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Titel: Sport and Politics in Modern Britain. The ...
Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan, New York
Einband: Soft cover
Zustand: As New
vii 316p paperback, a bright cover image, a firm and clean copy, like new, this title was published in the series British Studies. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 178580
Inhaltsangabe: Sport has a huge social and cultural significance in contemporary Britain. This insightful study provides the first exploration of the causes and consequences of the increased interaction between sport and the state since 1945.
Kevin Jefferys sets policy towards sport within the evolving socio-political context of post-war Britain and balances an appreciation of continuity and change from the 'austerity Games' of 1948 through to the multi-billion pound extravaganza of the London 2012 Olympics. Ideal for students, historians, social scientists and sport enthusiasts alike, Sport and Politics in Modern Britain provides the fullest assessment yet of this important topic, bringing sport sharply into focus as a contested domain in public and political debate.
'A timely and impressive book that will become essential reading on many Sport History and British Politics courses.' - Martin Polley, University of Southampton, UK
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