The First Black Footballer

Arthur Wharton 1865-1930: An Absence of Memory

Author: Phil Vasili

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113632254X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 2096

Arthur Wharton was the world's first black professional footballer, and the first African to play professional cricket in Yorkshire and Lancashire leagues. Those promoting Empire as an expression of white supremacy found him a supreme irritation, and he eventually died in poverty.

The Football Manager

A History

Author: Neil Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134186932

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

View: 4340

This clear and accessible book is the first in-depth history of the role of the football manager in British football, tracing a path from Victorian-era amateurism to the highly paid motivational specialists and media personalities of the twenty-first century. Using original source materials, the book traces the changing character and function of the football manager, covering: the origins of football management – club secretaries and early pioneers the impact of post-war social change – the advent of the football business television and the new commercialism contemporary football – specialisation and the influence of foreign managers and management practices the future of football management. The Football Manager fully explores the historical context of these changes. It examines the influence of Britain's traditionally pragmatic and hierarchical business management culture on British football, and in doing so provides a new and broader perspective on a unique management role and a unique way of life.

Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberation

Kicking off a New Era

Author: Fan Hong,J.A. Mangan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135770573

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 8601

This is the first in-depth global study of women's football across the world. This collection considers women's football, in fifteen countries worldwide, in a global context, and analyzes its progress, challenges and problems it has faced. It shows how women's football has made a significant contribution to the emancipation of women's football in many countries. It also traces the evolution of women's football in face of resistance, rejection and prejudice and describes women footballer's struggle for equal rights in a male dominated football world.

Afrika Spectrum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa

Page: N.A

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West Africa

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, West

Page: N.A

View: 2631

Sport in Films

Author: Emma Poulton,Martin Roderick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415447508

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 258

View: 8553

Sport offers everything a good story should have: heroes and villains, triumph and disaster, achievement and despair, tension and drama. Consequently, sport makes for a compelling film narrative and films, in turn, are a vivid medium for sport. Yet despite its regularity as a central theme in motion pictures, constructions and representations of sport and athletes have been marginalised in terms of serious analysis within the longstanding academic study of films and documentaries. In this collection, it is the critical study of film and its connections to sport that are examined. The collection is one of the first of its kind to examine the ways in which sport has been used in films as a metaphor for other areas of social life. Among the themes and issues explored by the contributors are: Morality tales in which good triumphs over evil The representation and ideological framing of social identities, including class, gender, race and nationality The representation of key issues pertinent to sport, including globalization, politics, commodification, consumerism, and violence The meanings 'spoken' by films – and the various 'readings' which audiences make of them This is a timely collection that draws together a diverse range of accessible, insightful and ground-breaking new essays. This book was published as a special issue of Sport in Society.

Football

From England to the World

Author: Dolores P. Martinez,Projit B. Mukharji

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415480611

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 155

View: 2418

This book is a fascinating journey through a series of scholarly articles. The journey begins by tracing one of the most significant stories in the popularization of Association Football. In the next leg of the journey it charts the diverse and changing face of the modern British game. It then moves on to the global spread of the game from England and its domestication and appropriation in its new homes across the planet. It also investigates the exchanges which are increasingly taking place between these new homes of football. In the concluding pieces footballâe(tm)s global experience is compared with the attempts at globalizing baseball and drawing out the larger patterns that inform footballâe(tm)s global experience. This book was published as a special issue in Soccer and Society.

Cricket in Colonial India, 1780-1947

Author: Boria Majumdar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415400145

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 195

View: 1335

This is an exacting social history of Indian cricket between 1780 and 1947. It considers cricket as a derivative sport, creatively adapted to suit modern Indian socio-cultural needs, fulfil political imperatives and satisfy economic aspirations. Majumdar argues that cricket was a means to cross class barriers and had a healthy following even outside the aristocracy and upper middle classes well over a century ago. Indeed, in some ways, the democratization of the sport anticipated the democratization of the Indian polity itself. Boria Majumdar reveals the appropriation, assimilation and subversion of cricketing ideals in colonial and post-colonial India for nationalist ends. He exposes a sport rooted in the contingencies of the colonial and post-colonial context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century India. Cricket, to put it simply, is much more than a 'game' for Indians. This study describes how the genealogy of their intense engagement with cricket stretches back over a century. It is concerned not only with the game but also with the end of cricket as a mere sport, with Indian cricket's commercial revolution in the 1930s, with ideals and idealism and their relative unimportance, with the decline of morality for reasons of realpolitik, and with the denunciation, once and for all, of the view that sport and politics do not mix. This book was previously published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport

Soccer and Society

South Wales, 1900-1939

Author: Martin Johnes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 1956

In 1927, Welsh football reached a peak when Cardiff City beat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final. The game's popularity had grown at a notable rate in early 20th-century south Wales and, by 1939, football was an integral part of the region's popular culture.

Caught Behind

Race And Politics In Springbok Cricket

Author: Bruce K. Murray,Christopher Edmond Merrett

Publisher: University of Kwazulu Natal Press

ISBN: 9781869140595

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 6580

South Africa’s participation in international cricket has been bedeviled by racism and the political intervention of governments virtually from the beginning. This book is a compulsively readable account of the events and political machinations that led to South Africa’s cricket isolation in the apartheid era and its ultimate readmission.

Offside Racism

Playing the White Man

Author: Colin King

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781859737248

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 2766

It is a fact that disproportionately few black soccer players have ever been employed as managers or coaches despite their prominent presence on the field. How big a role does racism play in contributing to this damning statistic? "Play the white man" is the metaphor King uses to explain how race, racism and inequality operate. He looks at the pressures placed on black players to adopt a culture dominated by white men in sport--in other words, "to act white"' in order to be accepted. He exposes the behavior of powerful white stakeholders, follows a black manager's struggle for individuality, and witnesses the pressures black candidates face in the field, the classroom and the bar. Providing provocative insights and raising controversial questions, this is the first book to examine racism in soccer management.

Cricket and Race

Author: Jack Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781859733042

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5412

Nominated for Cricket Society Book of the Year Award 2002. Winner of the 2001 Lord Aberdare Prize for Sports History. Any attempt to understand the nature of social relations and cultural identities in modern Britain must consider the significance of sport. Sports have had a crucial role in sustaining national consciousness. Because cricket has so often been regarded as a symbol of Englishness, especially amongst those with economic and political influence, the role of race in the sport provides penetrating insights into English national identity, from the belief in racial superiority underlying imperial expansion through to more recent debates about sporting links with South Africa, and racial animosities at test matches. This book examines cricket and race in England over the past century and a half. The author considers how far and in what respects cricket has reflected the racist assumptions of whites, and its role as an arena for ethnic conflict as well as understanding and harmony in England. In the first half of the twentieth century, commentary on the playing abilities of West Indian cricketers was often superficially laudatory but condescending in tone, and argued that racial characteristics would limit their achievements as players. More recently, campaigns to combat racism in the sport and the contributions of African-Caribbeans and Asians to recreational cricket show how central cricket is to appraisals of the cultural factors that have shaped ethnic relations. This absorbing book provides an incisive overview of the interconnections among cricket, race and culture.

Deutsche Herrschaft über Afrikaner

staatlicher Machtanspruch und Wirklichkeit im kolonialen Namibia

Author: Jürgen Zimmerer

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825874735

Category: Germany

Page: 329

View: 9903

Long Walk Home

Die wahre Geschichte einer Flucht quer durch die Wüste Australiens. Das Buch zum Film

Author: Doris Pilkington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499235047

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 156

View: 7795

Der Schneider von Panama

Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843708428

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5483

Alle Romane von John le Carré jetzt als E-Book! - In Panama bahnt sich eine Verschwörung an, um den Panama-Vertrag zunichte zu machen. Dieser sieht vor, die Kontrolle über den Kanal 1999 den Panamaern zu überlassen. Der gutmütige Herrenschneider Harry Pendel wird von dem britischen Spion Andy Osnard gezwungen, für den Geheimdienst zu arbeiten. Er soll das amerikanische Militär ködern, die schmutzige Arbeit zu tun – nämlich Panama erneut zu besetzen und den Vertrag für null und nichtig zu erklären. Pendel verfolgt jedoch ein ganz anderes Ziel. Der Weltbestseller vom Meister des Spionagethrillers