Making the Rugby World: Race, Gender, Commerce

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 224 pages
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This book explores the expansion of rugby from its imperial and amateur upper-class white male core into other contexts throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The development of rugby in the racially divided communities of the setter empire and how this was viewed are explored initially. Then the editors turn to four case studies of rugby's expansion beyond the bounds of the British Empire (France, Italy, Japan and the USA). The role of women in rugby is examined and the subsequent development of women's rugby as one of the fastest growing sports for women in Europe, North America and Australasia in the 1980s and 1990s. The final section analyses the impact of commercialisation, professionalisation and media on rugby and the impact on the historic rugby culture linked to an ethos of amateurism.
 

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Contents

The Problem of Maori Rugby
1
Rugby Carnival Masculinity and Identities
27
Rugby in the
43
French Rugby and Masculinity
63
The Game for Real Italian Men
88
High School Rugby and the Construction of Masculinity
105
Women Playing Rugby Union
128
Globalization and the Rugby World
149
Recapturing the Moment? Global Rugby Economics
181
A Rugby World or Worlds of Rugby?
201
Notes on the Contributors
217
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About the author (1999)

John Nauright is the author of "Soccer around the World: A Cultural Guide" and "Long Run to Freedom: Sport, Culture, and Identities in South Africa.

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