Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport

Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport The conventional history of sport as conveyed by television and the sports press has thrown up a great many apparent turning points but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often sligh

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  • Title: Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport
  • Author: Stephen Wagg
  • ISBN: 9780230241251
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight This book offers readable, in depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about.

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    1. This is my version of this review published in Sport in History in 2013. It appears here in its pre-publication format in lieu of the publisher’s version of record.As scholars we seem to have a tendency to see our own subject areas as distinct, as having their own social, cultural, historical and mythological tropes, traits and characteristics. This tendency appears especially strong in sports studies – after all, our area is not only culturally and social significant, it also has great poli [...]

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