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Wagg, Stephen

Overview
Works: 28 works in 157 publications in 1 language and 5,272 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: GV706.5, 306.483
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Wagg
Key concepts in sports studies by Stephen Wagg ( )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clear, well researched entries explain the key concepts in the debates surrounding the social significance and social dynamics of sport
Sport, leisure, and culture in the postmodern city by Peter Bramham ( )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrated by an interdisciplinary study of a typical 'postmodern city' in the north of England - Leeds - this volume examines how such post-industrial cities have reinvented themselves, commercially, politically and spatially over the past two decades, with a particular focus on sport and leisure
Come on down? : popular media culture in post-war Britain by Dominic Strinati ( Book )
15 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This introduction to popular media culture in Britain discusses the ways in which popular culture can be studied, understood and appreciated, and covers its key analytical issues and some of its most important processes
Because I tell a joke or two : comedy, politics, and social difference by Stephen Wagg ( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Because I Tell a Joke or Two explores the complex relationship between comedy and the social differences of class, region, age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity and nationhood
The football world : a contemporary social history by Stephen Wagg ( Book )
7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thatcher's children? : politics, childhood and society in the 1980s and 1990s by Jane Pilcher ( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors of this book examine the political issues surrounding childhood including law making, social policy, government provision & political activisim. It will be a highly pertinent text for students and teachers in higher education
East plays West : sport and the Cold War by Stephen Wagg ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cold War spanned some five decades from the devastation that remained after World War Two until the fall of the Berlin wall, and for much of that time the perception was that only on the Eastern side were politics and sport inextricably linked. However, this assumption underestimates the extent to which sport was an important symbol for both power blocs in their ongoing ideological struggle.This collection of essays from leading international authorities on sport, culture and ideology brings together an impressive body of work organized around key political themes and outstanding moments i
The new politics of leisure and pleasure by Dr Peter Bramham ( Book )
17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is about the new politics of leisure and pleasure - the values, practices, struggles and contradictions that now characterize the social worlds of rambling, drinking, tourism, sex, watching TV, gambling, using the internet, reading, comedy, sport, popular music and censorship
Giving the game away : football, politics, and culture on five continents by Stephen Wagg ( Book )
7 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British football and social exclusion by Stephen Wagg ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book takes stock of British football at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It is written by a range of concerned academics and writers, all of whom have an active relationship with the contemporary football world. The book assesses the changes that have occurred in many areas of football culture and the political and academic debates that have accompanied these changes. English football in particular, it seems, is 'fat city'. The Premiership, now eight years old, has, via satellite television, become a globalised phenomenon: there are Liverpool supporters in Bangladesh, Chelsea fans in sub-Saharan Africa and Manchester United followers across the globe. Grounds are full. Top class football attracts people to bars and pubs in huge numbers. Hooliganism appears a thing of the past. Everyone seems to love football and/or to support a team. The British football media are generally euphoric in their rendering of contemporary football culture. However, the contributors to this book argue that the heavily commodified, PR-driven and cartelised British football world, with which so many contemporary politicians and other public figures rush to identify themselves, has either created, exacerbated or continued to ignore serious problems of social exclusion problems of class and community, race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality and age
Myths and milestones in the history of sport by Professor Stephen Wagg ( Book )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Myths and Milestones in the History of Sport takes as its starting point the need to go beyond 'newsreel' versions of the apparent turning points in sport history and to put them into a clear context. It explores a range of such watershed moments in a series of detailed and insightful studies. These moments include: the debate over the creation of particular sports; the beginnings of professional association football; the decline of amateur 'soccer'; the debate over violence in American football; the traditional throwing of the first pitch of an American baseball season by the President; the coming of male and female sport celebrity; the acknowledgement of a relationship between sport and politics; the arrival of drugs in sport; the clenched fist salute at the Olympic Games of 1968; the emergence of feminism in sport; the marriage of sport and television; the World Cup Final of 1966; and events seen mistakenly as turning points
Cricket and national identity in the postcolonial age : following on by Stephen Wagg ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mention cricket, and some still think of the gentle game, played on a village green in England, where leather thuds against willow, slumbering spectators mutter 'Good shot, sir' and church bells toll in the middle distance... But this cricket - and that England - is as outdated as the idea of Empire, and the game today is as much about cable television, huge crowds at one-day internationals in Mumbai or Islamabad, or floodlit Twenty20 games timed to maximise broadcast advertising revenue." "Bringing together leading writers on cricket and society, this important new book places cricket in the postcolonial life of the major Test-playing countries, exploring the culture, politics, governance and economics of cricket in the twenty-first century." "Cricket and National Identity in the Postcolonial Age is an original political and historical study of the game's development in a range of countries. Ideal for students of sport, politics, history and postcolonialism, it provides accessible and stimulating discussion of the major issues, including race, migration, gobalisation, neoliberal economics, religion and sectarianism and the media."--BOOK JACKET
British football and social change : getting into Europe by British football and social change ( Book )
10 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The social faces of humour : practices and issues by George E. C Paton ( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Palgrave handbook of olympic studies by Helen Lenskyj ( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference collection fills a long-standing gap in the fields of Olympic studies and sports sociology by applying a critical lens to a wide range of issues and controversies that have surrounded the Olympic movement. Mapping the past, present and future of the Olympic Games and drawing together an impressive line-up of international scholars from across a variety of disciplines, this essential guide provides an authoritative overview of the core debates and key social and political issues related to the most established and influential sporting event in the world. Divided into five parts - Olympic History, Olympic Case Studies, Olympic Disciplines, Social and Political Issues and the Olympics: For and Against - this substantive reference work includes debates on race, gender, amateurism, the environment, security, sponsorship, housing, Indigenous peoples and the mass media and provides in-depth case studies on individual Olympic Games ranging from the St Louis Games in 1904 to the most recent Games in Beijing in 2008, and discusses the forthcoming Olympics in London and Rio. Global in its perspective and definitive in content, this one-stop volume will be an indispensable reference resource for a wide range of academics, students and researchers in the fields of sociology, sports studies, sports history, Olympic studies, politics, media and communication studies and leisure and tourism studies
Amateurism in British sport : it matters not who won or lost? by Dilwyn Porter ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ideal of the amateur competitor, playing the game for love and, unlike the professional, totally untainted by commerce, has become embedded in many accounts of the development of modern sport. It has proved influential not least because it has underpinned a pervasive impression of professionalism - and all that came with it - as a betrayal of innocence, a fall from sporting grace. In the essays collected here, amateurism, both as ideology and practice, is subject to critical and unsentimental scrutiny, effectively challenging the dominant narrative of more conventional histories of Brit
Cricket and globalization by Chris Rumford ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cricket has changed dramatically in recent years and now can claim to be a truly global game, thanks in large part to new media technologies which bring a global audience for World Cups and other major competitions. However, the globalization of cricket has not followed a pattern familiar in other sports: concentrations of wealth, media, and marketing leading to the domination of Western countries over the rest, and this fact alone makes it interesting for scholars of the globalization of spo
Sporting heroes of the North : sport, religion and culture ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sporting Heroes of the North looks at the remarkable sporting culture and traditions of the north as well as some of the region's sporting greats. Ranging from the North East, Tyneside, Merseyside and Yorkshire to the North West it covers a variety of sports, including cricket, fell running, boxing, rock climbing, football, rugby league, motor cycling and athletics. The book celebrates northern sporting heroes from the past and the present, from Jackie Milburn, Fred Trueman, Andrew Flintoff, Ellery Hanley, John Conteh and the fictional Alf Tupper to Dorothy Hyman, Beryl Burton and Rebecca Adlington. Sporting Heroes avoids simple pen portraits, instead it shows in all its richness the historic and changing place of sport and sporting heroes in the culture of the north of England
Sporting lives : sport, heroism and the North of England ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sporting Heroes of the North looks at the remarkable sporting culture and traditions of the north as well as some of the region's sporting greats. Ranging from the North East, Tyneside, Merseyside and Yorkshire to the North West it covers a variety of sports, including cricket, fell running, boxing, rock climbing, football, rugby league, motor cycling and athletics. The book celebrates northern sporting heroes from the past and the present, from Jackie Milburn, Fred Trueman, Andrew Flintoff, Ellery Hanley, John Conteh and the fictional Alf Tupper to Dorothy Hyman, Beryl Burton and Rebecca Adlington. Sporting Heroes avoids simple pen portraits, instead it shows in all its richness the historic and changing place of sport and sporting heroes in the culture of the north of England
Giving the game away : association football on different continents by Stephen Wagg ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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