This volume traces the rise and transformation of organized sport and its impact on social patterns and gender roles. Stressing the essential continuity of the sporting experience, the author shows the changing tempo of sport through the ages and explores the broader effects of the time element on the nature and style of sporting activities. The book covers current issues such as soccer hooliganism , government intervention in sport, and the influence of television on sport.
1. Echoes from a Lost World 2. Making Much of Time 3. The Governing of Play 4. Money Matters 5. Sports Out of Time 6. The Pace of Play 7. The Sporting Weekend 8. The Coming of the Leisure Age 9. Instant Sport and Open Season.