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Making the Rugby World

Race, Gender, Commerce

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Making the Rugby World
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This book explores the expansion of rugby from its imperial and amateur upper-class white male core into other contexts throughout the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The development of rugby in the racially divided communities of the setter empire and how this was viewed are explored initially. Then the editors turn to four case studies of rugby's expansion beyond the bounds of the British Empire (France, Italy, Japan and the USA). The role of women in rugby is examined and the subsequent development of women's rugby as one of the fastest growing sports for women in Europe, North America and Australasia in the 1980s and 1990s. The final section analyses the impact of commercialisation, professionalisation and media on rugby and the impact on the historic rugby culture linked to an ethos of amateurism.
Release date NZ
November 30th, 1999
Contributors
Edited by John Nauright Edited by Timothy J. L. Chandler
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
256
Dimensions
152x229x14
ISBN-13
9780714644110
Product ID
2251175

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