Sport And The Military

Author: Tony Mason
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139788973
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Sport And The Military from the Author: Tony Mason. On battleships, behind the trenches of the Western Front and in the midst of the Desert War, British servicemen and women have played sport in the least promising circumstances. When 400 soldiers were asked in Burma in 1946 what they liked about the Army, 108 put sport in first place - well ahead of comradeship and leave - and this book explores the fascinating history of organised sport in the life of officers and other ranks of all three British services from 1880–1960. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this book examines how organised sport developed in the Victorian army and navy, became the focus of criticism for Edwardian army reformers, and was officially adopted during the Great War to boost morale and esprit de corps. It shows how service sport adapted to the influx of professional sportsmen, especially footballers, during the Second World War and the National Service years.

Battleground Sports 2 Volumes

Author: Michael Atkinson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313087873
Size: 10.32 MB
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Battleground Sports 2 Volumes from the Author: Michael Atkinson. Mega-events like the Olympics, the World Cup of soccer, the World Series of baseball, cycling's Tour de France, and the Super Bowl draw our attention to the deep cultural significance of sport and its role in fostering social bonds. Yet when it comes to sport, there is no shortage of debate: stereotypes regarding sexuality, race, gender, and children have been hotly contested by critics for over 40 years. Even today, sport is one of the very few socially accepted sites of violence, intense competition and controlled forms of social disorder. Battleground: Sports presents the 100 most contentious public and private controversies of the sports world. Highlighted throughout are debates surrounding ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and social identity, sports fan behavior, as well as the role of governments and corporations. Engaging and accessible to a wide variety of readers, this fascinating reference illustrates how sports controversies reflect the historically enduring and changing nature of our broader cultures, and the social battles we engage on a day-to-day basis surrounding the struggles for equality, debates about social violence, the ethics of competition, the politics of civic life, the creation of global communities, and the State's role in protecting citizens. Entries contain an array of thoughtful perspectives on historic and current controversies, and allow readers to formulate their own conclusions. Enhanced with a timeline, a thorough guide of print and electronic resources for high school and undergraduate student research, this one-stop reference goes beyond the newspaper headlines to provide readers with a guide map for understanding what sport controversies teach us about our culture and ourselves.

Royal Academy Of Sport For Girls 2 Leap Of Faith The

Author: Laura Sieveking
Publisher: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1925324605
Size: 55.98 MB
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Royal Academy Of Sport For Girls 2 Leap Of Faith The from the Author: Laura Sieveking. Can talented showjumper Chloe face her fears and make the impossible possible at the Academy? Turning down her place at The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls was one of the hardest things Chloe Humphries has ever had to do, but her parents' financial situation meant she had no choice. Weeks later, Chloe is still devastated. Then, an unexpected letter arrives in the post . . . Chloe has been offered a place at the Academy on a full scholarship! With a nervous and excited heart, Chloe sets off with her much-loved horse Honey. However, Chloe will be starting a whole term later than her classmates. Competition is fierce and with the showjumping trials looming Chloe struggles to find her place in the Academy. Can the new girl overcome her fears and find a way to outshine her equestrian rivals?

Blood Sport

Author: Emma Griffin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300116281
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Blood Sport from the Author: Emma Griffin. Nearly a decade of divisive debate over foxhunting in Britain culminated with the passage of the Hunting with Dogs Act of 2004. But the battle over the future of hunting is not yet resolved, and polarizing right-or-wrong debates continue undiminished. This book recounts the history of hunting in Britain and offers a fresh perspective on conflicts.

British Sport A Bibliography To 2000

Author: Richard Cox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135287422
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British Sport A Bibliography To 2000 from the Author: Richard Cox. Volume two of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

The Irish And The Making Of American Sport 1835 1920

Author: Patrick R. Redmond
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786475536
Size: 26.74 MB
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The Irish And The Making Of American Sport 1835 1920 from the Author: Patrick R. Redmond. It was Jerrold Casway who coined the phrase "The Emerald Age of Baseball" to describe the 1890s, when so many Irish names dominated teams' rosters. But one can easily agree-and expand-that the period from the mid-1830s well into the first decade of the 20th century and assign the term to American sports in general. This book covers the Irish sportsman from the arrival of James "Deaf" Burke in 1836 through to Jack B. Kelly's rejection by Henley regatta and his subsequent gold medal at the 1920 Olympics. It avoids recounting the various victories and defeats of the Irish sportsman, seeking instead to deal with the complex interaction that he had with alcohol, gambling and Sunday leisure: pleasures that were banned in most of America at some time or other between 1836 and 1920. This book also covers the Irish sportsman's close relations with politicians, his role in labor relations, his violent lifestyle-and by contrast-his participation in bringing respectability to sport. It also deals with native Irish sports in America, the part played by the Irish in "Team USA's" initial international sporting ventures, and in the making and breaking of amateurism within sport.

Glimpse Of Women In Sport

Author: Capt. Dr. (Mrs.) Satpal Kaur
ISBN: 1329705238
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Glimpse Of Women In Sport from the Author: Capt. Dr. (Mrs.) Satpal Kaur.