Routledge Companion to Sports History


Routledge Companion to Sports History



Edited by S.W. Pope and John Nauright.

Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Cesar R. Torres: South America.

"This book provides a comprehensive guide to the international field of sports history as it has developed as an academic area of study. Readers are guided through the development of the field across a range of thematic and geographical contexts and are introduced to the latest cutting edge approaches within the field. Including contributions from many of the world's leading sports historians, the Routledge Companion to Sports History is the most important single volume for researchers and students in, and entering, the sports history field. It is an essential guide to contemporary research themes, to new ways of doing sports history, and to the theoretical and methodological foundations of this most fascinating of subjects."-Publisher's description



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New York : Routledge, c2010.

xv, 655 p. ; 26 cm.

Series: Routledge international handbooks.


Sports Studies


Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education


Located in Drake Library at: GV571 .R68 2010

CONTENTS: Pt. I. Theory, methods and key themes in sports history. Introduction / S. W. Pope and John Nauright -- Theory / Douglas Booth -- Sources / Gary Osmond and Murray Phillips -- The city / Gerald R. Gems -- Borderlands / Colin Howell and Daryl Leeworthy -- Marxism / Ian Ritchie -- Sociology / Louise Mansfield and Dominic Malcolm -- Origins / Donald G. Kyle -- Gender / Susan J. Bandy -- Race / John Nauright and David K. Wiggins -- Body culture / Henning Eichberg -- Science and technology / Verner Moller -- Entrepreneurship / Dilwyn Porter -- Religion / William J. Baker -- Imperialism / S. W. Pope -- International relations / Barbara Keys -- Nationalism / Matti Goksoyr -- Alternative sports / Robert E. Rinehart. Pt. II. Sports history around the world. Africa (sub-Saharan) / John Nauright -- Australia / Daryl Adair -- Belgium and the Netherlands / Ruud Stokvis -- Canada / Amanda N. Schweinbenz -- The Caribbean / Alan Gregor Cobley -- Central and Eastern Europe / Marek Waic and Stefan Zwicker -- China / Fan Hong -- France / Thierry Terret -- Germany / Arnd Kruger -- Great Britain / Martin Johnes -- Ireland / David Hassan and Philip O'Kane -- Japan / Richard L. Light -- Mexico and Central America / Richard V. McGehee -- The Middle East and North Africa / Mahfoud Amara -- New Zealand (Aotearoa) / Malcolm Maclean -- Nordic countries / Niels Kayser Nielsen -- Russia / the Soviet Union / James Riordan -- South America / Cesar R. Torres -- South Asia / Chris Valiotis -- South-East Asia / Charles Little -- The United States of America / Mark Dyreson.

Routledge Companion to Sports History