Sport and the Working Class in Modern Britain

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Richard Holt
Manchester University Press, 1990 - Sports & Recreation - 221 pages
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Covering the period since World War II, the author considers over 100 novels, treating them thematically, with separate chapters on the fictions of boxing, football, baseball, and basketball. His theme - the drive toward individual freedom through sport. Looking beyond the professional spectator sports, 11 essays examine popular sports, in which ordinary mortals team up with their mates to compete against other neighborhoods, factories, unions, etc.
 

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Contents

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12
Totshare bowling in the mining communities of east
29
Organised sport and the working classes of central
45
Tables
47
Workingclass sport in Manchester between the wars
67
sport recreation and municipal
84
Recreational cricket in the Bolton area between the wars
101
League cricket in the North and Midlands 19001940
121
West Ham United and
142
footballers and workingclass culture
179
Figures
180
a Welsh fighting class Dai Smith
198
Index
218
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About the author (1990)

Richard Holt is the author of several books and articles on the history of sport including "Sport and Society in Modern France" (1981) and "Sport and the British" (1989). He also edited "Sport and the Working Class in Modern Britain" (1991).

Tony Mason is the author of numerous works on modern sports including "Association Football and English Society" (1980) and "Passion of the People: football in South America" (1995). He also edited "Sport in Britain: a social history" (1989).

Richard Holt and Tony Mason are members of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture, De Montfort University, Leicester.

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