Overview:The Sporting Life: Victorian Sports and Games - This lively and intriguing study looks atthe way sports both reflected and shaped Victorian society.Just as our own games have a lot to say about modern American culture, so sports are a prism through which we can gain valuable insights into Victorian society. The Sporting Life: Victorian Sports and Games is an engaging and perceptive account of how sport developed during Britain's heyday, who played (and who wasn't allowed to play), and what it all conveys about gender, race, imperialism, and national pride.Drawing extensively on 19th-century writings, The Sporting Life begins with a survey of sports in pre-Victorian England and the impact of industrialism in the early 19th century. We read of the effects of evangelicalism and utilitarianism, both of which first opposed sport, then used it for their own purposes. We learn of the association of sports with masculinity, an identification women challenged late in the century. Finally we learn how English sports became part of the imperial game, used to promote-and resist-the spread of Victoria's vast empire.Excerpts from 19th-century English writings on sports allow the Victorians speak in their own words about the meaning of sports in their lives Illuminating and entertaining illustrations of many aspects of Victorian sports include humorous spoofs on sports from Punch magazineA glossary explains the sometimes arcane terms used in Victorian sports

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725641-9780275989996. It was written by the following authors: Nancy Fix Anderson. Book The Sporting Life: Victorian Sports and Games, which can be read online, published by the company: ABC-CLIO. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: History, Sports Books. The book was published on 2010-02-26 00:00:00. It has 213 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 517 g. File for download The Sporting Life: Victorian Sports and Games has PDF format and is called the-sporting-life-victorian-sports-and-games.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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