Blowing the Whistle

The Politics of Sport
Author: Garry Whannel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 117
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Culture, Politics and Sport

Blowing the Whistle, Revisited
Author: Garry Whannel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113411561X
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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'Whannel is a foundational figure in the study of sports and the media. ...For 20 years his writing has set a high standard ...and it remains an inspiration to many' - Toby Miller, Professor of Cultural Studies, New York University, USA Garry Whannel’s text Blowing the Whistle: The Politics of Sport broke new ground when it was first published in 1983. Its polemical discussion brought sports as cultural politics into the academic arena and set the agenda for a new wave of researchers. Since the 1980s sport studies has matured both as an academic discipline and as a focus for mainstream political and public policy debate. In Culture, Politics and Sport: Blowing the Whistle, Revisited, Garry Whannel revisits the themes that led his first edition, assessing their 1980s context from our new millennium perspective, and exploring their continued relevance for contemporary sports academics. This revisited volume will appeal to undergraduate students and researchers in sports and cultural studies. Garry Whannel is Professor of Media Cultures and Director of the Centre for International Media Analysis at the University of Bedfordshire. His previous books include Media Sports Stars: Masculinities and Moralities, Fields in Vision: Television Sport and Cultural Transformation, Understanding Sport (co-authored with John Horne and Alan Tomlinson) and Understanding Television (co-edited with Andrew Goodwin), all published by Routledge.

New Directions in Sport History


Author: Duncan Stone,John Hughson,Rob Ellis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317525663
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 128
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Emerging from the ‘history from below’ movement, sport history was marginalised for decades by those working within more traditional historical fields (and institutions). Although a degree of ignorance still exists, sport history has now acquired a level of credibility through the dedicated work of professional historians. And yet, as this authority has been established, changes to UK higher education funding (the removal of direct state funding, the Research Excellence Framework, and tuition fees) and academic publishing (open access) have the potential to damage, or even end, sports research. This book examines sport history from a variety of perspectives. Do mainstream historians need to engage, or ‘play’, with sports historians? Has the postmodernist ‘cultural turn’ in sports history been helpful to the sub-discipline? How can the teaching of sports studies be more innovative and inspiring? How can oral history and sport history be utilised in the study of other branches of historical interest. Although changes are required in dealing with the current political reality of UK higher education, sport history still has a great deal to offer students, future employers and the public alike. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Marxism Today


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Communism
Page: N.A
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New Society


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
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Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
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Books in Print Supplement


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: N.A
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