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Sport

Mike Cronin

Published in print November 2014 | ISBN: 9780199688340
Published online November 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191781339 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780199688340.001.0001

Series: Very Short Introductions

Sport

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Sport is big business, international in nature, and the focus of much media and cultural attention. Sport: A Very Short Introduction charts the history of sport, from its traditional origins in folk football and cock fighting to its position as a global phenomenon today. Looking at a variety of sports from team games such as rugby, cricket, and football to games for individuals such as golf, tennis, and skiing, it considers how these first emerged and captivated the interest of ordinary people, and how sport has been transformed within our daily lives. This VSI also explores the relationship between sport and class, gender, commerce, identity, and ethics.

Keywords: attention; Australian Rules football; baseball; cricket; fair play; football; gender; ice hockey; National Basketball Association; Olympic Games; skiing; sport; team; Tour de France

Book.  152 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History ; Sports and Outdoor Recreation ; Sports and Exercise Medicine

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