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Sport, war and society in Australia and New Zealand / edited by Martin Crotty and Robert Hess
Bib ID 7131985
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Description Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2016 
xiv, 142 pages ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9781138677067 (hardback)
113867706X (hardback)
Series

Sport in the global society. Historical perspectives.

Summary

Sport and war have been closely linked in Australian and New Zealand society since the nineteenth century. Sport has, variously, been advocated as appropriate training for war, lambasted as a distraction from the war effort, and resorted to as an escape from wartime trials and tribulations. War has limited the fortunes of some sporting codes - and some individuals - while others have blossomed in the changed circumstances. The chapters in this book range widely over the broad subject of Australian and New Zealand sport and their relation to the cataclysmic world wars of the first half of the twentieth century. They examine the mythology of the links between sport and war, sporting codes, groups of sporting individuals, and individual sportspeople. Revealing complex and often unpredictable effects of total wars upon individuals and social groups which as always, created chaos, and the sporting field offered no exception. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of the History of Sport.

Notes

"The chapters in this book were originally published in The International Journal of the History of Sport, volume 31, issue 18 (December 2014)."-- page xi.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Sports -- Australia -- Sociological aspects.  |  Sports -- New Zealand -- Sociological aspects.  |  Sports -- Social aspects -- Australia.  |  Sports -- Social aspects -- New Zealand.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Crotty, Martin, 1969- editor  |  Hess, Robert, editor
Also Titled

International journal of the history of sport. Vol. 31, issue 18 (December 2014)

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