1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Sport History

Edited By Murray G. Phillips, Douglas Booth, Carly Adams Copyright 2022
    430 Pages
    by Routledge

    430 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Sport History is a new and innovative survey of the discipline of sport history.

    Global in scope, it examines the key contemporary issues in sports historiography, sheds light on previously ignored topics, and sets an intellectual agenda for the future development of the discipline. The book explores both traditional and non-traditional methodologies in sport history, and traces the interface between sport history and other fields of research, such as literature, material culture and the digital humanities. It considers the importance of key issues such as gender, race, sexuality and politics to our understanding of sport history, and focuses on innovative ways that the scholarship around these issues is challenging accepted discourses. This is the first handbook to include a full section on Indigenous sport history, a topic that has often been ignored in sport history surveys despite its powerful upstream influence on contemporary sport. The book also reflects carefully on the central importance of sport history journals in shaping the development of the discipline.

    This book is an essential reference for any student, researcher or scholar with an interest in sport history or the relationship between sport and society. It will also be fascinating reading for any historians looking for fresh perspectives on contemporary historiography or social and cultural history.

    David K. Wiggins

    Murray G. Phillips, Douglas Booth and Carly Adams

    Part 1: History and Representing the Sporting Past

    1. History and Representing the Sporting Past: Introduction
    Douglas Booth, Carly Adams and Murray Phillips

    2. Reflexivity in Sports History
    Malcolm MacLean

    3. The Last Comparative Review of Sport History and Sport Sociology?
    Richard Pringle

    4. Writing Macro and Micro Sport History
    Mike Cronin

    5. Sports History and the Challenge of Physical Cultural Studies
    Mark Falcous

    6. Narrative/s in Sport History
    Daniel A. Nathan

    7. Expanding Repertoires Inside and Outside the Archives: Methods
    Gary Osmond

    8. Sport and Material Culture
    Maureen Smith

    9. Why Read Historical Fiction about Sport?
    Angie Abdou

    10. Sport and Activism
    Russell Field

    Part 2: New Perspectives on Old Themes

    11. New Perspectives on Old Themes: Introduction
    Douglas Booth, Carly Adams and Murray G. Phillips

    12. The Origins and Diffusion of Modern Sport
    S.W. Pope

    13. Time, Space and Sport
    Peter Donnelly

    14. Sport and the Body
    Jaquelyn Osborne and Chelsea Litchfield

    15. Sport and Visuality
    Mike Huggins

    16. Sport and Politics
    Heather Dichter

    17. Sport and International Relations
    Bruce Kidd

    18. Sport and Nationalism
    Liam O’Callaghan

    19. Race, Racism, and Racial Entanglements
    Sarah Barnes and Mary G. McDonald

    20. Sport in Post-apartheid South Africa: The Race to Class
    Ashwin Desai

    21. Women’s Sport History
    Jaime Schultz, Michelle M. Sikes and Kat Ariail

    22. Troubling Sexuality and Sport: Early Histories of Queer Athletic Visibility
    Judy Davidson

    Part 3: Emerging Themes

    23. Emerging Themes: Introduction
    Carly Adams, Douglas Booth and Murray G. Phillips

    24. Digital Sport History: History and Practice
    Jennifer Guiliano

    25. Teaching / Learning Sports History
    Tara Magdalinski

    26. Competitive Gaming
    Lu Zhouxiang

    27. Sport and Emotion
    Barbara Keys

    28. Sport Heritage
    Gregory Ramshaw

    29. Towards New Materialist Sport History
    Holly Thorpe, Julie Brice and Marianne Clark

    30. Deaf and Disability Sport
    Danielle Peers

    31. Sporting Borderlands
    Colin Howell and Daryl Leeworthy

    Part 4: Indigenous Sport History

    32. Indigenous Sport History: Introduction
    Murray G. Phillips, Carly Adams and Douglas Booth

    33. Settler Colonialism and Sport History
    Murray G. Phillips

    34. Māori and Indigenous Sport Histories: Hero/ine or Dupe?
    Brendan Hokowhitu

    35. A Critical Discussion of History and Indigenous Sport in Australia
    Barry Judd and Gary Osmond

    36. Indigenous Sport History in Canada: Past and Future Considerations
    Christine O’Bonsawin and Janice Forsyth

    37. American Indian Sport History
    Jennifer Guiliano and Beth Eby

    Part 5: Sport History Journals

    38. Sport History Journals: Introduction
    Murray G. Phillips, Douglas Booth and Carly Adams

    39. Sport History Journals and Neoliberalism: Auditing the Subdiscipline
    Murray G. Phillips

    40. Fifty Years of Sport History Review
    M. Ann Hall

    41. The Journal of Sport History
    Andrew D. Linden and Alison M. Wrynn

    42. STADION: International Journal of the History of Sport
    Manfred Lämmer and Markwart Herzog

    43. The Sport in History Journal
    Dave Day and Kay Schiller

    44. The International Journal of the History of Sport 1984-2020: Twenty-Four Million Words and Still Counting
    Wray Vamplew

    45. The History of Sporting Traditions: The Journal of the Australian Society for Sports History
    Rob Hess

    46. Materiales para la Historia del Deporte: The Journal on the History of Sport, a Reference for the Latin American World, with International Scope
    Teresa González Aja and Rodrigo Pardo

    47. Recorde – Revista de História do Esporte: A Brazilian, Latin-American, Ibero-American Journal
    Rafael Fortes and Victor Andrade de Melo


    48. Sport History: Past, Present, Future
    Douglas Booth, Murray G. Phillips and Carly Adams


    Murray G. Phillips is a Professor of Sport History in the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia, and President of the North American Society for Sport History.

    Douglas Booth is the Dean of Adventure, Culinary Arts and Tourism at Thompson Rivers University, Canada, Emeritus Professor at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia.

    Carly Adams, is a Professor in the department of Kinesiology and Physical Education and Co-Director of the Centre for Oral History and Tradition at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada.