Sociology Of Sports

Download Amateurism in British Sport: It Matters Not Who Won or Lost? by Dilwyn Porter,Stephen Wagg PDF

By Dilwyn Porter,Stephen Wagg

The perfect of the beginner competitor, taking part in the sport for romance and, in contrast to the pro, absolutely untainted through trade, has turn into embedded in lots of bills of the improvement of recent game. It has proved influential now not least since it has underpinned a pervasive effect of professionalism - and all that got here with it - as a betrayal of innocence, a fall from carrying grace. within the essays accrued the following, amateurism, either as ideology and perform, is topic to severe and unsentimental scrutiny, successfully demanding the dominant narrative of extra traditional histories of British recreation.

Most sleek activities, even these the place professionalism built speedily, originated in an period while the gentlemanly novice predominated, either in politics and society, in addition to within the realm of game. Enforcement of ideas and conventions that embodied the amateur-elite ethos successfully constrained possibilities for working-class opponents to ‘turn the area upside down’.

This booklet used to be formerly released as a unique factor of Sport in History.

Show description

Read or Download Amateurism in British Sport: It Matters Not Who Won or Lost? (Sport in the Global Society) PDF

Similar sociology of sports books

Raufen und Kämpfen - Eine gewaltpräventive Maßnahme? (German Edition)

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich recreation - Sportsoziologie, notice: 1,0, Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg (Sport), Veranstaltung: Raufen und Kämpfen im Sportunterricht, four Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, summary: „Ich weiß nicht, ob ich meinen André hier lassen soll, bei euch geht es ja wild zu!

Faithful Through and Through

Following on from we're Celtic Supporters, Richard Purden tackles quite a few topics in his moment e-book trustworthy via and during. the following he is taking a clean examine the folk who've additional to the broader tradition, attractiveness and traditions off and on the park that have bolstered Celtic's place as a far valued establishment.

Rule Britannia: Nationalism, Identity and the Modern Olympic Games (Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives)

On 6 July 2005, the overseas Olympic Committee provided the 2012 summer time Olympic video games to town of London, beginning a brand new bankruptcy in nice Britain’s wealthy Olympic heritage. regardless of the possibility of web hosting the summer time video games for the 3rd time considering Pierre de Coubertin’s 1894 revival of the Olympic circulate, the historic roots of British Olympism have got restricted scholarly consciousness.

Sport and Discrimination (Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society)

Regardless of campaigns to teach and bring up expertise, discrimination remains to be a deep-rooted challenge in recreation. This e-book presents a global, interdisciplinary and demanding dialogue of varied different types of discrimination in recreation this present day, with contributions from world-leading lecturers and high-profile campaigners.

Extra resources for Amateurism in British Sport: It Matters Not Who Won or Lost? (Sport in the Global Society)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.06 of 5 – based on 27 votes