Sport and the English Middle Classes, 1870-1914

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Manchester University Press, 1993 - Social Science - 310 pages
This book examines the phenomena which explain the boom in sport among the middle classes in late Victorian England. The author focuses on the extent to which sport became an agent of the development of the middle classes and an instrument of their self-definition. The book does not set out to explain the making of the English middle classes; rather, it examines a significant part of that making.
 

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Contents

A class at play
1
Land and water
29
Manly games
64
Clubability
95
Golf 25
125
Impurity or covetousness
154
Lesser breeds
191
Sport as business
225
Seeds of decay
261
Index
298
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