Trial-blazer and mentor, Professor J.A. Mangan is a distinguished scholar in the fields of sports history whose work has inspired a generation of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal book on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal work on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians. It opened new horizons of inquiry providing the field with a richly perceptive study of hegemony and patronage, of cultural assimilation and adaptation, and of the ways that power elites used sport for socialization, acculturation and social control. His later works continued to pose critical, sometimes controversial questions, providing new and provocative insights into the complex social issues involved in the development and diffusion of sporting activity. The geographical horizons of his work now span the globe.
This volume is a fitting tribute to the scholarship and lasting accomplishments of a pioneer who has mentored - and continues to mentor - numerous young scholars internationally, simultaneously developing and maintaining high quality channels through which to disseminate sport history research. In appraising his scholarship the contributors to this collection demonstrate their debt to his vision and achievements.
This volume was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport
1. Editing with J.A. Mangan 2. J.A. Mangan and The International Journal of the History of Sport 3. An Ever-widening Sphere: J.A. Mangan's Contributions to an Increasingly 'Global' History of Sport 4. Direct and Indirect Influence: J.A. Mangan and the Victorian Middle Classes: Major Revisionist in the History of Sport 5. Pathfinding and Pathmaking : J.A. Mangan and Imperialism, Education and Socialization 6. Pointing the Way - Antipodean Responses to J.A Mangan's Athleticism and Related Studies: Scotch College, Melbourne, in the Inter-war Years 7. Sport and Gender: J.A. Mangan, Pioneer of Both Projects and Publications 8. Sport, Society and Militarism - In Pursuit of the Democratic Soldier: J.A. Mangan's Exploration of Militarism 9. Sport in the Global Society: Shaping the Domain of Sport Studies 10. J.A. Mangan: Innovating Down South American Way 11. East Meets West and West Meets East: Celebrating The International Journal of the History of Sport 12. Sensitive Supervision: Student Appreciations