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Wagg, Stephen

Works: 41 works in 260 publications in 2 languages and 8,298 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy films  Cross-cultural studies  Television comedies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GV944.G7, 306.483
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Wagg
The football world : a contemporary social history by Stephen Wagg( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come on down? : popular media culture in post-war Britain by Dominic Strinati( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come on Down represents 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 and most representative expressions such as TV soaps, quizzes and game shows, TV for children, media treatment of the monarchy, Pop Music, Comedy, Advertising, Consumerism and Americanization. The diversity of both subject matter and argument is the most distinctive feature of the collection, making it a much-needed and extremely accessible, interdisciplinary introduction to the study of popular media culture. 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 )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 281 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
East plays West : sport and the Cold War by Stephen Wagg( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 233 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 )

9 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 )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 205 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 )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Key concepts in sports studies by Stephen Wagg( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stimulating and practical student guide to the key concepts in the increasingly popular field of sports studies
The new politics of leisure and pleasure by Peter Bramham( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 162 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?"--Back cover
Myths and milestones in the history of sport by Stephen Wagg( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conventional history of sport, as conveyed by television and the sports press, has thrown up a great many apparent turning points, but knowledge of these apparently defining moments is often slight. This book offers readable, in-depth studies of a series of these watersheds in sport history and of the circumstances in which they came about
British football and social exclusion by Stephen Wagg( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 147 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
Sounds and the city : popular music, place, and globalization( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 139 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
Sport, leisure and culture in the postmodern city by Stephen Wagg( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 137 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
The Palgrave handbook of olympic studies by Helen Lenskyj( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 116 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
The social faces of humour : practices and issues by George E. C Paton( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cricket and national identity in the postcolonial age : following on by Stephen Wagg( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 113 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
Thatcher's grandchildren? : politics and childhood in the twenty-first century by Stephen Wagg( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 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
Sport, protest and globalisation : stopping play by Jon Dart( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is built around three assumptions - first, that for huge numbers people around the world, including many sport lovers, there are more important things in life than sport; second, that the governance of sport is in many ways problematic and needs to be confronted; and, third, that contrary to the still-popular belief that sport and politics don't mix, sport often provides an ideal theatre for the enacting of political protest. The book contains studies of a range of protests, stretching back to the death of suffragist Emily Davison at the Derby of 1913 and encompassing subsequent protests against the exclusion of women from the sporting arena; the Berlin Olympics of 1936; Western imperialism; the Mexico Olympics, 1968; the state racism of apartheid in South Africa; the effect of the global golf industry on ecosystems; Israeli government policy; resistance to the various attempts to bring the Olympic Games to Canadian and American cities; the cutting of welfare benefits for disabled British citizens; class privilege in the UK; Russian anti-gay laws; and high public spending on sport mega-events in Brazil. The collection will be of interest to scholars and students with an interest in Sports Studies, History, Politics, Geography, Cultural Studies and Sociology
An introduction to leisure studies : principles and practice by Peter Bramham( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are textbooks galore, but there aren&rsquo;t many crafted as intelligently as this one. This book will change the way that students understand leisure. It will give them an easier entry to that place where difficult ideas fuse into something intelligible, where real understanding sits and the educated imagination is stirred."<br /><em><strong>- Tony Blackshaw, Sheffiled Hallam University</strong></em> Peter Bramham and Stephen Wagg provide a foundation for those studying within the broad field of leisure
Cricket and globalization by Chris Rumford( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 39 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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Because I tell a joke or two : comedy, politics, and social difference
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Because I tell a joke or two : comedy, politics, and social differenceEast 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