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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