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Sheard, Kenneth

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Works: 6 works in 41 publications in 4 languages and 1,329 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Kenneth Sheard
Barbarians, gentlemen, and players : a sociological study of the development of Rugby football by Eric Dunning( )

33 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1979 this classic text was the first study of the development of Rugby and has a seminal place in the library of the history and sociology of sport. With a new foreword and a new afterword, Dunning and Sheard now provide a sociological analysis of the major developments that have taken place in Rugby since the 1980s, with particular attention to the professionalism that was predicted in the first edition of this text." "Barbarians, Gentlemen and Players, Second Edition will be an invaluable resource for sports lovers, rugby fans and students of the history and sociology of sport."--Jacket
Ragubī to igirisujin( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sociological study of the development of rugby football by Eric Dunning( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbarians, gentlemen and players by Eric Dunning( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Barbarians, gentlemen and players : a sociological study of the development of rugby football by Eric Dunning( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rugby football is descended from the winter 'folk games' which were a deeply rooted tradition in pre-industrial Britain. This is the first book to study the development of Rugby from this folk tradition to the game in its modern 'Union' and 'League' forms. The folk forms of football were extremely violent and serious injuries - even death - were a common feature. The game was refined in the public schools who played a crucial role in formulating rules which required footballers to exercise greater self-control. With the spread of Rugby into the wider society, a national rule- making body, the Rugby Football Union, was founded but class tensions led to the split between Rugby Union and Rugby League. These same class tensions - public schools and amateurism as against Rugby League and professionalism - may be seen to exist in Australia. The authors examine the changes in Rugby Union from a 'player-centred' to a 'spectator-centred' form of amateurism and discuss the effect of the 'Australian dispensation' in this context. The increasing extent of 'football hooliganism' is dealt with in the concluding part of this valuable study which will interest all serious followers of both branches of Rugby in Australia
La séparation des deux rugbys by Eric Dunning( )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Barbarians, gentlemen, and players : a sociological study of the development of Rugby football
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シャド, ケネス

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