‘The Archive of the Feet’: field walking in sports history

Polley, Martin (2010) ‘The Archive of the Feet’: field walking in sports history. Journal of Sport History, 37, (1), 139-154.


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This article makes a case for sports historians to use fieldwalking as a methodology, and suggests a variety of influences - from heritage, local history, military history, and the flâneur tradition - that can be drawn on to make connections between sport and landscape. It uses a case study of the route of the 1908 Olympic Marathon.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0094-1700 (print)
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Keywords: sport, history, methodology, marathon, fieldwalking, landscape
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals > CD921 Archives
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Leadership, School Improvement and Effectiveness
ePrint ID: 69815
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:49
Contact Email Address: M.R.Polley@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69815

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