Life in Nineteenth-Century Britain /R.J. Holt -- 5 Catalyst of Change: John Guthrie Kerr and the Adaptation of an Indigenous Scottish Tradition /J.A. Mangan -- 6 Brothers of the Angle: Coarse Fishing and English Working-Class Culture, 1850-1914 /John Lowerson -- 7 From Popular Culture to Public Cliche: Image and Identity in Wales, 1890-1914 /Gareth Williams -- PART TWO: CULTURE, SPORT AND GREATER BRITAN -- 8 The Pan-Britannic Festival: A Tangible but Forlorn Expression of Imperial Unity /Katherine Moore -- 9 A New Britannia in the Antipodes: Sport,Class and Community in ColonialSouth Australia /John A. Daly -- 10 Latter-Day Culture Imperialists: The British Influence on the Establishment of Cricket in Philadelphia, 1842-72 /J. Thomas Jable -- 11 South Africa’s Black Victorians: Sport and Society in South Africa in the Nineteenth Century /Andre Odendaal -- 12 Social Darwinism, Private Schooling and Sport in Victorian and Edwardian Canada /David W. Brown -- 13 Cricket and Colonialism in the English-Speaking Caribbean to 1914: Towards a Cultural Analysis /Brian Stoddart -- 14 Cricket and Colonialism: Colonial Hegemony and Indigenous Subversion? /Richard Cashman -- Index.

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