The Resource A social history of English Rugby Union : sport and the making of the middle classes, Tony Collins

A social history of English Rugby Union : sport and the making of the middle classes, Tony Collins

Label
A social history of English Rugby Union : sport and the making of the middle classes
Title
A social history of English Rugby Union
Title remainder
sport and the making of the middle classes
Statement of responsibility
Tony Collins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the myth of William Webb Ellis to the glory of the 2003 World Cup win, this book explores the social history of rugby union in England." "Ever since Tom Brown's Schooldays the sport has seen itself as the guardian of traditional English middle-class values. In this fascinating new history, leading rugby historian Tony Collins demonstrates how these values have shaped the English game, from the public schools to mass spectator sport, from strict amateurism to global professionalism." "Based on unprecedented access to the official archives of the Rugby Football Union, and drawing on an impressive array of sources from club minutes to personal memoirs and contemporary literature, the book explores in vivid detail the key events, personalities and players that have made English rugby."
  • "Like all the very best writers on sport, Tony Collins uses sport as a prism through which to better understand both culture and society. A ground-breaking work of both social history and sport history, A Social History of English Rugby Union tells a fascinating story of sporting endeavour, masculine identity, imperial ideology, social consciousness and the nature of Englishness."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
796.3330942
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV946
LC item number
.C65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A social history of English Rugby Union : sport and the making of the middle classes, Tony Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
The schoolboy's game -- The amateur game -- The war game -- The man's game -- The class game -- The player's game -- The imperial game -- The money game -- The whole new ball game?
Control code
000043441532
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 277 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780415476607
Lccn
2008040541
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2374246x
System control number
  • ebl401817
  • (OCoLC)227922483

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
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