Amateurism in Sport: An Analysis and a Defence

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Taylor & Francis US, 2001 - Health & Fitness - 206 pages
We often decry "amateurism", yet one can do things "for the love of it" rather than for money. It can also show that an economic system which has more voluntary, unpaid activity is a more efficient system. This work examines amateurism's rationale, its history, ethics and economics.
 

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Contents

The Idea of Amateurism
3
Amateurism as Ideology
17
Amateurism and the Forces of History
33
Amateur Hegemony and Decline
49
Some Preliminary Arguments for Amateurism
71
Introduction
87
Local Hero
98
The Next Superstar Not
108
The View from Indianapolis
123
Amateur and Fantasist
129
The Future of Amateurism
135
Chronology of Amateurism in British and Olympic
165
The Concept of the Amateur and of Amateurism
171
Amateurism in Verse
181
Index
197
Copyright

Living through Rugbys Turmoil
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