Making the Rugby World: Race, Gender, Commerce (Sport in the by Timothy J.L. Chandler,John Nauright

By Timothy J.L. Chandler,John Nauright

This ebook explores the growth of rugby from its imperial and novice upper-class white male center into different contexts through the past due 19th and 20th centuries. the advance of rugby within the racially divided groups of the setter empire and the way this used to be considered are explored firstly. Then the editors flip to 4 case experiences of rugby's enlargement past the limits of the British Empire (France, Italy, Japan and the USA). The position of girls in rugby is tested and the following improvement of women's rugby as one of many quickest becoming activities for ladies in Europe, North the US and Australasia within the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. the ultimate part analyses the impression of commercialisation, professionalisation and media on rugby and the influence at the ancient rugby tradition associated with an ethos of amateurism.

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