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Wagg, Stephen

Overview
Works: 31 works in 179 publications in 1 language and 6,399 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: GV944.G7, 306.483
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Stephen Wagg
The football world : a contemporary social history by Stephen Wagg( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because I tell a joke or two : comedy, politics, and social difference by Stephen Wagg( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 275 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
Come on down? : popular media culture in post-war Britain by Dominic Strinati( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 267 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
East plays West : sport and the Cold War by Stephen Wagg( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 212 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 in sport, and is at once a political history of sport and an illuminating new perspective on the forces that shaped this unsettled time
Giving the game away : football, politics, and culture on five continents by Stephen Wagg( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 211 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 195 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
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 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key concepts in sports studies by Stephen Wagg( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clear, well researched entries explain the key concepts in the debates surrounding the social significance and social dynamics of sport
The new politics of leisure and pleasure by Dr Peter Bramham( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 151 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
Myths and milestones in the history of sport by Professor Stephen Wagg( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 150 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
British football and social exclusion by Stephen Wagg( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 141 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 fan
Sport, leisure and culture in the postmodern city( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The widespread concept of the 'postmodern city' is frequently linked to the decline of traditional manufacturing industries and a corresponding wane of white working-class culture. In place of these appear flexible working practices, a diversified workforce, and a greater emphasis on consumption, leisure, and tourism. Illustrated by an interdisciplinary study of Leeds, a typical postmodern city, this volume examines how such cities have reinvented themselves - commercially, politically and spatially - over the past two decades. The work addresses issues like cultural policy, city-centre development, sport, leisure and identity, and explores different urban processes in relation to changing configuration of class, gender and ethnicity in the postmodern city."--Publisher's description
Sounds and the city : popular music, place, and globalization( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: Sounds and the City; Brett Lashua, Stephen Wagg, and Karl Spracklen -- 1. Heart of the Country? The Construction of Nashville as the Capital of Country Music; Diane Pecknold -- 2. Birmingham's Post-Industrial Metal; Deena Weinstein -- 3. Black and Brown Get Down: Cultural Politics, Chicano Music, and Hip-Hop in Racialized Los Angeles; Anthony Ma’cas -- 4. Juidos 'n' Decaf Italians: Irony, Blasphemy, and Jewish Shtick; Steven Lee Beeber -- 5. 'Why I Decided to Pretend I was American, I Will Never Know': Rock 'n Roll and 'The Sixties' in an English Town; Stephen Wagg -- 6. Tamla-Motown in the UK: Transatlantic Reception of American Rhythm and Blues; Andrew Flory -- 7. 'How Many Divisions Does Ozzy Osbourne Have?' Some Thoughts on Politics, Heavy Metal Music and the 'Clash of Civilisations'; Stephen Wagg -- 8. Indieglobalization and the Triumph of Punk in Indonesia; Jeremy Wallach -- 9. Sounds of a 'Rotting City': Punk in Russia's Arctic Hinterland;Hilary Pilkington -- 10. True Norwegian Black Metal: The Globalized, Mythological Reconstruction of the Second Wave of BM in 1990s Oslo; Karl Spracklen -- 11. Continental Drift: The Politics and Poetics of African Hip-Hop; Paul Kahlil Saucier -- 12. 'One Day On Earth': Music, Documentary Filmmaking, and Global Soundscapes; Brett Lashua and Joseph Minadeo -- 13. Intersecting Rhythms: The Spatial Production of Local Canadian Heavy Metal and Urban Aboriginal Hip-Hop in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Karen M. Fox and Gabrielle Riches -- 14. Reconstruction's Soundtrack; Eric Porter -- 15. We're Going to Graceland: Globalisation and the Reimagining of Memphis; Wanda Rushing -- 16. Characterising the Cold War: Music and Memories of Berlin, 1960-1989; John Schofield -- 17. Outback Elvis: Musical Creativity in Rural Australia; John Connell and Chris Gibson -- 18. In Search of 'Independent' Brisbane: Music, Memory and Cultural Heritage; Andy Bennett and Ian Rogers -- Afterword: Reflections on Popular Music, Place and Globalization; Stephen Wagg, Karl Spracklen, and Brett Lashua
The social faces of humour : practices and issues by George E. C Paton( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 99 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."--Jacket
The Palgrave handbook of olympic studies( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 95 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
Thatcher's grandchildren? : politics and childhood in the twenty-first century( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thatcher's Grandchildren" explores sociological and political issues about childhood that have that have become increasingly significant in the twenty first century within a political landscape framed by neo-liberalism. In this edited collection, leading writers explore constructions of childhood and address social and political issues involving children in a number of key areas, both nationally and internationally. Issues addressed include child protection and abuse, the media, education and schooling, and poverty
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 47 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
Sporting heroes of the North : sport, religion and culture( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. --
Cricket and globalization by Chris Rumford( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 36 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
 
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Come on down? : popular media culture in post-war BritainEast plays West : sport and the Cold WarGiving the game away : football, politics, and culture on five continentsThatcher's children? : politics, childhood and society in the 1980s and 1990sKey concepts in sports studiesThe new politics of leisure and pleasureBritish football and social exclusionSport, leisure and culture in the postmodern city