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Sport Heritage

1st Edition

Edited by Gregory Ramshaw


84 pages

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Sport has become an important avenue in how we interpret, remember, and maintain our heritage. Whether it is being applied in tourism marketing and development, employed as a vehicle for social cohesion, or utilized as a way of articulating personal and collective identities, sport heritage is a vital topic in understanding what we value about the sporting past now, and what we wish to pass on to future generations. This edited collection brings together many new and exciting international approaches to sport heritage. Each of the chapters in this collection provides a thought-provoking sport heritage case study that would be of interest to students and researchers in history, geography, anthropology, and marketing, as well as industry practitioners working at sporting events, at sports-based heritage attractions such as museums and halls of fame, and at sports stadia and facilities. In addition, this collection would be of interest to those readers with a more general interest in sport heritage and the sporting past.

This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Heritage Tourism.

Table of Contents

1. Sport, heritage, and tourism Gregory Ramshaw

2. It still goes on: football and the heritage of the Great War in Britain Ross J. Wilson

3. Indigenous sport and heritage: Cherbourg’s Ration Shed Museum Murray G. Phillips, Gary Osmond and Sandra Morgan

4. Identity in the “Road Racing Capital of the World”: heritage, geography and contested spaces Ray Moore, Matthew Richardson and Claire Corkill

5. Heroes as heritage: the commoditization of sporting achievement Sean J. Gammon

6. A Canterbury tale: imaginative genealogies and existential heritage tourism at the St. Lawrence Ground Gregory Ramshaw

About the Editor

Gregory Ramshaw is based at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at Clemson University, USA. He explores the social construction and cultural production of heritage, with a particular interest in sport-based heritage. He is also the co-editor of Heritage Sport and Tourism: Sporting Pasts – Tourist Futures and Heritage and the Olympics: People, Place and Performance, both published by Routledge.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports