This set examines sport and leisure from a social science viewpoint. The volumes included, originally published between 1984 and 1991 take a cross-disciplinary approach to explore the social, political and cultural roles of sport in today's society.
They cover issues as diverse as inequality, nationalism, gender, and commercialisation and engage with a range of academic disciplines including cultural studies, history, politics and sociology.
Table of Contents
1. Sport, time, and society : the British at play Dennis Brailsford 2. The roots of football hooliganism : an historical and sociological study Eric Dunning ; Patrick Murphy and John Williams 3. Hooligans abroad John Williams, Eric Dunning and Patrick Murphy.4. Sport, culture and ideology Jennifer Hargreaves 5. Sport, leisure and social relations John Horne, David Jary and Alan Tomlinson.6. The government and politics of sport Barrie Houlihan.7. Class, race and sport in South Africa's political economy Grant Jarvie 8. Sport and the physical emancipation of English women, 1870-1914 Kathleen E. McCrone 9. Fair game: myth and reality in sport Eric Midwinter 10. Cricket and empire : the 1932-33 Bodyline tour of Australia Ric Sissons and Brian Stoddart.
Multivolume collection by leading authors in the field