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.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Second edition.
ISBNs: 9781412921350 (print)
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18 December 2007Published
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 18:14
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50072

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