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Floodlights and touchlines : a history of spectator sport, Rob Steen

Label
Floodlights and touchlines : a history of spectator sport
Title
Floodlights and touchlines
Title remainder
a history of spectator sport
Statement of responsibility
Rob Steen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Spectator sport is living, breathing, non-stop theatre for all. Focusing on spectator sports and their accompanying issues, tracing their origins, evolution and impact, inside the lines and beyond the boundary, this book offers a thematic history of professional sport and the ingredients that magnetise millions around the globe. It tells the stories that matter: from the gladiators of Rome to the runners of Rift Valley via the innovator-missionaries of Rugby School; from multi-faceted British exports to the Americanisation of professionalism and the Indianisation of cricket. Rob Steen traces the development of these sports which captivate the turnstile millions and the mouse-clicking masses, addressing their key themes and commonalities, from creation myths to match fixing via race, politics, sexuality and internationalism. Insightful and revelatory, this is an entertaining exploration of spectator sports' intrinsic place in culture and how sport imitates life - and life imitates sport."--EBL
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steen, Rob
Dewey number
796.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV576
LC item number
.S74 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Sports
Label
Floodlights and touchlines : a history of spectator sport, Rob Steen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ringmasters Inc: Sport and Governance
  • 5.
  • The First Taboo: Sport and Professionalism
  • I.
  • From "Gentlemen" to Shamateurs
  • II.
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • 6.
  • Well-Paid Slaves: Sport and Players' Rights
  • 7.
  • Introduction: It's Only Bats and Balls (but We Like It)
  • The Us Syndrome: Sport and Internationalism
  • 8.
  • Reluctant Partners: Sport and Politics
  • 9.
  • No Normal Sport in an Abnormal Society: Sport and Race
  • I.
  • Disunited States
  • II.
  • For the Common Wealth
  • 10.
  • 1.
  • The Grass Ceiling: Sport and Sexuality
  • The Sound (and Fury) of the Crowd: Sport and Spectators
  • 2.
  • Class Wars: How Spectator Sport Began
  • 3.
  • Odds and Sods: Sport and Gambling
  • 4.
Control code
ocn884538241
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 531 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408181362
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
760B3CB8-4169-4061-B356-46B6C95183E5
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781408152157
  • (OCoLC)884538241
Label
Floodlights and touchlines : a history of spectator sport, Rob Steen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ringmasters Inc: Sport and Governance
  • 5.
  • The First Taboo: Sport and Professionalism
  • I.
  • From "Gentlemen" to Shamateurs
  • II.
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • 6.
  • Well-Paid Slaves: Sport and Players' Rights
  • 7.
  • Introduction: It's Only Bats and Balls (but We Like It)
  • The Us Syndrome: Sport and Internationalism
  • 8.
  • Reluctant Partners: Sport and Politics
  • 9.
  • No Normal Sport in an Abnormal Society: Sport and Race
  • I.
  • Disunited States
  • II.
  • For the Common Wealth
  • 10.
  • 1.
  • The Grass Ceiling: Sport and Sexuality
  • The Sound (and Fury) of the Crowd: Sport and Spectators
  • 2.
  • Class Wars: How Spectator Sport Began
  • 3.
  • Odds and Sods: Sport and Gambling
  • 4.
Control code
ocn884538241
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 531 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781408181362
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
760B3CB8-4169-4061-B356-46B6C95183E5
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781408152157
  • (OCoLC)884538241

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