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‘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), pp. 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.

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Submitted date: 10 November 2009
Accepted/In Press date: 10 November 2009
Published date: 2010
Keywords: sport, history, methodology, marathon, fieldwalking, landscape


Local EPrints ID: 69815
ISSN: 0094-1700
PURE UUID: c7014d11-c4a4-49e9-b100-02fdd0615e19

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Date deposited: 04 Dec 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:05

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Author: Martin Polley

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