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History and sport

Polley, Martin (2007) History and sport In, Houlihan, Barrie (eds.) Sport and Society: A Student Introduction. London, UK, SAGE pp. 56-74.

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In the context of this textbook aimed at students working on sport studies courses, this chapter provides an overview of the role that history as a discipline plays in the social study of sport. It looks at the growth and diversity of sports historiography, the inter-relations between historiography and other disciplines, and the benefits that sport students can gain from studying history, such as an avoidance of anachronism, and an appreciation of contexts.

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Published date: 18 December 2007
Additional Information: Second edition.


Local EPrints ID: 50072
ISBN: 9781412921350
PURE UUID: 6170fb38-a0b2-43e3-ab3c-86212b08202c

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Date deposited: 17 Jan 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:54

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Author: Martin Polley
Editor: Barrie Houlihan

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