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

Polley, Martin (2009) ‘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.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0094-1700 (print)
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Keywords: sport, history, methodology, marathon, fieldwalking, landscape

ePrint ID: 69815
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10 November 2009Submitted
10 November 2009Accepted/In Press
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2009
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 21:09
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69815

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