How The Game Was Played: Essays In Sports History by Wary VamplewHow The Game Was Played: Essays In Sports History by Wary Vamplew

How The Game Was Played: Essays In Sports History

byWary Vamplew

Paperback | September 30, 2016

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This work by the award-winning sports historian goes beyond scores and results to present a unique view of Britain’s sporting past.

This involves looking at the dark side of sport, the use of alcohol as a performance enhancing drug, the violence of football hooligans before the First World War, the tribulations of weight-watching jockeys, and the employment of children as young a seven as golf caddies.

The pioneering role of women in golf is highlighted – as a sport in which they have often been considered subordinate to men. The author also highlights the courage shown by amateur jump jockeys in piloting their mounts over fences and hurdles.

He examines of the organisation of hunting, shooting and fishing – all sports which flourished in the nineteenth century despite apparently having no rules.

The myth of the early control that the Jockey Club exerted over horseracing is exposed. And the nationality problems associated with team selection for the Ryder Cup are discussed. Other chapters offer critiques of approaches taken to researching sports history, the application of the concept of modernisation to sport, and the development of sports museums in the burgeoning sports heritage industry.

Emeritus Professor of Sports History, University of Stirling; Visiting Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University; Special Projects Editor, International Journal of the History of Sport.
Title:How The Game Was Played: Essays In Sports HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.58 inPublished:September 30, 2016Publisher:Edward Everett RootLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911204297

ISBN - 13:9781911204299


Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction. Practising Sports History: Analysing the Game: Evidence and Knowledge in Sports History. Sporting Conduct: Sports Crowd Disorder in Britain 1870-1914: Causes and Controls; Bulimic Practices and Alcohol Consumption: Performance Enabling and Performance Enhancing Mechanisms in Nineteenth-Century British Sport; 'Remembering Us Year After Year': The Glasgow Charity Cup 1876-1966. Field Sports: Sports Without Rules: Hunting, Shooting and Fishing in Edwardian; Captains Courageous: the Gentleman Rider in British Horseracing 1866-1914. Horseracing: Reduced Horsepower: The Jockey Club and the Regulation of British Horseracing; A Modern Sport? 'From Ritual to Record' in British Horseracing (with Joyce Kay); Golf: Women to the Fore: Accommodation and Resistance at the British Golf Club before 1914; The Rough and the Fairway: Processes and Problems in Ryder Cup Team Selection 1927-2006; Child Work or Child Labour? The Caddie Question in Edwardian Golf. Sporting Heritage: Facts and Artefacts: Sports Museums and Sports Historians; Taking a Gamble or a Racing Certainty: Sports Museums and Public Sports History.