Rugby Union And Globalization: An Odd-Shaped World by J. HarrisRugby Union And Globalization: An Odd-Shaped World by J. Harris

Rugby Union And Globalization: An Odd-Shaped World

byJ. Harris

Hardcover | August 18, 2010

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In 1995 rugby union finally became a professional sport following more than a century as an amateur game. This book offers a critical analysis of the sport in the professional era and assesses the relationship between the local and the global in contemporary rugby union.
JOHN HARRIS is Associate Professor of Sport Administration at Kent State University, USA where he teaches courses focusing on the socio-cultural aspects of sport. He co-edited (with Andrew Parker) the text Sport and Social Identities (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).
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Title:Rugby Union And Globalization: An Odd-Shaped WorldFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:August 18, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023022931X

ISBN - 13:9780230229310

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Where and Why Rugby Matters
The Rugby World Cup
Power Shifts: From League to Union
The Rugby Player as Celebrity
Player Migration in the Professional Age
The Migration of Coaches in Rugby Union
Passports of Convenience
The Lions Roar
Flattening the Rugby World