9780714652450

A Sport-Loving Society: Victorian and Edwardian Middle-Class England at Play

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  • ISBN13:

    9780714652450

  • ISBN10:

    0714652458

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-03-23
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

A selection of essays exploring the role of social institutions and political, economic and technological change in shaping the sport of middle class Victorians and Edwardians.

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors x
Series editor's foreword xii
Middle-class memorials xiv
Introduction: complicated matters 1(10)
J.A. Mangan
Prologue -- setting the scene: second-class citizens? English middle-class culture and sport, 1850--1910 -- a reconsideration 11(32)
Mike Huggins
PART I Sport and schools
43(48)
The other side of the coin: Victorian masculinity, field sports and English elite education
45(20)
J.A. Mangan
Callum McKenzie
English elementary education revisited and revised: drill and athleticism in tandem
65(26)
J.A. Mangan
Colm Hickey
PART II Sport, universities and colleges
91(52)
`Oars and the man': pleasure and purpose in Victorian and Edwardian Cambridge
93(26)
J.A. Mangan
Athleticism in the service of the proletariat: preparation for the English elementary school and the extension of middle-class manliness
119(24)
J.A. Mangan
Colm Hickey
PART III Sport and emancipation
143(34)
The social construction of Victorian femininity: emancipation, education and exercise
145(8)
J.A. Mangan
The `lady blue': sport at the Oxbridge women's colleges from their foundation to 1914
153(24)
Kathleen E. McCrone
PART IV Sport and religion
177(40)
Sport and the Victorian Sunday: the beginnings of middle-class apostasy
179(19)
John Lowerson
To pray or to play? The YMCA question in the United Kingdom and the United States, 1850--1900
198(19)
William J. Baker
PART V Sport and recreation
217(38)
Culture, class and respectability: racing and the English middle classes in the nineteenth century
219(20)
Mike Huggins
Of pride and prejudice: the amateur question in English nineteenth-century rowing
239(16)
Eric Halladay
PART VI Sport, war and diplomacy
255(42)
`No business of ours'? The Foreign Office and the Olympic Games, 1896--1914
257(17)
Martin Polley
Sportsmen and the deadly game
274(23)
Derek Birley
Epilogue -- rounding things off: sport and middle-class culture -- some issues of representation and identity before 1940 297(16)
John Lowerson
Index 313

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