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Wagg, Stephen

Overview
Works: 33 works in 172 publications in 1 language and 6,114 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author, 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( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,238 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 1,177 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( )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come on Down? presents an introduction to popular media culture in Britain since 1945. It 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 forms and processes. The contributors analyse some of popular culture's leading expressions: TV soaps, quizzes and game shows, TV for children, media treatment of the monarchy, pop music, comedy, advertising, consumerism and Americanisation. The contributors, many of them leading figures in their respective areas of study, represent a number of different approaches which themselves reflect the diversity and promise of contemporary theoretical debates. Their studies encompass issues such as the economics of popular culture, its textual complexity and its interpretations by audiences, as well as concepts such as ideology, material culture and postmodernism
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 354 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 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thatcher's children? : politics, childhood and society in the 1980s and 1990s by Jane Pilcher( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 274 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
The new politics of leisure and pleasure by Dr Peter Bramham( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the new politics of leisure and pleasure in relation to a range of popular activities. Current generations in Western societies are essentially recipients of the changes that the Sixties - fabled decade of sex, drugs and rock n' roll - left behind. In their leisure lives - whether drinking, reading, surfing the net, taking drugs, going to a comedy gig, watching TV, taking a holiday, downloading music, supporting a football club, having a bet, having sex or simply roaming the countryside - people seem to enjoy unprecedented freedoms. But what are these freedoms? How are they exercised? And to what extent have traditional controls been relinquished?
East plays West : sport and the Cold War by Stephen Wagg( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 240 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
British football and social exclusion by Stephen Wagg( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 214 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. Stephen Wagg, Tim Crabbe, Adam Brown, John Baine, Neil Taylor, Pat Slaughter, John Harris, Jayne Caudwell, Eileen Kennedy, Raymond Boyle, Paul Daniel and Simon Thorpe
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 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and milestones in the history of sport by Professor Stephen Wagg( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 206 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

Sounds and the city : popular music, place, and globalization( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As both distinctive local terrain and global crossroads, cities remain fascinating spaces of cultural contestation and meaning-making via the composing, playing, recording and consumption of popular music. From Gillett's 'The Sound of the City' (1970) to Krims' 'Music and Urban Geography' (2007), attention to popular music has allowed various soundings of the often unfathomable aspects of urban life. This book takes as its focus the social relations produced amidst and through popular music and cities. Such a focus allows a test of theories of globalization, hybridity, consumerism, networks and transnational flows of people, cultures and musical products. Covering themes as diverse as Russian Punk and African Hip-Hop, this global collection offers a timely contribution to the advancement of popular music studies"--Provided by publisher
The Palgrave handbook of olympic studies( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference collection, bringing together an authoritative and international line-up of scholars to examine key social and political issues related to the Olympics. An essential, 'one-stop' volume for a wide range of academics, students and researchers
Thatcher's grandchildren? : politics and childhood in the twenty-first century( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 123 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
The social faces of humour : practices and issues by George E. C Paton( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cricket and globalization by Chris Rumford( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 70 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
Amateurism in British sport : it matters not who won or lost?( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sporting heroes of the North : sport, religion and culture( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. --Book Jacket
 
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Sport, leisure, and culture in the postmodern cityCome on down? : popular media culture in post-war BritainBecause I tell a joke or two : comedy, politics, and social differenceThatcher's children? : politics, childhood and society in the 1980s and 1990sThe new politics of leisure and pleasureEast plays West : sport and the Cold WarBritish football and social exclusionGiving the game away : football, politics, and culture on five continents